I really wanted to write about romance as I’m so good at it.. (yeah, right..I do try though) romance is not 10 letters.. hmm… shame. Respiratory it is then..
Last year I convinced myself I was dying. Yes self diagnosis is a strong point of mine. Since I was dying why should I bother with relationships or anything else come to that. Oh, I was cheery enough most of you who know me probably never noticed.. You did? Oops, sorry! Well I was just waiting for the day when I didn’t wake up..
This went on for a few weeks until I confided in a friend who threatened me unless I went to the doctors. How can you threaten someone who thinks they’re dying.. Well, I didn’t want to show I had no sense of responsibility and went to the doctors. Blood pressure borderline but ok. Then the doctor said ‘you do know you’ve got a chest infection?’. Oops.. 😉 I’d self diagnosed heart problems from chest infection symptoms.. oh well, she decided to take full bloods while I was there it appears I’m very healthy..
I decided I’d better get back to living, then came a chance encounter which led to me blogging and then to this lynnelives blog and then to AtoZ challenge. Where will my respiratory tract lead me next I wonder?
How’s your respiratory organs?
Do you have a tendancy for self-diagnosis?
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Take a deep breath and plunge into the AtoZChallenge blogs.
i don’t really…and, i definitely don’t look up my symptoms on the interwebs that can get scary…:P love your story!
thanks for the comment. Yes it’s good not to look up symptoms.
Oh yeah, self diagnosis for sure….much worse since the Internet and Google. LOL!
Looke like it’s prevalent.. We’re all becoming trained doctors.. tee hee..
wow, sounds scary to me, hoped you learned the lesson! AND iloved that the exoerience led you to so much more.
I usually do not self diagnos.
I hope so Teresa but I did have suspected chicken pox last week so maybe not.. Well done for not self diagnosing. Yes it’s amazing what it led to which is good. got me out of my comfort zone and given me a new comfort zone I never thought possible. That’s a brilliant result! Need to get the books edited and onto the next comfort zone..
I self-diagnose all the time. I’m learning never to look up symptoms online. 🙂
That’s progress Dana well done. I’m a master of self diagnosis without Internet..
With Goggle and WebMD doesn’t everyone? Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone.
Happy A to Z-ing!
Looks like Teresa doesn’t and I don’t use the Internet for my initial screening! Thanks for popping by. Yes indeedy, happy AtoZing
Oh dear, I’m glad your friend threatened you into seeing a doctor! Chest infections can still be serious.
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I’ve had 2 chest infections in the past 6 months.. Must be run down. Where’s those mineral and vitamin filled foods.. purple sprouting broccoli’s appeared in my garden. You can just taste the iron in it! Organic too! Anything in my garden has to fend for itself!
Youch! I’ve self diagnosed before too and I’ll tell you what, Web MD is scary! I had pulmonary embolisms nine years ago and after that never mess with lung or chest issues. The first sign of a breathing issue and I am at the nearest ER. Yeah…I’m a bit neurotic about it now! 🙂
We are both doing so well in the challenge!! Keep it up neighbor! 🙂
Will do. I’m all scheduled now! Ooh neurosis on top of self diagnosis. I’ll give that a miss. Take care. Glad we’re in it together.
Hi…I’m hopping over from the A to Z Challenge…lovely blog…good luck with the rest of the challenge…
Donna L Martin
Thanks Donna. Good luck to you too.