Seems like at this time last year, I was having some weird episodes with dizziness, palpitations, chest pain that only seemed to hurt with movement or breath (costochondritis-like), and it ended up nearly ruining the next eight months for me. I was so
worried that something was wrong with my heart. The EKG that showed possible LVH, then the crisis at the beginning of the year with the heart murmur, and all that jazz... ugh!
Oddly, I'm feeling those sensations again now (weird that it happened the same time last year). Granted, I've managed to get a much firmer grip on my anxiety, and I'm pretty much flat-out refusing to panic about it now. For one thing, it's clearly not new or unfamiliar, and it wasn't that long ago that I had the echo that confirmed my heart was perfectly fine. There's just not enough evidence of something being wrong for me to really worry about it, so I simply won't put myself and my husband through all of that drama again.
Of course, the anxiety maniac in the back of my brain keeps nagging. I'm really, really trying not to let it get to me. It's entirely possible that this is merely coinciding with the fact that I'm waiting on test results from my most recent check-up (just routine stuff), and while I doubt anything will come up wrong, I am always a bit anxious until I hear it for sure.
And I have fibro. Stuff hurts. I really should come to terms with that already. Lol.
Anyway... it feels better to come here and write about it.