Thursday, June 14, 2007

And I'm the Crazy One

“It’s just a pain,” Rey says. Everyone gets pain,” Rey says. Stop being a sissy,” Rey says. “You’re a crazy hypochondriac,” Rey says.

I say, “screw you, you know nothing know-it-all.”

According to this article, abdominal pain could be the first sign of ovarian cancer!

***Warning: Hardcore hypos, DO NOT ENTER. All others, feel free.***

Excuse me while I go die in peace.

11 comments:

Addie said...

Thanks for the warning. I am NOT going there! I tried an aerobics/weight training class last night so I am one big ache. Trust me on this one, the pain isn't serious but it's NOT all in your head either.
-Addie

Lacy said...

and ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest and hardest to spot!!!!

Leila V. said...

Addie:
Wise decision. I wish I could erase the damage it's caused to my mental state. I probably shouldn’t have posted the link, but after reading, I couldn’t help myself. You know misery loves company!

***
Lacy:
Don’t remind me. It’s all I can do to stop myself from scheduling a doctors appointment.

Michelle said...

Unless you are a hypo then they don't understand what we go through. He's just a man lol what does he know ;)

Michelle

Leila V. said...

Cheers to that, Michelle!

Heather G said...

Ah the big OC. A hypo's friend (or worst nightmare) what with the lack of concrete symptoms and the grim prognosis.

A few years back I had a huge OC fear phase and my kindly GP told me that basically it didn't have any early symptoms. So then I worried even when I had no symptoms.

All women get pains in the tummy/pelvic area, all the time. I was amazed how few pains I got when pregnant compared to all the monthly stuff.

OC is fairly rare, mainly in older women, taking the pill reduces your risk by a lot (a benefit not often mentioned), and I am sure you don't have it.

Do you worry about the health of others? How many people in that circle of concern?

Leila V. said...

Wow, that fact about the birth control is music to my ears!

I do worry about the health of others. Namely my cat and boyfriend. I don't do it as often, but when I do, I take it to the extreme, i.e. crying etc.

My cat is very perceptive to my anxiety, so when I "get weird," she "gets weird" and the cycle continues. It's not pretty.

Trish said...

That is something I've been wanting to ask, too: how wide is your circle of worry? I include family members & pets frequently, friends & coworkers sometimes. And my cats pick up on it sometimes,too, especially if they really are feeling poorly.

It's not precisely hypochondria, but even inanimate objects get their share of worry, i.e., what's that noise coming from my car? Some days it never stops. Q-tip anyone?

Leila V. said...

Hey Trish:
I've never really thought about it before, but I guess I worry about inanimate objects too.

Mostly, I obsess about loosing the jewelry I'm wearing, or about my couches getting dirty and messed up, (crazy, I know).

And since you mentioned Q-tips, I also have an obsession with those, which in turn causes worry that I'm ruining my hearing. So yeah, I guess the circle's pretty wide.

Anonymous said...

I just love it that you can be humorous about your hypochondria. I am the same way. It really isn't funny when I feel there might be something wrong with me but at least I can laugh about it at other times.

Leila V. said...

I hear that. It's definitely not funny in the moments of stroke induced fits, but it is somewhat humorous afterwards. Laughing at yourself seems almost therapeutic.