Tuesday, February 26, 2008

On the Bright Side

It’s good to be a hypochondriac who knows she’s a hypochondriac because when I think I’m dying, I know I’m not, only I don’t.

10 comments:

Jobthingy said...

that is good.. er.. i think LOL

Stepherlyn said...

how thought provoking.

Leila V. said...

Jobthingy:
Yeah, I can't quite decide if it's a good thing or a bad thing. One positive is that when I'm really on my death bed at least I'll be experienced. ;)

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Stepherlyn:
I try...I try. ;)

Maria said...

So true, so true. For me, it's so natural to contemplate my imagined doom than to address what's really going on with me...which 100% of the time has nothing to do with my physical health.
It's really comforting to find others who struggle with this...

Leila V. said...

Maria:
I definitely struggle with that too and I think the reason why is because it's so much easier to go with the familiar, i.e. riding out hypochondriac episodes, than it is to delve into our own crazy minds. Part of the reason I started this blog was to do just that, (not sure how successful I've been, but it's helped).

The Maven said...

Is it scary that I completely get what you meant? :P

Lacy H. said...

hello long lost friend!

I chuckled when I read this.

So, newsflash. I'm off the paxil. We'll see if crazy returns or not.

*hugs*
lacy

Leila V. said...

Maven:
I think terrifying would be a more appropriate word.

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Lacy:
Great to hear from you! I'm guilty of lurking these days, but have been diligently following your post-op life and freaked out the other day when your blog was down. I can't wait to hear about your transition to being paxil-free.

Cover Girl of Doom said...

i am a new reader and a total fan. I adore what you write because i too am affected by these terrors.
I have been since i was 18 and i am now 31. So i hear ya...

Dutcheyre said...

Well today I am about a little positive that I might possibly have a semi-lethal pulmonary embolism. Have you guys read about this crap? Those things are deadly, and even effect young healthy people!! Ahh!