Tuesday, August 8, 2017

At least it wasn't the heart

I had an incident yesterday. I felt lightheaded and my fingertips were tingly. I didn't google those symptoms, so if they indicate imminent death, just don't tell me.

We called my cardiologist (the on-call one) who seemed unconcerned and was sure it wasn't heart-related. The latter might make him feel better, but I was imagining a conversation at my funeral: "He died of a totally treatable issue, but damned if the cardiologist wasn't right. The autopsy showed his heart was A-OK."

We decided I would have a cup of tea and see if it got better. (It did.) My sister also told me not to lie about my symptoms like I normally do because I don't want to be a bother.

I don't think I do that.

I do perhaps lie about how I feel, but it isn't because I don't want to be a bother. It is because I don't really believe they are legit. I think they are just in my mind, which they usually are.

The only real protein I had all day was from my PB&J at lunch, so I am attributing my incident to a protein deficiency, and I had a hard-boiled egg for breakfast.

2 comments:

Caroline Ashley Border said...

Hey Matt! It's Ashley who did some home exercises with you a while back. I thought of you yesterday and thought I'd drop a line! I somehow can't find your email address (otherwise I would email), but I hope all is well with you!!

Matt Trott said...

hey Ashley, sure I remember you. I am OK; I sent an email to your Marymount address (which may not work). Thanks for the kind thoughts

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