Sunday, June 17, 2007

Do you have cyberchondria?

Well, I went for a 25 mile bike ride or so with some of the Outlaws yesterday AM and really did not feel very strong AT ALL. I am hoping this is a temporary taper situation otherwise i will be suffering one week from today in a big way.. I have some other health issues going on that may or may not be signifigant-awaiting test results before further worrying. I do have a bad case of "cyberchondria" at times. If I have a headache then I have been known to link that somehow to brain cancer on the internet, depending on how anxious I feel on any given day. My kids and I tease each other because apparently I have passed this tendency to over diagnose myself on to my daughters. On any given day, we can talk each other into the worst possible diseases just based on our minor or major symptoms. "Gas? Oh no-you must have colon cancer!" Stuff like that..I think menopause and middle age is making this worse. When do you worry about symptoms? Being in the nursing profession previously doesn't help at all. I can take the most basic ailment and all of a sudden it could be a heart attack ( I use to be a cardiac nurse-back in the day). Now I can usually talk myself down from these worried with logic..I use to be worse. I can laugh it off. Now I am probably exhausted and need a rest from writing all this. Oh no-I must have mononucleosis!


Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

i have health issues awaiting further testing too. I could be dying in a month, it could be nothing to worry about, or something in between. I guess I feel your pain!!!

GeekGirl said...

I rarely go on group rides because I need to build my confidence up first. Especially with Sweet Baboo, since he can climb a hill four times in the time it takes me to climb it once. In your case, it's probably just a tapering issue.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

oh yeah. I hear you.

I hope you're having taper issues like me.