I think you would be fine working in the medical field - I never thought I would end up doing what I do - but I am telling you - it almost helps a bit. Because then you realize that you don't have it near as bad as the people you see all the time lol
I know someone who draws blood at a hospital in another state. Sometimes she helps me get through this or that scare. I envy her because she lives life to the fullest, while I freak out about everything. I'm still trying to change my view of things, but I can't seem to keep my thoughts in check.
I read too many stories too - and they are like these weird freak things and then I always assume the worst will happen to me - I don't know what it is like to NOT have HA. I have had it since I can remember - I have all kinds of funny memories looking back and I think how ridiculous I was/am lol.
I didn't develop it until my 20s. I was like most teens. Felt invincible. Drove fast. Didn't think anything could happen to me. Now I'm the complete opposite. Sometimes I wish I was deluded in the other direction.
I am sure if you are nervous like myself - your pulse may be up a bit compared to the average. With that being the case, I am sure it is more visible as it is moving things around more. Your heart is right above your diaphragm - I am posting an xray that I wrote on so hopefully it makes sense. Your diaphragm is nothing more than a thin layer of muscle - it will vibrate with chest movement. You can see the proximity to the heart and upper abdomen in this xray.
I just looked up a image of a diaphragm. Looks like the aorta that is making so much movement is between the ascending and descending (or the first part of the descending aorta). I just hate looking at anything beat in my abdomen. Makes me feel like an alien is going to rip through my body..
My pulse is usually 80-85. So yea, kind of above the norm. Did you try posting something, because I see no attachment link?
Luckily, my husband is opposite - but he doesn't eat well and smokes, and refuses to do to the Dr. He scares me to death lol.
I don't know anyone besides my twin brother who has this kind of health anxiety (his is a little less extreme) . So this may be genetic. I had a brother who had a heart attack and didn't stop smoking or eating poorly. Now, at 55, he has congestive heart failure. So in some ways being the opposite of HA is just as problematic.