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symptom shift!
« on: July 07, 2014, 02:50:40 AM »
I have a good, dual excuse for this: I just had my gallbladder removed, and I've been put to task looking up my own post-op care. So, I had an appointment with Dr. Google today, like every day the past 5 weeks or so. I'm ok with it - it usually doesn't cause anything but relaxation and calming of fears.

My doctor ordered me to get an echocardiogram. I like tests, so I said sure! I'll schedule it asap, because dear ol' Dr. Google took me to a government page, suggesting my problem could be something much more serious then the 'anxiety' diagnosis I expected: mitral valve prolapse. I'm still in a tizzy about it, but it sure beats worrying about the gallbladder *again*.

For health-anxious friends, surely you recognize this as a symptom shift. Classic - when worry about one system is solved, another steps right in. At least I can see it for what it is, after spending so much quality time on this forum. Hopefully the echo will give me the all-clear and I'll have no systems to worry about! :-)
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