But it does allow me to think about the comparison between a healthy-ish person, a cancer-ish person, and an achy-painy-ish person (with RA and fibromyalgia) and what are the differences in my reactions.
|Sneezing/Sniffling/Coughing||Wait and see if it goes away and check out the cold medicine aisle.||Wait and see if it goes away.||It better not turn into pneumonia.|
|Owies||Wait and see if it goes away, then call doctor, maybe, eventually.||Is there a lump? Maybe its a tumor!!||Is there a lump? Probably just an RA nodule. Ignore it.|
|Lumps and Bumps||Ignore it||Is it where a tumor might possibly be?||Definitely just an RA nodule. Ignore it.|
|Headache||Take an aspirin||Is it a brain tumor? MRI stat.||Just another achy-pain.|
|Blahness||Take some vitamins and nap more.||Is my blood work okay? If so, ignore it.||Blood work checked last week and again next week, I can't be that sick.|
|Dizziness||Must be dehydrated, drink more water.||Is it a brain tumor?|
|Just part of my new lifestyle.|
|Dripping blood||Band aid, butterfly or ER?||Band aid or butterfly?||Band aid or butterfly?|
I have been feeling blah but right now I am getting my blood work checked every two weeks because I added a new prescription for my RA and I see my rheumatologist in two weeks. I also know if I really want to, I can get into my primary care's office on the same day.
I don't wake up each day expecting to feel well. It can be a rare occurrence that I feel great. So these days, I'll just ignore most things.