Michael Render (michaelrender) wrote,
Michael Render
michaelrender

Better Than Dying

I was back at the Doctor's today. My heart is perfectly healthy. Turns out I have costochondritis. That's an inflamation of the rib joints at the breastbone. I am on anti-inflamatory drugs and now I just have to wait to get better. Most people recover in 3-8 weeks. Some take a year.

No one really knows what causes costochondritis, but 30% of people taken to the emergency room for heart attacks actually have it. It feels like a heart attack (or what I imagine a heart attack might feel like) and makes my chest burn.

Of course, costochondritis can not actually be diagnosed. It's just left over after eveything else has been eliminated.

But is sure does hurt.
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