Quote from RNPATL
Did you have the broken heart syndrome? I also saw this on the news and was facinated by it. Amazing that the heart's pumping action can be affected by our own emoitions and the body's response to stress.
No, they think I had a form of viral myocarditis, secondary to the flu/bronchitis I had several weeks ago. Although I guess you could say I'm chronically under stress.......always too much going on, working too hard, worrying about my kids (including my 'extra' one, the SIL to be), my sister's poor health, our finances, etc. etc. I guess I didn't really take it into consideration before I was hospitalized, mainly because I've felt pretty serene and content with my life compared with what it used to be like! But several of my friends and co-workers pointed it out (one of them said "Good Lord, Marla, what do YOU consider stress
??!!") so I've had to pay attention to the fact that I really do not
take good care of myself.
Time to change that.
Wish me luck.......treating myself like crap just comes naturally, I guess, and it'll be a hard habit to break.