Have you ever over reacted to something you know is nothing? Well, I have recently discovered that I might be a hypochondriac... A person who believes they have every ailment imaginable. A private hypochondiac, for I dont tell people these things. I guess I am not that severe to actually believe I have all the ailments, but I did have one scare last week... I found a red bump on my boob. I bet you can guess where this is going!
At a glance I thought it was a pimple, and tried to pop it. OUCH! No, it did not like that! I must have bruised it, because it turned into a painful purple bump. That is when panic set in. "Holy shit, I have breast cancer! AHHHHHHHH!" Sometimes I just want to slap myself! Ha ha ha!
A minute later, I was able to calm myself down. I told myself it could have been irritation from wearing my bra practically non stop for the last 72 hours... Plus you just squeezed it, wait a few days before you freak out. First day went good, for I forgot all about it. On the second day, I remembered and decided I would look up types of breast cancer, and I found that I am not the only one who panicked over a small, red/purple bump on the boob. I have come to the conclusion that it is only irritation, that will most likely go away in a week.
Here is another reason why I think I am a mild hypochondriac (but who isn't?):
I have had this itchy, rough patch of skin on my pinkie finger that burns in water, and peels, etc, etc... I have had it since October or November 2013, and at first I was thinking, "Is it psoriasis?" I showed my mom, and she said it didn't even look like it. Oh, that's good. *Gasp* It's a flesh eating virus! Oh no! I'm going to die!
"Wait, Totless, just wait. How would you have gotten it?" I ask myself.
"BY CLEANING OUT THE AQUARIUM, THAT'S HOW!"
"Lordy, you are helpless." I shake my head, unbelieving at how insane I can get.
"I know. But I don't think I will tell anyone until after the holidays..."
"Oh yeah, that is really smart of you. Flesh eating virus, and you keep it a secret?"
My flesh eating virus turned into an allergic reaction from washing my hands.
No, I am not lying....
I read that people mostly have this allergy during the winter months. People who frequently wash their hands, that is... The treatment is to stop using soap unless your hands are visibly dirty, and to cleanse your hands with alcohol based cleansers, and put on Aquaphor for moisturizing.
Maybe in the future I'll be a little more sensible when it comes to this sort of thing. Lol
Well readers, I think we all learned a very important lesson this week! Lesson being:
There is no better time for smores, than in the summer. But peanut butter is best all year 'round!
Thank's for reading!