Tuesday October 23, 2012

I woke up this morning about 5AM with a horrible pain just under my left breast. I was afraid it was a heart attack but when I was still alive 4 hrs. later, figured it must be muscular. After volunteering very carefully at Student Link, I saw my doctor who told me I had costochondritis, a torn cartilage where the ribs are attached to the sternum. It is very painful, and even more so thanks to my fibromyalgia, which she also told me has worsened noticeably since she saw me last in June. She also took blood to check my thyroid since I have frequent chills. So now I am supposed to be very careful. No laughing, coughing, sneezing, or deep breathing! I’m on ibuprofen and a roll-on castor oil anti-inflammatory, and apparently it will take 2-3 weeks to heal! After I got home I tutored a student and now I am definitely calling it a day!

volunteering
a doctor’s appointment
costochondritis
a quilting injury
torn cartilage