Prognosticator or worry wart

Nowadays I’d have to say she’s a worrywart. But in the old days my mother could tell you from vague symptoms what was wrong with you. Once she told me what and when a woman in my class who was pregnant was going to have. (Twins during finals week.)

Sunday I had bad pain. Then I went to sleep. When I woke up I had soreness from my left shoulder down to my left wrist. It hurt about an 8. It stuck around, too, for about 24 hours. And every time I needed to go to the bathroom, I got nauseous, not that normal full feeling.

My mom suggested I could have had a heart attack. But I forgot to tell the doctor about the arm thingie. So I don’t know if the dr. would have checked for that or not. Probably not. He blew off my having a temperature because it was 98.4.

(I’m normally 96.8. Most peope are 98.6. If they have 2 degree temp it’s 100. If I have a 2 degree temp it’s 98. Is it really 100 that’s a problem? If it is, then it seems to me that it is great to have an abnormally low normal temperature. If it’s not, then why do people blow it off?)

Back to the heart attack, the symptoms, according to About Women’s Health are:

Chest pain-may also include back pain and/or deep aching and throbbing in one or both arms.

Breathlessness and/or inability to catch your breath when waking up.

Clammy sweating.

Dizziness–unexplained lightheadedness, possible blackouts.

Anxiety–unusual nervousness, feelings of impending doom.

Edema–fluid retention and swelling usually of the ankles or lower legs.

Fluttering–rapid heartbeats, palpitations.

Nausea–gastric upset.

Feeling of heaviness, such as pressure-like chest pain between the breasts that may radiate to the left arm or shoulder.

I had three of those between Sunday at 2:30 and Monday noon. Of course I’ve had about six of them at one time or another. So that doesn’t prove anything. I wish it did. I like conclusive.