I thought I was dying today and the idea brought me to my knees.
Today, and for the past three days, I have been experiencing severe pain just below my ribcage. This concentrated ball of pain that initially led me to wonder if I had an aneurysm ready to burst, an ulcer, or worse, a ruptured spleen from a fall I recently took, eventually radiated around my entire ribcage and now includes my back in the left side. The pain is so profound, that I cannot bear anything to touch my skin. It seems to transform from a concentrated ache to a widespread burning sensation beneath the skin, which tells me it’s likely an inflammation. It appeared as though it was my time for finally Escaping the Chrysalis, to spread my wings and experience another calling…. (And then, I wonder if Escaping the Chrysalis will do better as posthumous humor….)
Because I was feeling too weak to write, I recorded today’s blog post. I am sure to be getting through this period, and I am just as sure to discover why I attracted this dis-ease into my life at a time when I am so busy. At this point, I’m taking it as a suggestion from my body to me, to slow down….
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Anyway, I’m guessing this costochondritis is what I’m experiencing. I’ll know more after I hit the doctor’s office, but I’m feeling like I’m probably not going to die today. Feeling relieved, in spite of the pain.