Thank you for asking, R118 and R116. I'll answer against my better judgment...not looking forward to the trolling, but whatever.
It's November 5. Biden could win, Biden could lose. I'm not confident that even if Biden wins, he won't steal the White House through the Supreme Court, AG and Senate. So I am anxious.
Healthwise, it's been a crazy adventure since my original post. Long story short:
—Mammogram and breast ultrasound revealed I have gynecomastia and revealed no signs of cancer. All doctors--GP, breast specialist, cardiologist--agree that the gynecomastia is most likely caused by the antihistamines I have to take to treat my allergic disorder.
—Second CT scan of my heart and greater vessels revealed the same aortic root aneurysm (base of heart) as well as a small aneurysm where another aorta connects with the lung. It also revealed small micronodules scattered throughout the top part of my right lung. That sent me into a panic.
—This was followed a month later by an ultrasound at the cardiologist's office. My blood vessels are COMPLETELY NORMAL, according to the cardiologist, based on the ultrasound. She said that CT scans sometimes scatter light in blood vessels and make them appear larger than they are, confusing radiologists into thinking they are seeing aneurysms. She said I have no aneurysms, my heart is normal and beats normally, and she said that the micronodules in my lung are not cause for concern because I don't smoke, I haven't lived in a house with smokers for over a decade, and because I live in a city, and people who live in cities often have small benign nodules in their lungs from breathing in small particles. She told me I don't need to worry about my heart for at least a decade. I cried and shook and had a panic attack because I honestly couldn't believe the good news.
She could not explain any of the heart attack-like symptoms--pain in the left arm, rapid heartbeat, etc.--but she said that it could be nerve damage and I should see a neurological orthopedist or an orthopedic neurologist or something like that but doesn't know a good one and can't refer me.
So ultimately, healthwise, all good news.
My left breast is still swollen and it has been aching this week, along with louder tinnitus and fullness in my left ear, numbness on the left side of my face. Another doctor told me that all of the pain is likely due to a lesion or damage in my cervical spine/neck. I was diagnosed with cervical arthritis when I was 33, so it is probably that. This doctor said the breast swelling from antihistamine-induced gynecomastia and the breast pain are probably completely coincidental, and that the pain is probably from the spinal arthritis.
So that's where I am. I'm uncomfortable and don't feel well a lot of the time. But I've ruled out some crazy potential major health problems, and I know I don't need to worry about my heart or blood vessels now. I need to figure out what sort of specialist to see in case someone can help with the pain on my left side, which is limiting, but knowing that I'm not in acute danger of a heart attack or stroke is a huge relief and takes so much pressure off.
If Trump doesn't win again, I will be a content human being. I'll settle down and stop panicking so much. Until it's decided, I will continue to be a nervous wreck.
How are you?