A certain wise-ass friend thinks I'm a hypochondriac, and my dears, there is no end to the teasing. I say that friend needs a good ass-kicking. But not in my present weakened condition. Ahhhhh----chooo! *my throat hurrrrrrrts* whine, whine. *cough*
<psychiatry> A mental disorder characterized by a preoccupation with bodily functions and the interpretation of normal sensations (such as heartbeats, sweating, peristaltic action and bowel movements) or minor abnormalities (such as a runny nose, minor aches and pains or slightly swollen lymph nodes) as indications of highly disturbing problems needing medical attention.
Negative results of diagnostic evaluations and reassurance by physicians [ed by Norma: and annoying friends] only increase the patient's anxious concern about her health and the patient continues to seek medical attention. Heh-heh-heh.
It was thought by the ancients to be due to disturbed function of the organs of the upper abdomen [ed: and annoying friends].
Synonym: hypochondriacal neurosis.
Or, as Sandy and I have been known to say about the way our mothers respond to things: I think I have a hangnail. Perhaps I should get a CT scan, and then I definitely need to be scheduled for open heart surgery. ("If it's not one thing, it's your mother," right?)
In my most recent moment of hypochondriacal neurosis, I did this to fill up the blog:
|What Norma Means|
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.