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citrus sinensis moro

It snowed here on Thursday. As I was out walking through the courtyard of an apartment complex a girl from one of my classes - which I had skipped that afternoon - recognized me from the balcony of her apartment and we talked for a while as the sun began to peek out from a sliver in the clouds. It's a shame life isn't always so picturesque.

In addition to that I also underwent the excitement of heart palpitations as my pulse skyrocketed for no apparent reason late in the evening. That wasn't the first time I've had this problem, but they were worse than usual, and required several rounds of drinking water and lying on the floor in an attempt to get my heart going at an appropriate speed once again. The worst part about it all is feeling my heartbeat pounding in my ears for minute after minute until everything goes quiet and I have to wait and hope that my heart starts beating again. Maybe one of these days it won't. And you know, I can't imagine cerebral hypoxia and asphyxia being much fun.

Now I have to reconcile contradictory information related to pastoralism and ungulate snow foraging ...


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Mar. 4th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
Eep. That sounds quite alarming. Take care of yourself!
Mar. 4th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
I'll do my best. Fortunately, it doesn't happen very often (once a year at most).
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Mar. 4th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
My heartbeat is pretty fast to begin with, so any time I hear and feel it start going at twice the tempo I know it's cause for concern. =\
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Mar. 5th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
Nope. The last time I went in for a physical exam was twelve years ago and it was never a problem back then. Do you take medication for yours?
Mar. 4th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, take care of yourself. I hope you've seen a doctor about this in the past.
Mar. 4th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
Fortunately I was around friends when it happened, so one came over to make sure I was okay while the other went to grab a pillow.

I think it's been ten years since my last visit to the doctor, and I'd hate to imagine what the cost would be for someone without health insurance. At least I've figured out how to handle the heart palpitations on my own ... (I think?)
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