I am about 50% hypochondriac.
I can't lie. I've wondered if I have cancer or a collapsed lung etc. I've never actually gone to the ER for these ailments, nor do I obsess about them, but the thought of a collapsed lung has crossed my mind briefly at one time or another.
Today, I think I'm developing dementia. I had an MRI of the brain done recently (not for a hypochondric need, for a real need) and thankfully I'm not hypochondriating (new word) about a brain tumor because my six month recheck was only a month or two ago.
So the dementia-- today I took a kid out for testing. When we got into the hall I was like, "Hi, Kid. My name is Ashley.... errrr, ahem.... my name is Mrs. XXXXXX. You can call me Mrs. XXXXXX."
Then.. the other day when we were walking into the grocery store, I told my husband to go get a "table" ahem, that's demented talk for cart and to return the apple (also known as a demented person's movie).
Am I losing it or do things really get worse with age?