Seriously, Jurassic Park 2 (The Lost World) will go down in my personal history as the film I was watching when I got heart cramps. Is that even possible, “heart cramps”? I don’t know what happened, but it felt like eating something that goes down the wrong way: I inhaled, something went wrong and next thing I knew my chest started to cramp up! The entire area around my heart jumped straight into agony as the velociraptors were jumping to attack Dr. Malcolm and his family (and each other).
Maybe it had something to do with my mother watching Eragon earlier that evening, and the title hero ripping some bad guy’s heart out… Hmm…
Anyway, the cramps are not new as I’ve had them since I was a kid. Not regularly, but every once in a long while they’d happen. Just a matter of staying calm and focus on my breathing and they’d go away.
My mother told me repeatedly that when I was born I had my left hand clenched to my chest so tightly it had left me black and blue. Maybe this means my body is extra sensitive there? Could that be it?
Whatever it is, it was never as bad as yesterday, when even exhaling was excruciating! And when I thought it had gotten better and I prepared myself for bed, the cramps returned (which just goes to show how stupid I can be, thinking it’d be okay to lie down on the side of my body that was only in complete agony minutes before – that’s basically just asking for it to happen again).
For a split second I thought I might not wake up today, but thankfully I did (I never really doubted that fact, but still… lots of pain). I am fine now, so no worries. I’m still a little sensitive around my left side’s chest area, but breathing is no longer painful and I have no other complaints, so I am good.
Maybe it was just my body telling me The Lost World is not as good as its predecessor. Which I can only agree to.