I have an ectopic heartbeat. It is a disturbance in the normal rhythm of my heart. To be redundant – your heart has multiple pacemakers to ensure that if one fails another will takeover the job of making your heart beat. Sometimes the secondary pacemaker cells disturb the rhythm of the primary pacemaker and cause your heartbeat to pause then start again with a larger than normal beat before it goes back to its normal rhythm. These can happen multiple times a minute. Mine seem to happen later in the day when cortisol has had a chance to build up in my system from daily stress. I can feel them when they happen and it makes me worry about my heart – though I have been told that they are not deadly. It feels like a jolt in my chest. This is a unicorn heart with rainbow blood.
This is a digital illustration of a rogue sperm cell. He swims upstream literally and figuratively. He is a scoundrel and a dishonest knave. I have no idea what a knave is but it sounds cool.
When I started having severe panic attacks last year I went to the ER quite a few times. I was convinced I was experiencing either heart or lung problems because I couldn’t seem to catch my breath, I was having many ectopic heartbeats, chest pains, I was panicking and it all caused my blood pressure to rocket upward. As I began to trust the diagnosis that I was experiencing only anxiety I was introduced to Benadryl as a sedative in conjunction with an ssri. It is often used in hospitals because it is relatively safe and not addictive. By taking it sporadically as needed for severe stress – I noticed it was helping dry up allergies I wasn’t aware I had been having my whole life. I figured my blocked nose was caused by a deviated septum but it was only being plugged by gobs of green snot. It also cures motion sickness – another malady I am cursed with. I love you Diphenhydramine. This is a Benadryl cartoon pill.
Oxycontin is an opioid medicine. It is synthetic heroin. It is used by doctors to treat severe pain and it is abused by addicts. I love watching drug documentaries on YouTube. It seems Florida is where people from all over the US go to get their prescriptions filled because the government doesn’t track it. Oxy abuse is a terrible epidemic in the US.
If you have ever wondered what a microbe cold virus looks like. They look exactly like this. They have a mean scowl and two rows of square teeth and they have spikey things that come off their head. They also have bloodshot eyes and a runny nose. If you get one of these demons up your nose – it is all over. You will be coughing and sneezing and wiping your nose for a week. Be sure to drink lots of water.
Pink bacteria is what causes people to fall in love. It makes your heart race, it makes you blush and it makes you crave chocolate. Few people are aware of the fact that love is an illness. In celebration of Valentine’s Day I have painted one. Be sure to wash your hands or you will catch it.