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Old 05-02-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question about a feeling in my chest.

I don't think this is heart related, however it's a feeling in my chest. I have a very minor case of pectus excavatum, which is where the sternum has a slight depression in the chest. If you do a ****** image search you'll find hundreds of pictures, however those are all very severe cases, mine isn't that bad.

Keeping that in mind, let's talk about my job. I work at a printing industry. I'm in steel toe shoes on solid cement ground for a good portion of the day, and about 95% of my time is standing, rarely sitting. Now... I load up loaders. Each loader has a different page of a catalog. The stacks of catalogs are generally 4-6 inches thick, so I can grasp them with my hands. When these stacks of catalogs leave the press, they feel like a brick. So I have to "break" them apart. This is done by holding my elbows out at my sides, while pressing my two hands inward to create pressure on the catalog pages to "break" them open. Some are easy, some aren't. If you're confused of what I'm doing at work, just put your palms together and press together. That's the same motion I do at work, all day, all week, blah.

Anyway. There's times at work where I'll feel a weird feeling in my chest. Not painful, not even that it's that uncomfortable, but it just feels like I'm just downright beat, like my chest muscles are insanely tired. Now I've worked at this place for 3 years, so it's not like it's a new thing to me. Is it just typically because of the type of job I have? It also tends to be more noticable after lunch, where I typically eat a huge meal, then I have to go back out to my line to continue bending over and picking up these stacks and breaking them.

I guess it's probably my job, don't you think? Like I said, my PE that I spoke about above isn't that bad. But still, maybe it adds to it. Ya know what I mean?

I have NO other complications with anything else, and I exercise as frequently as I can whenever I have free time from my work/school schedule (which is about twice a week).

 
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