I loved this post. Especially:
““How stressed have you been lately?”
I paused, thinking. Stress? I mentally scoffed at the notion of stress.
The optho stared at me, waiting.
“No stress.” I smiled sweetly at her.
I sounded convincing because I actually believed it myself.
[…] My body recognized it before I did. In the midst of my denial, it decided to send me a message.”