I work in the healthcare field as one of my several part-time jobs. The other day, a friend came to me with concerns about a family member. To make a long story short, I recognized the symptoms of a stroke. CALL THE DOCTOR.
Right now, I have a couple of minor things going on with me. I have come down with these problems several times over the years. I know the symptoms. I know the signs. I have to call the doctor.
I have to go through the hassle of call the clinic, hope they can work me in, and maybe have a nice visit with my doctor about my conditions. I am lucky enough that I am not on any steady medications. What the doctors often don’t understand is that 1- yes I have asthma, allergies and sometimes get bladder infections and an occasional yeast infection. 2- I am mostly on over the counter meds and want to keep it that way. 3-my symptoms are often irritating, and sometimes slow me down a bit but they are MANAGEABLE!!
I’ve never been totally allergy free. Ever in my life. As long as I’m not miserable, I’m good to go. Let me be. I don’t want to be on meds until I have to be. Getting old is not easy, and soon enough I will have to take daily meds for my aging body.
Until then– LET ME BE!!