As most of you know, a few weeks ago I talked about going to the emergency room for some numbness I’d been feeling on my right side. The pain wasn’t unbearable, but it was irritating my whole soul. Luckily the scan and bloodwork came back, and I wasn’t having a stroke, heart attack, or blood clot. I will, however, need to see a neurologist to deal with how my migraines are affecting the rest of my body. I took the diagnosis and went on my way.
Fast forward, getting an appointment with a neurologist isn’t an easy thing to do. Describing what is going on with your body repeatedly and trying to get people to understand how it feels to you is not easy either. I am a right-handed person, a writer; I talk with my hands (apparently especially with my right one); I never realized how much I did with that side of my body until it was painful to do so. I felt betrayed. I mean, I take good care of my body, don’t I? I began to think back on all the moments I ignored the signs my body was giving me. Signs that clearly said, you should check in with someone about this feeling or this isn’t normal. But still, I didn’t want to hold myself accountable. It was my body’s fault.
Doesn’t this body know we have work to do? If you are reading this, I know you are like if this woman doesn’t just slow down. And you’d be partially correct. So I will. I am also taking steps to check-in and make sure this body is running at total capacity. I can’t blame anyone for me not being the best version of myself but myself. So, if you see me out, ask me how I’m doing and tell me not to lie. Today, I feel good. Wish it was great. With every step in the right direction to better health, I’m sure I will achieve greatness.
How do you take care of yourself? Have you ever felt betrayed by your body? Let’ chat.