take care of yourself. That is number one priority on the homestead. If you aren’t fully healthy- you won’t be able to take care of everyone else and do the things you need to do. I bit the bullet and took a day off to run to doctor appointments all day this past Tuesday.
Appointment 1- With a family doctor. I went and had a physical so to say- I don’t normally go to the doctor- but I am not getting any younger. Plus we had to address my sleeping issues. I was waking up 2 or 3, if not more, times a night and wasn’t getting my full 8 hours. If I don’t have a full 8 hours- I am cranky- with a capital c! I did a sleep study a few years back and I will have to do another one now- to make sure I didn’t develop sleep apnea. But for now- I take 5 mg of melatonin to help keep me asleep. So far on night one- it seemed to work- although I was a little groggy still when I woke up. I also had to have a full blood test done- I wanted them to check my Thyroid- because my T4 was slightly elevated when I went to the cardiologist last year. If that tells you anything- I avoid the doctor like the plague y’all. I bruise easily- she got all 6 vials in one shot- but now my arm has the lovely lump and purple and black bruise all across my elbow.
Appointment 2- The dreaded female yearly, Enough said.
Appointment 3- The eye doctor. I will have a new pair of glasses soon- and my left eye- just my left eye got worse. I am hoping this helps- since the anti-glare is rubbing off my glasses- and I stare at a computer all day. The last time I went was 4 years ago- and I swear I just got these glasses 2 years ago- that tells you how much times flies.
The importance of this message was to say- don’t avoid it! Take care of yourself! I am not saying you can’t use holistic approaches and natural remedies- but you need to make sure you get regular check ups as well. Something hit me- and I realized I want to be around to see my girls grow up- and I want to live to 90 and sit on my rocking chair on my porch! So take care of yourself! Don’t wait until the last minute- and send some prayers my blood work comes back normal!