I finally have my wish. I got a break. A well deserved break.
But as everything in life, there was a catch. A big one.
I had a lingering back pain that came time to time. Instead of finding a primary care physician, as I did for the kids, I went to the ER. Got medication that took care of the problem, I thought.
As always, I ignored it by putting band aid on it.
But last week, my body gave out. I couldn't get up from the floor. I called for help.
I went to the ER. I got pain medication and went home.
But did I look for a Doctor? Nope. As always, life got in the way. Meds kept my pain at bay. Too many things to do, too many responsibilities.
My need to continue as I usually do, I ended up in the ER again two days later.
Monday, I spent half a day searching for a doctor. Searching for my own doctor was worse than the back pain. After 19 phone calls, including 3 to the insurance company, I found a doctor. I went in at 230. By 530, I had complete workup including blood & other, plus X-ray, diagnosis, and proper medications.
Did I learn anything from this? I need to take care of myself, not just the family.
Now I am forced to sit here, off my feet, updating my blog as I wanted while doing some reading on the side.
I am looking forward to moving around again and being a mother instead of a zombie.