Good morning, Readers! And happy Friday!
We’re well on our way through February, already, and I hope that it is treating you well.
Today’s quote is to remind you; yes, you, that YOU can handle it. Whatever it is, I know you can. Need help? Ask for it. Afraid you can’t? You can.
“Knowledge is power: You hear it all the time but knowledge is not power. It’s only potential power. It only becomes power when we apply it and use it.
Somebody who reads a book and doesn’t apply it, they’re at no advantage over someone who’s illiterate.
None of it works unless YOU work. We have to do our part. If knowing is half the battle, action is the second half of the battle.”
― Jim Kwik
Specifically, this goes out to those battling to achieve the healthcare you need. Is your physician telling you your pain is all in your head? That you should try *this* treatment or *that*? Or that the treatment your requesting is subpar?
You know your body. You know your symptoms. You’ve done your research on your health and disease. Present that information to your physician an talk about it. Bring print-outs of studies that support your position. Don’t want to take a medication due to side-effects? Bring a print-out of the FDA’s Drug Database Adverse Side Effects search. Can’t enunciate where your pain is in your body? Keep track of it on a pain journal and print that out.
Arm yourself with tangible, hands-on evidence that you can bring with you. And if they still won’t help you? Look elsewhere.
Nearly every day I get emails from women (or their families) seeking proper care and how to fight for what they need.
Educate yourself, but more importantly, ADVOCATE for yourself. Push for the care you need. It’s out there. ❤
Have a wonderful weekend. And if you ever need to talk, I’m right here.
PS – to those who helped me recently push for what I needed as well, thank you.