Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Taking Care of Business...

You're welcome.  You know, for getting that song stuck in your head. ;-) And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, you're welcome for well... um... for just being me. :-D

Today I have an appointment with a new general physician to A) establish care B) talk about my migraines, memory issues, exhaustion, and severe muscle tenderness C) hopefully get a definite answer that there's nothing in my brain that isn't supposed to be there.

I'm nervous because I tend to be a little hypchondriatic.  Stop laughing, Mom and Liz and Jen!!!  Maybe I tend to be more than just a little hypochondriatic (that's another word I just made up, by the way) but still.  I'm afraid I'm blowing things out of proportion, but my whole life I've been afraid I have a brain tumor.  And I'd just like once and for all to put that fear to rest. 

So anyway, I'm going to see this doc and I'm nervous, but glad to be getting it done.  Every single one of these appointments that I've been putting off for months and is now getting done, well, it just lessens my stress level by leaps and bounds.

I have had a small epiphany lately, and that's this: My life is a day-by-day operation.  I don't think I can make  hard and fast rules that apply no matter what.  Some days it works for me to count calories and keep track, some days it doesn't.  Some days it's possible for me to be more active and some days it isn't.  Some days I need a little chocolate and some days I don't. 

So my plan is to take it one day at a time. One decision at a time.  Even if yesterday was a day that I had a chocolate chip scone, *ahem* that doesn't mean I have to eat the rest of them today.  And just because I was kept on my toes all day long yesterday, and didn't get a chance to take a walk outside (even just to get the mail!) doesn't mean that today I can't.

Baby steps.  Little, tiny, baby turtle steps.  I'm pretty sure I've said this before, and yet I tend to forget it in the chaos of life.  So I'm going back to my roots, so to speak.  Getting back to basics, to the very simplest level of things.

I ate a salad for lunch yesterday, and that's a start!!  ;-)

Happy Tuesday! 

1 comment:

  1. Best of luck with the doctor. You are much braver than me, I don't even want to make the appointment. I am one of those, if I don't know it can't hurt me kind of person. Also, congrats on the salad, every little bit helps. xo, MB