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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Last night after work, I got home, ate a quick supper, walked 15 minutes on the treadmill, did a little strength training and feel onto the couch absolutely exhausted.

While on the couch I started checking my facebook feed and saw where a dear friend from high school posted about having some serious medical issues, indicating it had been a month of CT scans, MRI's and other tests - leading to surgery tomorrow morning. It sounded like a serious prognosis. I haven't talked with her since Christmas time. I felt bad that I had let our friendship take the back seat. I tried calling her - but no answer. I couldn't help but feel fearful for her. Perhaps she is already in the hospital for pre surgery things.

I texted her daughter and asked her to give her hug and my love and tell her she was in my prayers. I was hoping she would give me the details of her illness - but she didn't. Then I gave it a little thought - it really doesn't matter if I know the details. She is ill and the prayer is for her to get better.

Which brought me full circle to my own little illness going on. I am still not eating/digesting food normally. A little voice nagged to call my doc. I really didn't want to. I really wanted to procrastinate another week to see if things would just fix themselves. However, I thought, if I were my friend, I would encourage her to see her doc. I deserve to treat myself like my friend! So I called the doc and am going today at 3:45.

As a friend used to say "The ostrich burying its head in the sand doesn't keep the lion from making it his lunch."

I don't particularly want to be the lion's lunch so I am removing my head from the sand, quitting dragging my feet and being kind to myself by heading to the doc. Hopefully this is my first step to be on the road to feeling better!
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    I hope you get the info you need from the doc to set you on a quick path to full recovery.
    2230 days ago
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    I'm praying for your friend, to have a full recovery! I'm so glad that you made the right choice to see your doctor! Please keep us posted on what's happening.

    >- Nancy Jean -
    2230 days ago
    You DO deserve to treat yourself like a friend! A best friend! And I'm so glad you did that. I hope the docs have a quick easy answer. Suggestion: keep a food diary leading up to that appointment, it may help them diagnose the issue. I hope it turns out to be a simple thing!
    emoticon (on treating yourself like you matter)
    emoticon (for the digestion issues and your friend's pain)
    2230 days ago
  • LSIG14
    emoticon Hugs and prayers for both you and your friend! I'm so glad you decided to check with your doctor! When you feel better, you'll be back to your old self (not as old as I am, but you know what I mean!)
    2230 days ago
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    Hope the doc has some good news for you and you'll feel better in no time! I know what you mean tho. When other dear family members or friends go through much more serious issues in life, it reminds me of how small my issues are sometimes.
    2230 days ago
    Glad to hear you make the call to your doctor. Hoping you will feel better soon and find the time to "catch up" with your friend when she is back at home.
    2230 days ago
    Good job being your own good friend. I hope your friend's surgery goes well and that the doctors have wisdom in helping her.
    2230 days ago
    I am sending prayers for both you and your friend. You are wise to go and get professional advice.
    2230 days ago
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    Hope your friend is doing OK and glad you made the right call and made a doctor appointment for yourself! Smart thing to do.
    2230 days ago
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