I’m a big believer in preventative care, whether it’s the annual physical, the girly exam, an eye checkup, whatever.
And it’s because of my most recent annual physical with my primary-care doctor that I finally learned why I’ve been so dang tired all the time lately.
Er, no, Mom. I’m not pregnant.
Apparently, my red blood count indicated a problem, which led to a B12-level test and voila — an explanation for this ridiculous fatigue.
I’m now getting monthly shots and using sublingual drops on a daily basis. Let’s hope this regimen starts to have an effect soon.
My point, however, is this: Because of the physical, I now know why I’m exhausted and can do something to fix the problem.
Without those annual blood tests, I would have kept on struggling each day with the fatigue, wondering whether I should call the doctor for something I couldn’t even really define without sounding weird.
I mean, what working mom isn’t tired all the time?
And so, my fellow mamas, I want to remind you that we need to take care of ourselves too. Make those yearly exams for yourself — not just the kids.
2 thoughts on “Let’s get physical”
I hope you feel better quickly. Glancing through the blogs, I noticed yours and wanted to remind women to be sure and get their mammograms. Breast augmentation is the number one requested cosmetic surgery in the United States but an experience mammographer will be able to get a clear image. Implants place beneath the muscle, as opposed to above the pectoral muscle will not effect the imaging as much. I know this is a bit specific, but I think it is important.
Dr. Rhys Branman
So true! I also forgot to mention the dermatologist. Find someone who will do an all-over exam. Yeah, it’s a bit awkward, but it makes me feel better to know that someone is looking at places I can’t see, such as the top of my head!