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.