30 Thoughts, Day 6

This latest installment of this supposedly 30 day cycle comes over a week from Day 5 due to having issues with a major toothache and a major readjustment to my anxiety meds.

Which leads us to life lesson #6:

Your mom won’t make your appointments forever. Put your adult pants on and just call that doctor/dentist/etc.

I absolutely hate going to any kind of appointment. In the past 6 years, I’ve spent enough time in hospitals thanks to either surgeries or my grandpa being in and out of them. I hate the smell, the lights are too bright, and for some reason, they’re just…creepy.

Maybe I’ve watched too many episodes of Ghost Adventures.

Growing up, if my mom could avoid taking me to the doctor, she did. If I had a stomach bug or what have you, a strong dose of cough medicine and a lot of sleep was the ticket to getting better. However, after my brain surgery, I learned that sleep and over-the-counter medicines sometimes wasn’t enough to fix things. I had routine checkups the first few years after my surgery in 2013 to make sure my brain tumor wasn’t coming back. While the doctor did schedule those for me, there were a few times that I had to reschedule those. And well, being 23/24 at the time, my momma wasn’t going to make those appointment for me.

So I had to suck it up and just call the doctor myself.

As you get further into your 20’s and you becoming more independent, calling to make appointments such as these become second nature. If you have a family doctor, it makes it easier to deal with.

But if you have anxiety about taking that step and just hitting the call button to begin with, remember to breath. A routine check-up or reschedule call will only take a few minutes. If you’d feel more comfortable talking to somebody in person, that’s an option too! But remember, if you’re making those steps to make an appointment, it’s to make you better! Healthy you = Best version of you!

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