Always Trust Your Gut

Always trust your gut, even if a medical professional tells you otherwise.

This week, yes its only Thursday early morning – Ive been up since 5am, we have had two strong reminders of this. If I was honest, it was actually both in less than 24 hours.

Two years ago at my last eye appointment, I expressed concerns for my eye sight, that I was experiencing blurry and double vision. Two years ago when I told the eye Doctor this, his response when he asked me what I could see, was “you shouldn’t be seeing double right now” (during the test) and yet I was. It was left at that. Should I have persisted, yup I now know that without a doubt in my body. Tuesday evening I got my eyes checked, different Doctor, same clinic. I expressed my concerns to her and felt heard. I felt not only heard, I felt understood, I felt her concern for me to figure out what was going on. She found a solution. She explained the solution and what was going on. I felt relief, reassurance, Im not going crazy after being told I “shouldn’t be seeing double or have blurry vision”. I am grateful.

I blogged previously about adults asking questions – think of kids, they do this all.the.time. Adults need to do this more and without a doubt, trust their gut feeling. Last Monday my husband came home from the hospital. I will preface this with my gratitude for having a hospital in town, which is capable of performing a lot of services and thankfully has not been overwhelmed anytime we or a family member has been there. When he told me the Doctor said the x-ray was good and to take anti-inflammatories and get a compression sock, it was me saying WTF – but WHY!? WHY is your ankle and leg swollen. WHY are you having pain. Sadly, I know the misinformation that can happen in health care from my own health experience. So I called last week and made an appointment with his surgeon.

To be honest, I am still processing what we were told yesterday and what this will mean. One of my co-workers reminded me the other day (before the surgeon appt) that it could have been so much worse, he was right, hearing that hit my heart hard. I also cannot deny how I feel and allow myself to process through this.

He was told there was a hardware fracture. When I think of a fracture, I think of something still in place but maybe a hairline crack or something. No this hardware was clearly broke. Very clearly broke. So clear that we could both see it across the doctors office. Ok so it was 5 feet away, but that’s the size of the office 😉 Not only does the hardware on one side of his leg have to come out and be re-done, it may also mean taking bone from his hip to help reinforce the ankle/leg where the surgeon doesn’t feel the bone is healing. The surgeon also said do not take the anti-inflammatories. Which he hadn’t been taking since late last week anyway.

It took a week to find out there was a fracture after being told go home, take anti-inflammatories and wear a compression sock. A FUCKING WEEK. A week of walking on it, going to physio and living in pain, feeling so confused because it didn’t make sense. A nose dive in mental health. For both of us.

Why am I sharing this. ALWAYS TRUST YOUR GUT.

Just because a medical professional tells you something, that does not mean that’s the only absolute truth. If you feel something is wrong – LISTEN TO YOURSELF. Listen to HOW you feel. Do not let anyone tell you how you should feel.

Published by Your Life As Art Essentials - Pamela Zmija

My name is Pam, I am a nature and lifestyle photographer, biz woman, number cruncher, oil lover, healer and most important, a mom and wife. I inspire and educate mom’s and their families to become the true architect of their life to learn real, simple and affordable ways of positive change in their lifestyle to be healthier and happier… naturally by being empowered and educated in their own homes! I am creative and conscious about the value of a dollar and am driven by goals and dreams! #oilyphotographer #doTERRA #EssentialOils #YourLifeAsArtEssentials #PCOS #MentalHealth #ADHD #ouroilylife

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