Friday, April 12, 2013

HAWMC Day 12: Advocate and Breathe

 
Hello to Day 12 of HAWMC.  It's been a great ride so far.

Today's prompt: If you could go back in time and talk to yourself on the day of diagnosis, what would you say?

This one is simple for me: Speak up and be your own advocate!  Upon diagnosis, I'm pretty sure I was a) in denial and b) completely unsure of what to do.  I believed my gyno when he said I didn't need a Reproductive Endocronologist, and that I could take the evil drug Clomid essentially forever.

Wrong.

I didn't seek second or third or fourth opinions.  I just went with the flow of whatever docs told me, because obviously they are they authority of my body, and therefore, know precisely what to do with it.

Wrong.

I would tell myself to not take any doc's word as the word of God and keep seeking opinions for as long as my gut told me I needed to.

Lastly, I'm going to steal from last year's HAWMC and post the following:


Keep Calm and BREATHE EVERY MOMENT Poster

I would (and do!) tell myself this every day.

Until tomorrow....be well,
~M

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