Listening to your body
I am supposed to be on a trip to Georgia to visit my youngest son.I should be somewhere between Oklahoma City and the Arkansas border right about now, however I am home sitting behind my desk writing this. Why you may ask? I didn't listen to my body telling me I need to see a doctor .and the sooner that I saw a doctor the better it would be I was coming into the town of Camp Verde,Arizona ,driving down a winding road when suddenly I started having severe chest pains .I had been having minor ones for the last few days but honestly I thought nothing of it .These pains were different ,they were taking my breath away. I calmly pulled into a McDonald's dial 911. I sat and waited for the paramedics to show up all the while thinking this was the big one I was having a heart attack !!!
I really should have listened to what my body had been trying to tell me. Now I am stuck at home, bored out of my mind and wishing I had seen a doctor sooner. I would be enjoying that trip to Georgia and you see my son. I was lucky it wasn't a heart attack and the fix is fairly simple. My hernia had come out of place and there is a lot of inflammation around the area. All I needed was some simple medications, however the delay in treatment has me laid up in bed for the next 2 week. It important that we listen to our bodies. This was one lesson I thought I had learned long ago. It sad I still had not. Now I disappointed my son yet again and I am feeling a little scared. I was lucky this time but what about the next time.
So People, Do you listen to your bodies? Here are some tips for healthy living:
1. Keep your doctors appointment! (I canceled three to be able to leave on time. I was in too much of a rush to slow down and take care of me.)
2. Eat a healthy diet.
3. Practice good sleeping habits ( As we grow our needs change but you can tell if you are getting enough or too much)
4 Do stress reducing activities. People turn the TV off, head outdoors. Our bodies need sunlight to be healthy and too many people don’t get enough of it. Even if you are just grabbing a book and going outside, your body will thank you.
5.Tai Chi and Yoga taking relaxation or meditation classes are very helpful. Our minds need exercise too.
Mostly Listen to your bodies they are amazing!!! And so are YOU Kelly