Ladies we all know how difficult it is for us when it comes to taking care of our bodies. I mean come on we bake babies in them over and over again. This comes with stretch marks and stretchy skin, but some are lucky to not have this problem. I am not one of those lucky ones at all. I have had three cesarean sections and a hysterectomy through the same scar. This has left me with plenty of tiger stripes and flappy skin. I recently underwent a laparoscopy that ended up being more than we thought it was going to be. It started off with cramping and lots of pain. They then diagnosed me with an enlarged fallopian tube. So, the surgery started off to be exploratory and removal of that tube. Well that wasn't all that was going on. Due to the many surgeries I have had, I had a massive amount of scar tissue which they did remove. Because the surgeon had to do scraping and cutting of the tissue out, I feel like I was cut wide open again like my cesarean sections. In reality I only have three small incisions though.
This caused my intestines, bladder and only ovary to get stuck to my abdominal wall. My intestines were also not where they should've been. Usually your large intestine goes side to side in your abdominal, mine was looping up to the top of my ribs and back down.This actually was causing me problems (in the bathroom), that I put off as side effects of a medication I am on. This is where my point comes in about taking care of yourself and always listen to your intuitions.
We often go through days with aches and pains that we shuffle off as getting old or "I must have slept on that wrong last night." Sometimes this is the case, but other times it isn't. We women go through a lot in our lives, and we can take a lot. Don't get me wrong men have their own set of problems, but can they birth a baby? No, they can't but ,most act like they are birthing a child by getting through a simple cold, lol. If I hadn't listened to my body or a select few people, I may be in a bigger mess than I ended up with. My intestines could have became twisted, as they were about to before the doctor fixed them. It is a lot for me to be down and not able to lift my 2 year old right now or be at work. Yes, I am one of those who loves her job and the people I get to be with all week. I feel like my pride is crushed and I am letting my people down, but I know that I need to heal properly so I can get back to my everyday life of work, kids, and family fun!
The point, I guess, is nobody likes to go to the doctor most days. When my dad was alive, it would usually take him weeks if not months to go in for a normal check. I do believe men are worse then women when it comes to going to the doctor. We don't want to know what is wrong, but we know something is wrong. I just want to say please, please listen to your instincts and suck up your pride and go. It's okay to let someone take care of you. It's more than okay to get things fixed to live a healthier life. Most of us parents go day to day with our regular schedules and fluff off our aches or pains as just part of life. Sometimes those aches and pains could be something serious. I have learned through this experience that it's okay to drop the pride and stubbornness and let God lead the way. This will only get you going full speed again and hopefully better than before. I know I am and I am already on the mend to a better life with less worries and a healthier body. Let that pride down for just a few moments to get checked out and trust me you will get through it! Take care of yourselves and the world will be at your fingertips! Don't forget to make your yearly exam appointment!! Thanks for reading and until next time!