If you don’t look after your health no one else will. No one knows your body like you do. You have heard this time and time again i’m sure. Then why, do we as women put ourselves at the bottom of the list?
I was inspired this week by my fellow Professional Organizer Valerie Sheridan, http://easypeasyliving.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/my-not-so-secret-hoard/, about her struggle to manage her weight, a great article.
We are so focused on getting our kids to school, ourselves to work, after school activities, chores, shopping…….the lists never end. What a lot of us don’t schedule is time for our health.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and 1 in 9 Candian women will be effected by this disease in their life time.
I have always been pro-active with my health, because 21 years ago this month my Mum lost her fight with breast cancer, and I lost my Aunt this past May to the same disease.
I know there are more health issues out there but this one is close to my heart.
This month put YOU on the list and make an appointment to see your family doctor, especially if it has been a while since you saw him/her. You might say you don’t feel ill, well that’s great news.
Starting on open dialogue with your doctor is important.( I have to say I have the best doctor in the world) prevention is the key. Find out about your family history and what steps you need to take to stay healthy and vibrant. Sometimes, putting yourself first benefits everyone.
Turning 50, and perimenopausal has brought about the need for better awareness and management of my own health. I started keeping a Health Diary. It is just a simple lined diary, ready for me to input year/month/day.
I keep a record of my last mammogram, period, pap test, results and any specialists or upcoming appointments. I take it with me to every doctor visit. How many times do we write things on the calendar only for it to be tossed for the new year’s edition? Let me tell you peri-menopause brain is like pregnancy brain, if it’s not writtten down it’s forgotten…….literally.
However you store your information, don’t let another day go by without organizing YOUR HEALTH CHECK.
For all the women you know start the conversation today, an issue shared makes everyone aware.
I dedicate this blog to my mother MOLLIE WORGAN and my aunt JUNE INNES, daughters, sisters, friends, wives, mothers, grandmothers. Gone but never forgotten.
How are you keeping up with your health? I’d love to hear from YOU.