Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Well it's good to be back. Sorry for the absence but I've been dealing with some health issues lately and have just not had the energy to do much besides put one foot in front of the other.

Since we're on the subject, I thought I'd take a minute to speak to you about maintenance.
No, not maintenance on your RV, maintenance on something much more valuable, YOU. Speaking from the voice of experience I have learned how very important it is to pay attention to the signals your body is giving you. Get regular checkups. Get involved in your healthcare. Don't just assume that your doctors are mind-readers and know exactly what's going on inside of you by looking down your throat and checking your blood pressure.

I spent years and years assuming that I was bullet proof, only to find that I was quite the contrary. I ignored the warning signs my body was giving me under the false assumption that it would go away like always until one day it did not and I wound up in a two year fight for my life. I've learned that it's a lot easier to fight cancer or any disease when it is detected earlier and without much of the misery that you have to endure to beat it back after it takes hold.

I am one of the lucky ones.
My battle is winnable. Will  yours be? Again, let me restate something that is of extreme importance..... Get Regular Checkups!! TALK to your doctors!! TELL them what you're going through!! DON"T assume they know!!

It's up to YOU to ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to your health. You wouldn't ignore a leak in your camper and you shouldn't ignore any warning signs coming from within you. Now I'm not saying that you should run to the doctor with every ache and pain but get familiar with the warning signs of the major diseases and if you see or feel them tell your doctor so that you can be around to read my blogs for many years to come.

I will be here, God willing and the creek don't rise!!

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