Mama’s I hope all is well with you and your family. As you know I took a step back from blogging 3 days a week to only blogging 1 day a week for the summer. I decided this was best for me and my family because I had all 4 of my kids (8, 6, 2 and 11 mo.)at home with me this summer. I did not blog last week because I was in a bit of a funk. I went to the doctor because I was having some issues. I left the doctor’s office with a diagnosis and an appointment to get a MRI and to see a neurologist, not really what I wanted to hear or even what I expected.
Based on the symptoms I was experiencing over the last year or so my doctor wanted to see if I have any brain lesions or if I’ve had any mini-strokes that I was unaware of. OK, press the pause button! In my head I was stuck. I am a happy, healthy, wife, mother and friend. There is no way I had a stroke and didn’t know it. I know I’m busy being a wife and mother but I try to make sure I take care of myself. I am down 30 lbs. from my pre-pregnancy weight (thanks to Paleo) but am I really taking care of myself. Mama’s we have all experienced symptoms that we may have dismissed and chalked up to being tired or stressed. If you are anything like me I am always joking about not having the time to be sick, after all who would run this 4-ring circus we have going on (5 if you include my hubby, love you babe!).
When I take a look back at some things I will admit there were days that I should have gone in and gotten checked out, but out of fear or not having the time I put it off until I could no longer do so. Now here I am praying for the best and hoping that all is well, because truth be told it would be awful to be down for the count or have something that could have been fixed if it was caught early. Mama’s we take care of our husbands, kids, family and friends, but sometimes we neglect to take care of ourselves. TODAY this stops! Mama’s we have got to do better. We have to make sure we get our annual checkups and if something goes wrong in between we need to press the pause button and get checked out. A lot of us have a grin and bear out attitude and that attitude can send us to an early grave. If you haven’t gone to get yourself checked out please do so and encourage another Mama to do the same. I always say “Don’t just live life, Enjoy it! But today I mean it with every fiber of my being.