Thursday Thoughts: Taking Charge of Your Health

by Lesley on August 16, 2012 · 2 comments

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“Your grandfather is a doctor and he compares himself to an auto mechanic: He opens the hood, makes an educated guess as to the problem, offers his best solution, and hoes that it works. Doctors are educated scientists, but they aren’t magicians. Search for a doctor you trust, tell him or her the truth, and work together to address your medical needs.”

-Jaime Morrison Curtis, from the book Prudent Advice

In my experience, I know my body better than anyone else. I know my baby’s body better than anyone else. Trust your instincts. Do your research. Speak up if you’re uncomfortable. Advocate. Ask questions. Your body is not a textbook. Jonathan’s cancer was discovered because he paid attention to his body and didn’t ignore warning signs. Do not live in fear. Rather, live with perception and care for your body, and ask God to give you wisdom as you care for yourself and those you love.

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