Wednesday, July 15, 2009


...That is what I am, according to the doctor this morning.

I haven't been feeling the greatest the past couple weeks. I have been suffering from sinus headaches, nausea, dizziness and the last straw when my hair started falling out and I was really tired. I had blood work done Saturday with my follow up today.

Overall everything looked really good. That is a relief because for the past four days I will admit to letting my imagination get away from me and I was thinking the worst.

My calcium levels/Vitamin D are low from having two children close in age and nursing and that accounts for the hair loss. My B12 is low and that is the fatigue. My sinuses are so inflamed he said he doesn't know how I am breathing. Cue the dizziness and nausea from the sinus/allergy problems. That's the short of it. There were a few other things but I won't bore you with the long of it.

He looked at me and asked why I had waited so long to come in. My answer- too busy. I am too busy to take care of myself. Ouch.

And then he said what I know deep down- you are no good to anyone if you do not take care of yourself.

It was the first time I had seen this doctor and I loved him. He said the hardest job in the world is being a mother. You give and give and put everyone's needs before yours. He said I know you don't have two children but you really have three HA! He made me promise I would actively begin to take more time for myself and take care of myself. I told him I would.

Wait, did I just possibly stumble across a man who understood what it is like to be a working mother? I wanted to hug him.

So from today on I am remembering to take care of me- along with everyone else!


Sarah said...

Glad to hear!! You deserve some pampering too:) Get better soon. Did he suggest B12 shots? I get them monthly and they help me with fatigue. You are such a good mommy, Erin!!

Sam and Harper said...

He did mention the shots actually. He has me back in a month and if the supplement doesn't do the trick he said we would talk about the shots.
Off to the spa tonight for my first attempt at taking more time for myself!