It's time to speak up!
Have you been to your doctor multiple times with no real answers as to why you don’t feel well?
Often, by the time I meet my clients, they have been to several practitioners, all of whom are not quite sure what the underlying issue really is or have been given a diagnosis and treatment plan that doesn’t result in them feeling better.
I also experienced this myself. I knew something was not right with me and so I sought out help from 4 different doctors with no resolution.
It really deflates the spirit and increases anxiety and fear for the future.
Questions that came up for me were:
- Am I a lost cause?
- Are my health issues so complicated that nobody will ever be able to help me?
- Will I ever feel healthy again?
I consider myself a seeker. I will do just about anything to get to the heart of the issue where my health is concerned.
But I wasn’t always this way. I was taught to be respectful and to not disagree or speak up for myself. I didn’t want to take up too much of any doctor’s time, they are busy! I didn’t want to question them; they are the experts. And, there was no way in the world that I was going to actually disagree with them, they were above me.
Well, that did not work out well for me. At the time of my greatest health issues, I could not find it within myself to speak up on my own behalf. After weeks of trying to politely plead my case, I ended up in the hospital for a week.
That haunted me for a long time.
Now I know better. I am still respectful and polite and try to honor their time constraints but I always go the extra mile to give my practitioner all the information I think they will need in order to best help me. I even share my own theories about my health which I would never have imagined myself doing 15 years ago.
One of the biggest things I learned was that if my practitioner wasn’t hearing my concerns, I had a couple of choices, stick with a doctor that wasn’t able to help me OR find a practitioner that not only heard me but had the time and desire to better understand my health and address my concerns.