15 of us completed the challenge to make an appointment/visit some kind of health professional in the month of January!
I had 6 visits with the massage therapist/chiropractor with little results. I’ve been suffering from hip/leg pain for several months now, the leg pain is relatively new, but the hip pain has been around for over a year. I have a hard time sitting, standing, and sometimes laying down because I get this aching/pinched feeling in my hip, and shortly after pain and numbness shoot down my leg and wrap around my foot. It’s quite sad.
After the failed chiropracty appoints I’m feeling bummed because a visit with an Orthopedic surgeon led to a reccomendation of 4-6 weeks of physical therapy. I hate phsyical therapy. But I’ve been in pain for about 16 months now, and extending this challenge finally got me to point where I picked up the phone and made an appointment. So that is an accomplishment itself!
Jenny went to the acupuncturist, and sent me a lovely description of the event, but unfortunately I get sick whenever needles are mentioend and I can’t bear to post it here because it made me feel a little naseous. I’m such a baby!
Jayme went to the Dr. Go Jayme!
Meghan is getting married, and so she went for her “marriage prep” visit with the girly doctor. And she is going to the dentist. And she is going to Prague for her honeymoon. I’m feeling a little jealous. She also saw a nutritionist/chiropractor and was given this chart, a chart that looks suspiciously similar to the way I sit. Not good.
Cousin Jeannie went in for her first ever chiropractic appointment, and reports her visit was much more succesful than mine.
Kate blogged about her experience visiting Planned Parenthood for a girly doctor visit.
Rachel is from the UK and so she didn’t just see a Dr, she say a “consultant”. I’m going to start using that word now I think.
GaTiger was having stomach problems, and reports that after seeing the Dr. and getting some medication, she not only lost 5 lbs, but can eat at Chick-Fil-A again. Those are two things I would also be very happy about.
Julia hasn’t been to the eye doctor in 4 years! Actually I don’t think I’ve been for that long either, so I’m not criticizing. I was supposed to go last year but I didn’t, and now I think I have to wait until my contacts run out again.
My cousin Tasha hasn’t been to the dentist in 5 years (don’t let my mom hear that Tash!), but she is going to go now because of this challenge. That makes me feel so happy.
Kelli not only got an appointment, she had to apply for insurance to do it. Bad bad Kelli for living without insurance, but all is forgiven now!
Megan made me laugh with her reply “Got a tetanus booster, had some blood work done and even got a heart echo done. I wanted them to give me printed pictures. Other girls get pictures of their uterus, how come I can’t keep one of my heart?”
Kelly scheuled not one, but TWO appointments.
Tara gets an honorable mention because she is pregnant, and pregnant ladies endure Dr. appointments all the time!
Bean doesn’t think she completed the challenge, but I say taking care of mental health is just as important as visiting the gynecologist or the dentist.
It’s fun to think I had a tiny part in making this happen, and knowing that I was participating with so many of you helped me find the motivation to get this taken care of.
February Lifestyle Challenge is posted if you would like to sign up for another!