Working in the health insurance arena, we are privy to many of the health challenges our clients, and their families, experience. This past year has been no exception, and due to the Covid concerns and changing scene on health insurance coverages for testing and inoculation. We work hard to get the word out to our clients and connections on the changing healthcare field and how it might affect them.
Obviously, we are all about wellness and keeping our friends, families, and clients out of the “healthcare” system. Many who have experienced it lately will agree, it is a difficult and many times frustrating system to navigate. The doctors don’t communicate, the hospitals have been closed to visitors, getting appointments has been a lengthy process, if you are even able to go in person.
But there are still other serious diseases and health issues that cannot wait and demand your attention. I’m just as guilty as the next person, postponing those “routine” maintenance tests—I have lab orders sitting somewhere on my desk and somehow, just haven’t gotten around to scheduling my labs. So, I get it.
We all need to stay on top of our health and do the routine maintenance when we are scheduled to do so. Avoiding or altogether skipping these can cause much more damage down the road or cost us our lives! I lost my dear husband, because even though he knew his health condition could become serious, even to the point of death, he didn’t want to deal with it, and ignored the many warnings he got from his healthcare providers and his own body!
Sometimes, we are just in denial, or simply “too busy”. And that decision may not work out well for us at all.
Women are so busy in their daily lives–taking care of families, work obligations, maybe even running a business. Sometimes, self-care just falls to the back burner. And sometimes, that can relate to a serious health risk, not just lack of personal time! Susan Smith talks here about her experience and how she ignored signs of heart disease for several weeks–thankfully, the words of the nurse at the doctor’s office finally sent her to the emergency room. Her experience from that point includes not just the physical toll on her, but the emotional and mental effects of having a serious health issue. We are glad Susan survived this and is here today to share her story with us. Take time to listen, it just may save your life, or someone you love!