What Would Erin Say? Blog #3

“Don’t let doctors tell you – nothing is wrong”

“If your body is telling you something is not right, ask for tests, look into it and don’t be brushed off.  Don’t let doctors tell you nothing is wrong.  Be aggressive with them – take control.  When things bothered me 3 to 4 years ago it could have made a diffference to my outcome if they had been dealt with then.”

“Take control of your treatment, your situation, and your doctors.  Ask questions, know how you feel and don’t ignore these feelings.  If something doesn’t feel right, ask, cancel or change your path.  If you feel like you’ve been keep waiting long enough raise a fuss, never stay silent.”

Erin became a true advocate for others that are reluctant to stand up to the medical system and ‘voice’ the inner rumblings of change within the body and mind.  In many  cases it is difficult for doctors in a 10 minute exam to be fully aware of all symptoms unless you tell them.  We may tell them about what we feel that particular day but forget to tell them about other changes that began weeks or months ago.  Only you and your inner voice are aware of the subtle and persistent sensations that have been occurring.  Make note of eash issue as you sense and know what part of the body is being affected and how often.  When you go to the doctor take the whole picture  – it will help them and you.  You have a ‘voice’ use it!

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