Aloha Friday: Medical Avoidance
As I mentioned yesterday, I tend to avoid getting medical attention for myself. It isn’t a macho “I don’t need no stinkin’ doctors” kind of thing. Instead, it’s more of a “I need to do all this stuff for everyone else, how can I take time out to see the doctor/take medicine?” Sometimes it’s also a “We have so many expenses, how can I spend more money at the doctor’s for me?” thing. If it’s something serious like antibiotics, I’ll take my medicine on time and if I have a fever, I have no problem going to the doctor. It’s the little things (insect bites, allergies, nose bleeds) that I avoid seeing a doctor about or taking medicine for.
My Aloha Friday question for today is: Do you avoid seeing the doctor or taking medicine because you are too busy doing things for other people or to try to save money?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.
Too busy taking care of others!
LaTonya L recently posted..Laser Pegs An Illuminating Bug Review
As a nurse I self medicate which is a no-no in the medical field but every nurse I know does it LOL
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Yes, it’s just too costly, so I try to take care of myself
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Yes, and my husband does too. Especially with our insurance only covering well visits, we’re not going for other appointments (dermatologist, etc) because we don’t want to pay for them. I’m also bad at finding the time for me to go.
Finding the Best Me recently posted..Aloha Friday
Guilty especially for myself I take my kids at the drop of a hat but put of going myself.
I do hate to go to the doctor unless I’m really feeling miserable. But, once I go, I follow doctors orders and take all my medicine.
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Yes… in my family I come last!! I am always taking care of my little monkey or the Hubby
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Yep. Plus, I’m a nurse so I can usually take care of it myself.
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I’m so bad at remembering to take medicines . . . or even vitamins for that matter. My husband has to literally interrupt me while I’m on the computer and put the pills and water directly into my hand. Otherwise, it’s never going to happen.
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If I can take care of it myself I will, but no objection to seeing a doctor for something more serious.