Even Rock Stars Need to Rest
I usually have energy. Lots of energy, in fact, and it can keep me busy. It has kept me hopping from one thing to another so often that one of my friends claims I am a “Rock Star.” During the last few years, though it may not always seem like it from the outside, there are factors slowing me down. It’s not all about age, either, since I still claim I am getting younger. That’s a different story. What I am referring to are the reactions I have had internally from anxieties, the environment, whatever, that have created challenging obstacles.
This is not something people usually like to talk about, and because the challenges are specifically female, that decreases who might be wiling to discuss this issue. My point, though, is not about why I have an issue. It’s about how it gets resolved.
The natural place to start is your doctor’s office, right? In my experience, doctors can help with what they know, what they see, and what the insurance companies allow them to do. This seems to translate to “let’s observe,” or “we can regulate with medication” or, after it has been awhile and there is something more concrete “let’s operate.”
I’ve been through scenarios like the one above twice now. And, you know what? I don’t feel well, again. What are the doctors (main and specialist) offering? After I begged for an Ultrasound (and received the results), they decided they want to wait a couple of months and then retest. <sigh> Not unexpected. Not helpful, either.
What I have been doing is discussing the situation with others who would understand. In this case, female friends. All different ages and experiences. What I have learned is that the scenario is common, and many end up with multiple surgeries. Take out the area that keeps having issues and that solves the problem. Right? Well, I don’t completely agree or, more importantly, want to personally find out. One answer had a different potential and was similar to how Mr. Miyagi healed Daniel in “The Karate Kid” movie.
I just began working with a local “Miyagi” of sorts, thanks to one of my friends and her mom and those discussions mentioned above. Not much to tell yet besides this: I know there is something to it because my cat pays attention and curls up on or near me more often. He can sense the change in energy and that it is a good thing, and totally wants to be a part of it. I’ve always said he is my “guardian cat,” and maybe this gives him something to think about other than his hatred for mice. Whatever the thoughts, he has been hanging close.
For the last several years, and especially the last year, I have really been working at better nutrition and exercise. I feel stronger and healthier. Lately, my house has started to resemble some of my busier student times – unfinished projects and messes that don’t get taken care of too fast, for starters. When I feel good, the things like that are easily conquered. When I don’t, I take more naps and let the piles grow and specifically have to figure out what I want to accomplish each day before I get too tired. Not much of a “Rock Star” life at all, right now. I figure that even Rock Stars need to rest. What do you think?
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Posted on August 10, 2013, in digital scrapbooking and tagged cats, doctors, female issues, holistic, Kalamazoo, Karate Kid, medical, rock star, Women, women's issues. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.