This week’s Think Write Thursday is to write about something you’ve been putting off doing. We all have those tasks, projects, phone calls and more that we find excuses to avoid. What are you procrastinating about? And why? And, finally, how are you going to address it? Happy writing!
I love this part – “Happy writing”
Ummmm, not so much.
This post strikes fear into my very inmost being. Really. I am going to have to talk about things I put off and I am not talking about cleaning out junk drawers or re-organizing kitchen cupboards.
Nope – even though those things are not on my “to do” list with any regularity. The Procrastination Elephant in the room for me is scheduling regular health maintenance.
Oh, I have a million excuses as to why I have not done this, but when it gets right down to it, none of them are really valid excuses.
This was not always the case – in Holland I had a doctor I loved. And, I trusted her.
No, I mean I really trusted her – even to talk about being overweight without shame or avoidance. And, with her I got regular maintenance done – mammograms, colonoscopies, bone density testing, and regular blood work.
Then I moved to Pittsburgh and discovered how hard it is to find a doctor. And, trust me – it is really hard.
Pittsburgh is a fairly large city, yet do you know that they do not have a single physician who specializes in Women’s Midlife Health?
So, in the time I have lived here, I have seen 3 different doctors – and last year, I did not visit a doctor at all. I have not really loved any one I have seen – and let me tell you about the Health Care Insurance Wars here in Pittsburgh. No one takes all insurances – so if you have “X” insurance, none of the UPMC doctors will see you. If you have “Y” insurance, none of the Highmark doctors will see you. (And, if you can only afford “Z” insurance – you are straight out of luck because no one will see you.) It is absolutely insane.
However, I have this list of things that has been nagging at me.
Things like getting a mammogram and a bone density test and a colonoscopy.
If this post was not hard enough, I now have to make a plan to address it.
Now is the part when I confess that typing is not easy – nor is it any easier to verbally say it out loud.
However, here I go…
I will look up my last physician’s phone number and call him TODAY to make an appointment. And, you can hold me to that – I promise to update you all with my appointment time in tomorrow’s blog post!
Will that get everything off my list? Nope, but it will be a start and I will bring my list…
P.S. Every week is really not this hard! Promise!!