Thursday, March 24, 2011

Getting Back on Track

Honesty is (almost) always the best policy. And truth is a way to let people know that just because we blog, doesn’t mean we’re perfect. It’s also a way to have people hold me accountable.
So here goes:
-I haven’t been to my endo in over 6 months.
-I haven’t been to the eye doctor in over a year.
-I haven’t been to the dentist in over a year.

I honestly don’t believe my diabetes care has suffered any (although I could be eating healthier and exercising). But the fact remains, that I’ve not had the professional medical care that I should be getting. And I don’t have a good reason for it. I’m very blessed with health insurance that covers almost everything I need. My co-pays aren’t terrible. It’s just been flat out laziness.

And like with most things, the longer I put it off, the easier it is to put off. And I’m hoping that by blogging about it, I’ll have the motivation to start getting this stuff done. Because by making my life with diabetes public, I’m forcing myself to do things that I should. Because I know that members of the D-OC will ask me about it. They’ll want to know about those appointments.

I’m going to start out by calling to get an eye appointment. My time frame: make that call in the next week. Ask me about it. In comments on this blog, on facebook if you’re my friend, and on twitter if you follow me. Keep me accountable.


Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

It happens to us all. You're working on it and that's the important thing.

Good luck!

Her Name Is Lola said...

and you better not use work as an excuse!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, I think skipping a few doctors appointments is sometimes good for mental health. Even if it doesn't cost you a lot of money, I think it takes up a lot of mental capital. If you are regularly taking care of your diabetes and teeth, I would atleast make an eye doctor appointment, because it is not like we can take a look at our retinas on our own.

Thank you for letting us know you are not perfect, because I don't think any of us are.

Allison Blass said...

I was really bad about the dentist for a long time... I pretty much didn't go for ages. But I've always been good about the endo and the eye dr. The eye dr appt is when I get my contacts, so I usually never fail to go. My endo doesn't require adults to come in as often as children. Usually 4-5 months, so that always ends up being about three times a year, instead of once a quarter. I always feel a little better when I get the benchmarks for my health. I think it actually helps me mentally. Otherwise, I think I would be worried all the time about how I was really doing!