I believe people come into our lives for a reason. Do you?
My week began with a doctor appointment. After my workout this morning, I went to my doctor’s office for 5 vials of blood and a urinalysis. I noticed Friday my urine was brownish red. It had been getting darker throughout the week. My orthopedic prescribed an anti-inflammatory for my foot injury two weeks ago. Well, my liver and kidneys weren’t digging it. The doctor’s assistant advised me to go to the emergency room and to stop taking the meds. Mom rushed me to the ER (again) and after waiting nearly 3 hours I decided to leave. We felt unsafe and it ridiculously scary!
Recently, I became friends with a woman in my spin class whose a primary care physician. When I saw her at class this weekend, I asked if she felt my condition was an emergency. She asked me a few questions about my symptoms and based on my responses stated it wasn’t urgent but that I should have labs done. She asked who my PCP was and I sheepishly admitted “I don’t have one.” I’m good about my doctors but since moving to Phoenix last summer I haven’t gotten around to finding a PCP yet. I see a hematologist for my anemia every 6-8 weeks and truthfully I wasn’t worried about finding a PCP right away. So my spin friend offered to be my PCP and scheduled me for labs this morning. Cool, right? I’m so grateful we’ve become friends and she offered to help.
Hopefully, my tests results will be fine. My urine has been normal since I stopped taking the meds. But with my medical scare, Mom made the decision to stay a little longer just in case. I was scared Friday and thankful she was here for support. She also rescued me this morning when I realized at the gym I had forgotten to pack my sweater in my gym bag. Did I mention I tried to get out of my car with my seatbelt fastened this morning too? Yeah, it’s been one of those days.
Now that Mom’s staying she can come to my Orthopedic appointment Friday to get an update on my foot injury. I don’t want to jinx anything, but my foot has been feeling better. I’m able to sleep through the night. I still have pain in my heel, but able to walk a little better. I hope this trend continues. Must be Mom’s love! 🙂
Everything happens for a reason. My foot injury happened when my Mom was visiting me and I became friends with a doctor when I really needed one. People come into our lives at strategic moments. They don’t why they are there and sometimes we don’t notice them. Timing of events are deliberate. Everything has a purpose. Like a puzzle, the pieces inevitably fit together. We cannot control events, but we can control how we deal with them. Take the time to notice and appreciate the things around you and put the pieces of the puzzle together.
How does this apply to your health and fitness? You may not know it now, but it does in someway, shape or form. When I started my weight loss journey four years ago, I didn’t realize it would years later lead to a personal blog, open doors for me professionally in the health fitness arena and meeting new friends. You weight loss and health is your own. Take a chance on yourself because you never know where it may lead you. You are worth it!
Hope the rest of your week is smooth sailing!
Questions – Do you believe in fate? When was a time someone came into your life when you needed them?