I’m not exactly a fan of doctor’s offices. Some doctors themselves are great, no doubt about that. Take my spinal surgeon for example. Thanks to him I just did a workout that included reps of 90lb power cleans. With zero pain or numbness!! That aside it can be very daunting to find and walk into a brand new office with my medical history. I won’t give you a personal run down of things, but a history that includes eating disorders, mood disorders and multiple surgeries can receive a lot of interesting nods from the nurses.
Well I conquered that fear today and found a new primary care provider due to insurance changes. I’m actually happy that I forced myself to go and open up, but I was definitely a mess over it all morning. A doctor is a crucial part of my treatment team and should be a crucial component for everyone to have access to. No questions asked. I could get into a long rant about America not having universal health care but I won’t. I could get into a longer rant on insurance and mental health coverage but I won’t. At least not today!
This post is simply me reflecting on the day and being relieved that I was treated with respect at this new office despite my diagnoses. It was a tough challenge that I conquered and I am better off for it. I came across a very interesting point of view today ironically. In an interview, Demi Lovato spoke about mental health and how there really shouldn’t be a difference between mental health and physical health. The brain is a physical organ so technically these illnesses are a physical health issue. Ah if only the medical world, insurance companies, and general public would see it as such!