During the past few years I have increased my medical knowledge through the wonders of internet Googling. I have been told by more than one doctor to put the IPad down and leave the doctoring to someone who has a real doctors’ licenses. They do not think me surfing the internet qualifies me as an internet certified doctor. What do they know? I have found more possible answered to my health issues than they ever came up with. Does it really matter that most, or all of my diagnosis were not even close to what was wrong with me. The way I look at it surfing the net keeps me busy on those long lonely nights I’m awake while the rest of the world is sleeping. However I have found a few of my friends on Facebook must have some sleeping issues too because they can be seen playing games in the wee hours of the morning. Somehow that’s comforting knowing I’m not the only one up. Also the more slots they play, the more free points I get. It’s a win win situation.
After one of the Mayo Clinic visits I was diagnosed with sever sleep apnea. I already knew that since it was previously found way back in 1996. The problem was I did not use the CPAP machine for the majority of the years following the original diagnosed. As a result , I have paid the price for my stupidity. It is a fact that untreated sleep apnea can result in heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and many other health issues. I know this played a major role in my current health situation. Now I’m pro-active in trying to adjust to using the CPAP machine, exercising, and living a healthier life style. I wish I hadn’t waited until it almost killed me before I decided to do what I should have done in the first place.
The road the better health is going to take time. The progress is extremely slow. Sometimes it’s hard to see any progress at all, and sometimes I take two steps backwards and get a baby step forward in return. But I will keep on trying, since the alternative is not very appealing .
Remember to take whatever diagnoses the doctor gives you seriously. The health issues doesn’t magically go away, no matter how hard we try to ignore them. I will trust in God to give me the strength I need to get me through this. All things is possible through Him.