Monday, May 9, 2016

Life is not merely to be alive

“Life is not merely to be alive, but to live well.” - Marcus Valerius Martial

A large trend in healthcare as well as society is the gravitation towards wellness. In a perfect scenario there would not be a need for hospitals, yet being realistic they are entirely necessary. Once a patient goes through treatment the goal is always to dismiss them while at the same time providing them the proper education to prevent them from returning for the same vive that originally landed them in the hospital. There is a vast difference between living and living well. Prior to my education that I attained in regards to my diet, I was simply existing and going through the motions of daily life. I lacked the energy that I have since attained by adhering to the advice of a nutritionist. I am slightly embarrassed that I neglected myself and my organs for so many years. On the journey of life there are always opportunities and time to redirect how you are living towards a healthier and more proactive lifestyle. Your organs will improve as well as your immune system. Doctors and hospitals will always be necessary yet it is a beautiful thing to only utilize them when entirely necessary. An “after care” plan is delegated to each patient as he or she prepares to leave the facility and venture back into his/her daily life. I have taken the wellness guidelines to heart and since I have been adhering to my diet guidelines I am such a happier and more productive individual. I do still suffer from headaches but much less so than I did prior. There is quite a strain of dark and wet weather that is currently present in the northeast. This uncharacteristic weather of May has had my allergies and migraines running wild. I am sure to make sure that I do not miss a day at the gym in an effort to maintain my energy and thus my wellness. There is a stark difference between living and living well. I am thrilled that I finally took the advice of professionals. I thought that I knew better because I was working out incessantly. What I didn’t realize was that my body needed nutrients in which to function at its optimum. I have an MRI scheduled for Monday so that they can assess if anything new is occurring in relation to my brain injury. I doubt that there are any changes I just think that we have been in an extremely dismal and wet weather pattern in the northeast. I would love to hear any thoughts or opinions that you may have and I thank you for reading.

~Noelle

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