Monday, July 11, 2016

Following Your Inner Self

"You can learn to follow the inner self, the inner physician that tells you where to go. Healing is simply attempting to do more of those things that bring joy and fewer of those things that bring pain." -O. Carl Simonton

Much of daily living is governed by choices. While a physician give much needed advice, a person should be encouraged to manage his/her own wellness. Stress and anxiety should be avoided at all costs. I myself take proactive measures to ensure that my anxiety/depression do not get away from me. I have found that I function far better by working out every day and making sure that I eat healthily. I have been fortunate in that I am invited to work alongside some fantastic physicians who truly understand how much the human spirit can and will delegate the recovery process. After an injury like the one I sustained the recovery process is ongoing in nature. There are certainly many things that will always present a challenge to me. The migraines and the anxiety/depression will forever be a challenge to my being. I have found that by eating a certain way and by engaging in physical activities I am able far better able to manage the symptoms that I have a tendency to present. Proactivity is a huge portion of healthcare. Doctors give treatment recommendations upon discharge. I found that as a patient you need to go above and beyond to attain the level of recovery that is desired. As I had always been an athlete, I was used to always doing more than was typically expected. Everything in this life has a purpose and I am convinced that my athletic nature allowed me to recover to the extent that I have. I would love to hear any responses and or thoughts that you may have. I thank you very much for reading.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your newsletter. I always find it inspiring and informative.