I can’t tell you how many times I have heard “I wish I would have come in sooner”, or “I didn’t realize there was anything that could be done to help me”. It's time to make yourself a priority, ladies... read more.
Written By: Jennifer Estrada
I don’t know if it is a genetic trait, gender trait, or learned behavior, but women struggle to put themselves first. It doesn’t seem to matter what age or stage they are in. 99% of the time, they are the last ones to eat dinner, the last ones to get ready, the last ones to voice what they want.
We often know what we don’t want. For example, I can’t even tell my husband where I want to eat, but if something is suggested I know within 2 seconds if I want to eat there or not (this happens to drive him crazy😊).
Women place their health on the back burner as well. We often hear things like, I was planning on coming in, but…… (insert reasons you have used in the past). It is challenging enough to have them schedule appointments for themselves when they actually have complaints, routine care is, well….a struggle.
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard “I wish I would have come in sooner”, or “I didn’t realize there was anything that could be done to help me”. I think as women we are taught from the time we start menses, that this is our lot in life, that whatever your body does to you, it is just something you are required to endure.
This is not the case. Our providers are here to help.