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I’m terrified of going to the doctors and the dentist. There I said it. That’s the reason why I’ve not booked an appointment for so long. More so the dentist, because I’m so scared that it’ll turn into a nightmare where they have to pull out all my teeth. The reality is, that they’ll probably all be fine and I’m just being a total worrier. But I can’t help how I feel. However, I want 2019 to be a year where I take control of looking after my health. So here are a few things on my list to get sorted in the new year.
Get The Dreaded Smear Test
After ovarian cancer becoming so prominent amongst younger women, the age at which you can get a smear test has been lowered to 25. I turned 26 just recently so I’m well overdue one and I learnt that a friend of mine also needs to get hers done. Since moving into our new home, I’ve not managed to register with a doctor so this gives me the perfect excuse to do so as soon as possible.
Register With The Dentist And GO
I think the last time I visited the dentist was well over four years ago. I know, I’m sorry. So the fear is very real with this one. I don’t think I’ve had many issues with my teeth since that time, the only thing is the sensitivity but Sensodyne tends to keep that at bay. However, I need to register this month at a dentist and actually go for an appointment.
Find Out My Intolerance
I don’t know whether it’s turned into a psychological thing or whether I’m actually intolerant but goat’s cheese has never been kind on my body and I feel that because of that I have an intolerance to it. It would be worth though, checking out to see if I have any further intolerance while I’m at it. I know there’s a food and allergies test available so it’s probably handy to book myself in. If I do end up going, it’s probably worth documenting the experience on my blog, so look out for that.
Get An Overall MOT
I don’t think many of us speak to our doctors about complaints we may have about our bodies or causes for concern. Well, I certainly haven’t in the past. An MOT test would be something I’d consider getting for myself with a doctor to just run over any concerns that I may have. I think it’s important to have that relationship with your doctor so the confidence is there to speak up, instead of feeling embarrassed or ashamed.
So that’s my aim for 2019, my health should come first. I want to be able to live a long and healthy life and I risk that if I don’t keep tabs on how my body is doing. No amount of fear should stop me from doing that. Do you have any goals for your health in 2019? Let me know in the comments below.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post. All words are my own.