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Friday, 26 March 2010 20:59

I Need a Checkup

Written by Coco
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Blood pressureFor those of us who are parents or who are around little children, we know how stressful it can be to take care of a sick child.  We do our best to make sure the sick little one gets the proper care as soon as possible.  Then, how come we can take so long to take care of nosotras?

Back in December I fell on my tailbone (long story, it involved toys on the floor!) and despite the pain that I feel from time to time I have yet to get to the doctor’s office.  On the other hand, my two youngest children have been home with sinus infections for 3 days, and I made sure to get them to the doctor right away for a check-up and antibiotic prescription.  I did not have the same concern over my little injury.

It seems to me that women put their health and well-being after that of their familia. And when we don’t, do we feel guilty?  Yes, sometimes.  How many of us have had a horrible cold or ache, yet our day must go on as planned?  So why is that we don’t tend to prioritize our health? Is it because among women, Hispanics/Latinas are most likely to be uninsured?  Do we just have too much on our plate already? Just wondering…Ok, I know, I should take my own advice and finally make that appointment for my hurting tailbone!

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