The Advantages & Disadvantages of Knowing
We’re being asked to undergo a Physical Examination this week before we have our duty at San Lazaro, which is nerve-wracking since it’s a hospital that specializes in communicable diseases. *shivers*
Before taking up nursing, I probably would’ve refused undergoing tests and check ups for the fear that they’ll diagnose me with a terminal disease. Yes, I was paranoid and I still am - a little, or maybe a lot.
I know I’m not that healthy and it makes me scared to think of myself in the position of the patients I handle. If I didn’t take up this course I probably wouldn’t think that I’m at risk for colorectal cancer because I often get constipated or that I’m suffering from something because of this hair fall.
I’m glad that I took this course though because if I didn’t, I wouldn’t have known that I had a disease condition which has now been treated. I also wouldn’t think twice about separating the vegetables on my dinner plate and drinking Coke or Sprite everyday.
Basically, what I’m trying to say is that I am scared of what could happen in this solitary life but the thought of not having known scares me more. So my advice to you is to avoid belittling a recurrent headache or forgetting about pain during urination - talk about it. It’s what I do and it helps especially when you’re worried about it. Talking to a doctor would be ideal but for starters you could tell your parents. You could also tell me. I’d be happy to help whatever the concern may be, be it health or non-health related. :]