“I’ll go to the doctor for a check-up later,” I kept telling myself. I had weird mouth sores and headaches. A few times I even felt like I’d black out, but I told myself it was just exhaustion. “I’ll get more sleep, drink more water, and I’ll feel better,” I said. Making my own doctor’s appointment always fell to the bottom of my list.
Sometimes women stay so busy taking care of everyone else that we forget about ourselves, don’t we? You take care of the kids, take care of your husband, try to call your parents, and even end up taking looking after the dog your kids swore up and down they’d take care of. And most of the time, we’re actually happy caring for others.