- Remember "wear sunscreen?" I'm here to tell you to drink water. Lots of water. Keep track. Buy a water bottle with measurements so you know exactly how much you drank throughout the day. Bring it with you everywhere. Keep it by your bed and when you get up for the umpteenth time to go to the bathroom, take a few sips.
- Pray. I know it sounds stupid, but when I was ill, I just didn't. I don't know why. I am a praying woman and I Hail Mary my way through everything. This time I didn't. The result? I felt abandoned by God. I was miserable. Not only was my body in pain, but so was my soul. It was awful!
- Go to the doctor. I should have gone sooner, but I thought I would get better. No one wants to be a hypochondriac, but we all know our bodies better than anyone else. Self-care is not a bad thing. My family felt bad that they weren't more helpful. I told them it's my responsibility and they were doing what they thought was helping me.
Copyright 2018 Pam Spano
About the Author
Pam Spano converted to the Catholic faith as an adult over 30 years ago. Her conversion story started when she sarcastically said to her Catholic boyfriend at the time, "I suppose if we were to get married, you would want me to convert." He thought for a moment and said, "Well, I am worried about your soul." And so the journey began ...