I've always been one to take care of everyone else and leaving myself last. But, I've come to realize it's time to take care of me for a little bit, and that's okay, too.
I made an appointment for Wednesday to see a therapist. The reason I went with someone at school was because they offer it free to students and I don't have insurance and quite frankly don't want to spend the money on one. If it doesn't appear to be helping, I'll readjust my thinking on this.
Can I tell you a secret? I've been wearing the same 30-day contacts since August 2008. Yes, I KNOW! Horrible. In my defense, when I had health, dental, and eye insurance through work, I took advantage of it. Since then, meh, not so much. I'm going to make an appointment to get my eyes checked and to get me some new contacts. I'm long overdue.
Also, I have been having an ongoing medical issue that I need to take care of that I have been putting off. Actually, I went to the doctor for it a year and a half ago, but when the medicine made me ill, I didn't go back. Well, I'm going to go pay out of pocket to get another medication. I'm also due for my pap soon, so I'm going to look into getting one of those too. I wish I could get a complete physical, especially since I know I need one, but I just don't have the extra money right now. And then if anything is wrong, then what? If I can barely afford the physical, there is no way I can afford ongoing care. Hopefully nothing major will happen before I can get on student health insurance at the University in a year. (My school doesn't offer it.)
Thanks for your emails, comments, and texts with support. You're all the best. Seriously. Better than my family. Score one for the internetz!