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Don’t Forget the Physical

I am really good at paying attention to my mental health.  I am the exact opposite when it comes to dealing with my physical health.  I tend to ignore physical symptoms for as long as possible.  This is driven mostly by my fear of needles, invasive tests, surgery, etc.

For over 6 months I’ve been having stomach pain.  One night after eating spaghetti, I had heartburn so I figured that was the problem all along.  Except, it started getting worse.  I was avoiding acidic foods but suddenly, everything I ate made my stomach hurt.  The pain levels varied from a  2 or 3 to an 8 or 9.  more…