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Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Chronic Illness: If You Were Not You

One of the techniques I try to use whenever I’m in a quandry over something regarding my health is to ask, “What if I were not me? What if I were my mother? My sister? My friend? What would I say? Do? Pray over?”

This helps me take the sometimes-frustrated or “at sea” me out of the conversation and puts me in the mindset of at least a little more objectivity.

This technique is also helpful when I’m talking with my doctors. On more than one occasion, I’ve asked, “Would you send your [wife/daughter/sister] to this specialist? Prescribe the same medication to your mother? Follow this course of treatment yourself?”

Only once did a doctor take offense to this kind of questioning. The other times, the docs were surprisingly receptive, thinking for a moment, and then giving an honest and helpful answer.

Stuck? Befogged and befuddled?

Think differently…What if you were not you?

What would you say/do, now?

Blessings for the day,

Maureen

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