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I Always Thought I Was Wonder Woman…

I am not even princess Diana masquerading as Nurse Diana….Turns out, I am only Diana Prince- mortal woman.

Me as I see myself.
After all these years of multi-tasking-get-shit-done-and-make-it-look-effortless, I had managed to convince myself of my near-invinsiblity.
I am rarely sick, and even then I’m only down for a day or so, and then I’m right back at it. I function well on little sleep (or none at all if I have to).

I. Get. Shit. Done. All of it.

But then I started to get tired. Like when your cellphone battery goes to <1% and cuts off on you kinda tired. Yet I pushed on. Or rather, I dragged on. I went to bed tired. I woke up tired. Me…Wonder Woman.

This went on for months. I spent a lot of time blaming myself and looking inward to find reasons for my distress.

I’m out of shape.

I’m overweight.

I’m overworking.

THAT’S why I’m tired….

Nope! While all those statements are true, they were not the cause of my current situation.
A routine lab result revealed the real reason I felt less than my usual superhuman self…
Anemia. I had nearly depleted the very essence of my life force. ( That sounds very superhero-ish, doesn’t it)

A short stay in the hospital and blood transfusion later, I feel back to myself..( Now where did I put my golden lasso?)

I’m baaaaccckkkkk!!!

Why did I share this?

Because someone reading this is feeling badly and making the same excuses. Some mom is out there, exhausted, and thinking it’s everything else but something is going wrong inside her body…
So, if you notice that you’re a little out of step, maybe it’s time for a check up… IJS.

With ❤️❤️,

Dr. Peaches

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  • CoLette
    March 30, 2017 at 9:32 PM

    So very true. We often go until we simply drop. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sara
    April 14, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    I could have written this same post… well up until your diagnosis. Being the get-up-and-go type and running around with work, taking care of two children, writing, after-school activities and ‘getting my sh!t done…. I haven’t had the time to get to a doctor to check out what’s actually going on. But I shall make the time to do it. Thank you x

    • dochnz
      April 14, 2017 at 8:29 PM

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for taking the time to read this! We are so busy trying to do it all, we are putting ourselves at risk by not taking care of ourselves!

  • Jessica
    April 16, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    I love that you’re adding a no excuses approach to life. I love Wonder Woman too!!

    • dochnz
      May 14, 2017 at 7:18 AM

      Thanks for reading!

  • Keoshia
    April 17, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    This is a great post, I also was feeling tired all the time last year, and just couldn’t figure out why! I finally visited my doctor and found I had Crohn’s disease, so checking in with doctor is very important when your not feeling like yourself.

    • dochnz
      May 14, 2017 at 7:18 AM

      I’m so glad you sought medical attention!!! I hope you are better soon!

  • Our Irish Family
    April 18, 2017 at 3:12 PM

    Thank you for creating awareness, like you mention being overweight, lack of sleep and such can make you tired and fatigued, however sometimes there are medical conditions as an underlying problem. Glad you are feeling back to your Wonder Women ways.

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