A Little Help for the Moms with Telemedicine
When my sister first became a mom she told me that she was lucky to do one errand per day. I was a bit taken aback by that. Really? Only one errand? How was that possible? I was used to doing 3 errands at a time all in one shot and even then I still had a lot of things left on my “to-do” list.
When I became a mom I quickly realized that my sister was right. The second realization was about prioritizing my life and only doing what was immediately necessary. The third realization took longer for me to learn but it was about acceptance and accepting that it would take longer to do things. What I could once accomplish in a day might take me a week or more. The acceptance was a hard pill to swallow and I fought it.
One morning as I was lifting out from a deep sleep into a lighter one I heard a voice that said, “stay present”. All day that little reminder stayed with me to “be present” be in the now, enjoy the “what is”. As I felt my thoughts drifting out into tomorrow or the end of the week, I would quickly pull them back and say to myself, “stay present”. At the end of that day I felt more relaxed, and happier overall. I said to myself, “This is my life…my life plus one more person…and things will happen slowly and I have to accept it or else I can not enjoy the present. The gift is in the present.”
And that’s how acceptance took up a place in my daily routine.
Now that I understand what it is like to be a mom I know why so many women put themselves last. Children and husbands have immediate needs and we want to be there for our families. Unfortunately this comes with a high price. The price of sacrificing our needs in the process. It took me forever to schedule a dental appointment. It was a major ordeal to coordinate it with the family schedule and frankly I just didn’t have the energy. It can be incredibly difficult for us to prioritize our own self-care. Women show up at my office broken down and desperate. If a woman has reached her breaking point then chances are so has the family dynamic.
That spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E.
It’s the calling, the scheduling, the childcare, the time off work, the time spent in the commute, the time spent at the doctor’s office, the drive back that just seems so overwhelming. It often takes half a day just to accomplish one doctor’s visit. Whew! I’m getting overwhelmed just thinking about it.
New technology offers a solution that makes it easier for you to establish care and get the self-care that you desperately need. You can connect with your doctor from your home. That’s right, you can get started on a plan designed specifically for you all without leaving your home. Would that make your life easier? You bet-cha.
All you need is a mobile device with a camera and a high-speed Internet connection. You can be in your bedroom consulting with your doctor while your kids sit in the family room. It’s a win-win for everyone. You get to meet with your doctor and get solutions for your health and hormone balance all from the comfort of your home.
Remember a Happy Mom equals a Happy Family.
Cheers to living a more balanced and present life!
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