#HAWMC Day 4 – Creature of Habit

We all have habits. Some good, some bad. I was having a little trouble starting this one, so I turned to my loving husband, and told him I just couldn’t get going. After I told him the prompt for today his comment was “Well, you habitually change your clothes over and over again before you go to work…”. Snarky, perhaps. But not untrue. I do that. Almost every day. I have always been a little bit self conscious, so I often over-think what I plan to wear. Thankfully my over-thinking extends beyond just clothing – I am equally as anal with regard to my health care.

My binder (about which I’ve written before) is a very beneficial habit, the result of my borderline obsession with my healthcare. With this binder I am able to keep track of my blood results, questions I have for my doctor, the answers to those questions, articles of interest, and copies of my appointment schedules. This binder, has been a great resource for me over the years, and one of my more beneficial habits.

What habits do you have that have helped you out over the years?

As always, you are your own best advocate. If you do not stand up for yourself, who will?

Next up – #HAWMC Day 5 – Breaking News!

Until next time,



One thought on “#HAWMC Day 4 – Creature of Habit

  1. I just found your blog from an ET Facebook group. My plan is to go back to the beginning and read everything.

    When I was diagnosed from a routine blood test, it was a complete shock. My then fiancé, a self-described geek, went into complete full on research mode. My 1st doctor wasn’t very helpful in answering questions, or even explaining ET. I am truly grateful that he took control and helped me with my new realty.

    He created spreadsheets/graphs that track my CBC’s in a drive dedicated and sorted with all my medical records. I carry a drive with me, plus it’s in Google Docs, so I have access to it from any computer. It has been so helpful, through the multiple doctor changes I have had. Trying to get copies sent to new doctors can be a long process, if at all. Now I can just email or print everything myself.

    I have been to 4 different doctors, due to choice & insurance change through work. The one thing they all agree on is that it was caught at the very beginning stages. I have few symptoms, headaches, some fatigue and above normal platelet counts. My current doctor thinks for my situation it’s more of a “nuisance”…lots of monitoring, but no immediate plans.


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