8.16.2011

Perspective

I am an overly dramatic person.

There. I said it.

No, but seriously. I am. Especially when it comes to my health. I won't joke around if something is seriously wrong with me, but if I have a minor ache I'll make it seem like I'm dying.

It's so bad that one time I had kidney stones, was curled in the fetal position in bed bawling my eyes out, and Nate had a hard time believing me when I told him I needed to go to the ER. All the way there, he still wasn't sure that anything was seriously "wrong" with me. Once we got the CT scan back, and it was confirmed that I did in fact have kidney stones, he felt bad.

He also told me that I need to quit crying wolf so often.

Maybe he's right.

This past weekend, we went out to a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game. Between innings, they had a young man by the name of Michael Horak come out and do a "Homerun for Heart" event. They had someone pitch to him, he hit the ball and ran all the bases while high-fiving all of the players.

Michael has been through more than most of us could imagine. Since he was a child, he's had heart issues. He was dealing with a condition in which his left ventricle was enlarged, and it then caused many other problems.

I wish I could find something on him on Google.. but I'm not having any luck..

It was so touching to hear his story and watch him run the bases like that was his only care in the world, and it really made me think.

All day I had been complaining about a headache, and Nate's been dealing with some back issues. He looked to me and said, "Maybe a headache or a backache isn't so bad after all, huh?"

He's right.

We, as humans, go on all day long complaining about such minor things that could be MUCH worse if we actually thought about it.

I know we all suffer from a health issue at times. I have a health issue myself, but from now on....

I won't say my brain is going to implode the next time I have a headache.

I won't say my ovaries are going to fall out of my body when I have cramps.

I won't say that my foot is going to have to be amputated when I stub my toe.

I won't say that I'm on my death bed when all I have is a minor cold.

I won't say I'm having a heart attack when I get indigestion.

Maybe we should all take a look at our lives, and our health and be a little more grateful for what we DO have.


20 comments:

Cait said...

truth :) its okay girl. we all go through these lil moments sometime. xo

Jessica said...

completely agree! I read some blogs of families that are going through some REALLY rough things like childhood cancer and it really puts me into perspective. I stress out so bad about presentations and exams and all that nonsense in school and then I think of these families and I'm like ya know...they prob wish that alll they had to stress over was a measly presentation..but instead they are wondering if their child will see their next birthday. It definitely makes me grateful that i get to be where I am right now and live a life without any major health issues.
great post. let us know if you find his story!...maybe the local news has something on him?

Ashleigh said...

Don't feel bad, girl. I am the same way... if I carry Leighton around all day, I will claim that I need a muscle relaxer or something because my back is broken... or my head hurts so bad that I can't possibly do ANYTHING for the day.

I love this post- kind of takes you right back to reality and makes you grateful for the health that you have. I always feel very grateful when I hear about things like this so thanks for sharing- good way to start off the day!

Heather said...

I am the same way, I get a bad headache and I feel like I am dying. I do need to be more grateful about my health, it could be much worse.

star said...

I'm the same way! I exaggerate and overreact too. Or I think I have some horrible disease, it was so bad I got banned from Web MD! I have calmed down a bit since! I love this post, because it's so true. There's people out there way worse off than us, and they probably don't even complain!

Becca Christensen said...

I think we all think our problems are bigger than they are because they're happening to us! But I think those are some good guildlines. : ]

Love,
B

moderndaywife said...

I love this post girl, you speak the truth :-) Time to stop sweating the little things in life and see the overall!

Heather said...

It really puts things into perspective, huh?

[SMASH] said...

Such a good lesson for all of us. I know we're ALL over-dramatic from time to time but it's that perspective that we should keep in mind because things could always be much worse. Thank you for sharing this!

Life With Lauren said...

This is such a good reminder for everyone. No matter how bad something is there is always somebody going through something we can't even imagine. Love this post!!!!

Meg O. said...

What a wonderful blog post! I'm kind of like you- Greg calls it the "Megan Syndrome". Lol. But like you said, seeing something like that really puts things into perpspective. Heart you.

Meggie said...

I'm a hypochondriac no doubt, LOL! But i think we all have a little of that in is! Ha ha!

Rebekah said...

TRUTH. I know I can get dramatic over things, but compared to others, I don't have any serious issues like that. Thanks for this!

Michelle said...

Amen. You are right...really puts things in perspective. Great post!!!

Neely said...

You are right friend and I do it too. I always say my head is going to explode....oof. Truth friend!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I think we've all said stuff like that when we aren't feeling well. But I totally know what you mean.

Kerbi said...

Thank you for this reminder! I need to cut back on my over dramatic tendencies for sure!

A Babbling Brunette said...

I totally needed to read this. I am the same way. Very, very dramatic! Thanks for putting things into perspective. You are so right.

Katie said...

I do it all the time too. This is a great reminder of how we have it so good. Excellent perspective-- thanks!

Kiley said...

But, but, but ---- it really DOES feel like my ovaries are going to fall out when it's ~that time~!

;)

But seriously, this is a great post and a great reminder. Thanks friend. :)

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