Day 117: Brain Dump (2)

Happy Tuesday and Day 117 of Another 100 Days of Hannah ...and Counting, y'all!
 
So, first things first, for those of you who follow by email - which, I think (maybe?) is most of you, it looks like you're getting a 'two-fer' this time, thanks to my late post last night and early (okay, almost normal time) post this morning.

Oh well. C'est la vie.

I had a thought on what to write about this morning... now what was it?
Ah yes.
 
Okay, so, actually, I have a few thoughts, which means this is going to be more of a life-update-y type morning post.

Let's get started.

So, this weekend, I decided to try to wean myself off of both my allergy med (that I've been taking daily for close to 3 years now) and my daily advil (that I've been taking for a month or so), in an effort to, well, decrease medications? Sort of?  Or more, try to let my body heal itself rather than just taking more and more things to try to fix it.

If that makes sense.
 
Growing up, I was pretty against taking medications as a whole.  I mean, obviously, I would take something prescribed by the doctor, but taking painkillers, etc, I tried to go without of them as often as possible.
 
If I'm honest, I'm not entirely sure when that changed.  All I know is somewhere along the line it did, and I switched to more of a, 'I just need to be functional, and I'll do what it takes to reach that point' mindset.  Which, retrospectively probably isn't the best way of going about things.
 
Hence why I'm trying to switch back.  I'll let you know how it works.
 
From there, I'm heading to a new facility today.  I never really know how to feel about new facilities - whether to be afraid of them, or to look forward to them for the possibility of something better.  Today, I think I'm stuck halfway in the middle.  I'm looking forward to the facility itself - it has some of the highest reviews of any place that I've been thus far, and the pictures actually make it look presentable.  However, I'm a little apprehensive about going to a facility that is completely new to our company; I don't know what their expectations will be for me.
 
I guess we'll see.  (Hopefully it'll be good, considering I'm there three times in the next week...)
 
Though, looking at reviews this morning made me wonder: would it be reasonable for me to ask for personal reviews from my patients?
 
I'm not sure on this one.  I mean, I, obviously, work for a company, and so, it feels a little wrong for me to request personal reviews from patients or facilities.  But, as I am also, essentially, a contracted worker who doesn't plan to be with this company long-term, I feel like it makes sense for patients to rate me as a doctor, completely separate from the company.

*Insert shrugging shoulder emoji here*
 
I guess we'll see on that too.

Annnd... that pretty much rounds out my (semi)cohesive thoughts this morning.

Catch y'all tomorrow,

Hannah

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