Listen to your body. Know the symptoms ➡️ USE YOUR VOICE, ASK QUESTIONS, BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE.
Before I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, it was suggested that the symptoms I was experiencing (what I thought were minor - backache, weight loss) were a result of gas, a pulled muscle or my imagination. 💡 I knew none of this to be true and PERSISTED in requesting tests, resulting in an explanation for my discomfort. "Laurie, you have pancreatic cancer". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are not comfortable with an explanation or diagnosis, do your research and/or get another opinion. Had I disregarded my instincts and waited, I probably would not be here now.
Communication is crucial to good health care; you will have greater control over what happens to your body!