Finding a conscious and responsible balance between caring for my health, caring for my patients, and most importantly, never putting my patients at risk is a delicate balance. Like many of my patients, I have a chronic disease. In my case, it’s neurological and not contagious, and 95% of the time is so well under control that I almost forget about it. For the past two weeks my symptoms have been more severe, requiring additional medical appointments, a reduced schedule, and unfortunately cancelling or rescheduling some of my shifts. I want to sincerely thank each and every one of my patients and colleagues for their understanding.
Before I became a massage therapist, I worked sick all the time. I took meds, herbal supplements…I’d have a seizure in a stairway or meeting room and then push through the work day. And I was sick a lot more often, and missed weeks of work.
I also felt the frustration when my doctor, naturopath, acupuncturist or therapist had to reschedule my appointments. It’s taken me some time to take this lesson to heart, but as a responsible health care provider, it is part of my job and responsibility to take care of my own health.
Thank you for your understanding