Thursday, April 22, 2010
SCARED OF KNOWING MEDICAL TRUTHS
My friend, Jane Lee and I had tea recently. We had our cuppas of tea and a quick exchange of updates revealed that Jane had never had a full body medical examination with blood test done before. I asked Jane how come and she simply answered it is best not to know any results pertaining to her health condition. She wanted to live her life happily in bliss till medical issues crop up. Ignorance is bliss. Although she agreed prevention is always better than cure, she would not lift a finger to do so. She hates coming face to face with the crippling and nightmarish fears of knowing frightening truths related to many types of illnesses.
Many people are like Jane. I admit there were times when I was taken aback by many awful truths of some medical illnesses but then that would be momentarily only. I believe all of us should attempt to know some basic information of health issues affecting us everyday. That way, when illnesses strike us we will be more ready to accept it and not be swept off our feet unguarded and unprepared. In many instances, many illnesses are not frightening by nature and do not portray grave images and also can be treated quickly and easily.
None of us are spared of illness. We are all responsible for our own health. Take action now and start reading, discussing and finding out as much medical information as possible. As an epilepsy advocate I encourage you to read some basic knowledge about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that is still commonly unknown and largely misunderstood by the public. One in every 50 people will develop epilepsy at some time in their live. One in every 20 people will have an epileptic seizure. Find out now what epilepsy is all about before it strikes you.
You can visit the EPILEPSY LINKS I have listed down on the right hand side bar of my blog to read and retrieve epilepsy information.