2012 October Welcome

Scary Symptoms 

We’re often reminded of the fragility of our lives when tragedy strikes us at the worst possible time.

Last year, an acquaintance of one of our employees passed away from a stroke at just 40 years old. This month, almost a year to the day after that first incident, another friend of theirs experienced a stroke as well, and he was just 38. Today, he’s in the hospital, and if he pulls through OK, he’s looking at a very difficult recovery. It’s scary, to be sure.

The common thread here with both people was the exhibition of scary symptoms early on. Chest pains, dizziness, shortness of breath — sometimes we want to just pretend those things aren’t happening, because we’re tough and scared at the same time. But that’s exactly when we should call for help, because otherwise, we might end up in the hospital.

More importantly, scary symptoms don’t have to mean open-heart surgery. Sometimes, they’re signs of something simple and relatively easy to treat, at a place like one of our pain clinics.

That’s the really important thing to take away here. You could have something going on in your body right now that’s been bugging you for quite a bit. Maybe it’s as simple as a cramp in your leg or a popping sound coming from your wrist. Whatever the case may be, there are multiple outcomes to what could be happening — it could be very serious, or it could be nothing at all. But if it’s causing you pain or discomfort, just take a moment to take care of yourself and come in for a visit. We’ve got the tools on hand to fix whatever may be causing your pain, and if we find out it’s something more serious, it’s always better to catch it early on than waiting until the last minute.

Yes, there are some scary symptoms out there, but it’s always best to approach these things sooner rather than later. We can help.

The LORD is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? — Psalm 27