- Showing up to all appointments, on time even
- Taking medications as directed, not skipping doses.
- Doing the follow up - whether PT, tests, etc
- Heeding doctors orders - not drinking, eating right, exercise, etc
Many years ago I was told by my doctors my first cancer was under control but I should continue to take care of myself, blah, blah, blah. After some thought I decided that while I wouldn't 'play in traffic', I was going to enjoy myself. So I became a good patient and did what I was supposed to and went to doctor appointments and took my medication regularly.
Through all my medical stuff, I have continued to be a good patient all these years.
But my inner rebel is showing up. I look at my pill box and think 'what if I didn't take any of them? Would I implode or something?' Sometimes I am sick of being sick and being good. I want to take a vacation from everything.
I have the urge to do something crazy.... ride a real roller coaster instead of the eternal medical roller coaster. I am sure it would make my back hurt for days but it would be fun.