Hello, everyone! Did you miss the Francesca? She missed you!
She is starting a fun and important new series: The Big Reminder. Check every day!
To begin, we will start with reminders about the basic health, because the basis of good fashion is not how the body looks but how the body is.
So Francesca reminds you: If you haven’t done so for a while, schedule a medical checkup!
If you have been avoiding your doctor because he or she — or the nurse or the receptionist — makes rude comments about your fat, or insists on weighing you if you do not want to be weighed, or blames all your health problems (such as a sinus infection) on your weight, or insists you lose weight even though you have suffered from eating disorders and really just want to live with the body you have come to accept and love — then Francesca says: either stand up for yourself, or find a new doctor! Do not let the turkeys prevent you from managing your health!
Also, if you have a specific medical condition that necessitates many visits to specialists, it is easy to feel that, since you are always at the doctor, you don’t need to schedule a checkup. But it happens often that a person is so busy managing a dramatic health problem that he or she forgets the checkups, and then gets very sick with something else.
So, schedule a checkup! Francesca hath spoken.