Do I belive them?
The doctor says "it's all in your mind",
So I believe him.
But once upon a time...
The doctor said "it's just a sprain",
So I believed....until it never went away,
Forcing myself through hours of PE lessons, orchestra rehearsal and dance shows,
Turns out it was neurological disease.
The doctor said "it's only asthma"
So I believed him....until I stopped breathing,
Countless trips to the ED and ambulance call-outs,
Turn out I was allergic to my inhaler.
The doctor said "You have an eating disorder",
So I believed her.....for over a year
9 hospital admissions and a stay in HDU later,
Turns out my stomach doesn't work.
The doctor said "it's just growing pains",
So I believed him for 13 years,
Until I stopped growing and the pain was still there,
Turns out I have a connective tissue disease.
So now when a doctor says "it's all in your mind",
Do I believe them?