If you enjoyed watching Pitch Perfect (1,2 and 3), you’d recognize the name Anna Kendrick – the musically gifted star of these movies.
Recently, Anna experienced several extremely painful episodes, it turns out, from kidney stones. She admitted to trying to work through the pain, hoping everything would subside and she wouldn’t have to miss time from her busy schedule!
Does this sound familiar, especially to the women who are reading this?
A recent study from Yale University found that men are more likely to complain of symptoms caused by illness or injury, while women often downplay pain out of fear of neglecting their daily tasks. However, this neglect can cause serious consequences if symptoms are ignored for too long.
What did Anna learn from this that she wants to pass on (excuse the pun!) to all women?
After expressing her thanks to the nurses who treated her, the actress pleaded with women to put their health first and seek medical help rather than trying to push through their illness.
“I was worried that my pain would turn out to be “nothing serious” or something that I should have been able to fight through. I’m so grateful to these women (who treated her)…..” she said.
Definitely, something to keep in mind the next time you’re in pain or get sick…
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Aviva Abraham is a