It reminded me of a story my Mom often told.
A zillion years ago, one of her relatives, possibly her beloved Uncle Ferd, was in the hospital. He was very sick, and health care being what it was a zillion years ago, they didn’t know what to do for him. All they could do for Uncle Ferd, was try and make him as comfortable as possible.
During his stay, Uncle Ferd asked if he could have a banana. The doctors had to tell him that in his condition a banana would not be a good idea.
Uncle Ferd’s condition continued to deteriorate and he continued to ask for a banana.
As days passed, Uncle Ferd was not expected to recover from whatever ailment he had that the doctors could not identify. He did continue to ask if he could have a banana.
Finally a nurse said to the doctor,
"What the heck, he is not going to live much longer anyway, let him have a banana.”
Uncle Ferd got his banana and his condition immediately started to improve. A few more days and a few more bananas and Uncle Ferd was sent home to live out and enjoy a few more years.
I’m guessing there is only a small bit of truth in this story, stories do change as they are handed down; but I always remember it when I am told about “expert opinions.”
"Expert opinions” are fine, but also listen to your body and what it wants, and don't ignore your intellectual instincts.