Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A QUICKIE


A quick update I mean.
My Dr. of six years that I had an appointment with in March, called and cancelled that appointment. I rescheduled it for April. That was as soon as I could get another appt. When I arrived at the office I was told my Dr. had retired, and I would be seeing one of his colleagues. Really?!? I have mixed feelings about this new guy. He seems knowledgeable enough, but I'm not sure were getting each other on a personal level. He doesn't seem to understand that I am interested in my health and want to be thoroughly apprised about every aspect of it. I don't like just being told to do something and not told why. I am not a child, I don't need to be lead. I need to be informed, and then we need to make decisions together about treating my issues. The gist of the appointment was some of my medication was stopped, and a new one was started. I still haven't received a satisfactory explanation as to why.
Fast forward to today. I had a follow-up with the new Doc to check on the new med. It's working, but not to the level it should be, so increase the dose. On the up side, I lost nine pounds in the three weeks between those appointments! I haven't been walking because my weight causes pain in my knees. I have however been cutting back on carbs. I'm calling it my half diet. It's not really a whole diet, because I still eat everything I have been before, however, I only eat half as much. It's so simple. Whatever I used to eat, just eat half. As soon as my weight gets down to where I can walk without my knees giving me the finger, I will pick that back up again as well. So, yeah me, 61 pounds to go!

3 comments:

Mark said...

Who doesn't love "a quickie"!
Congrats on losing those 9lbs. Isn't it funny how one gets used to eating smaller portions? Still, I want to eat everything around me but if I stop and think about how my stomach feels, I'm actually "full".
Good to see you back!
Keep on keepin' on!
m.

Anonymous said...

Great to see you are doing well. I agree with you about doctors and attitude. You should know what is going into your body and that it will not conflict with other meds. Good luck

Gammy Tammy said...

Good for you!

Speaking from 20+ years experience of working with Dr's in the health industry... doctors are human, even though they think they're Gods, and make MANY mistakes.

More people should take an interest in their health and seek guidance to ultimately make their own healthcare decisions.

Best advice... if you're Dr is offended by your desire to be involved in your healthcare... find another doctor!