Just what I needed!! NOT!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Okay, so I went to the doctor yesterday to get the results of my lab work. First of all, I had to weigh in. The doctor office scale is 7 lb difference than my scale, and definately not in my favor! That upset me. My blood pressure was good, I got to talk to my favorite Nursing Assistant and then the Nurse Practioner came in. Of course she was new and I had never met her. She went over all my meds, looked at my weight, asked how tall I was then pulled out her Iphone to calculate my BMI. I knew what she wrote down was right but she had the BALLS, and yes, I said BALLS, to ask me, "DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE OBESE?" Well, duh, there was something I wanted to ask her in return but I bit my tongue very hard, I think it drew blood to be honest with you. So, she continues to go over my paperwork, she wants to know when my last menstrual period was. Heck, it's been years, how do I remember the date.. I told her I didn't know, she continued to drill me, "2007? 2006?".. I DON'T REMEMBER! They are gone and I am happy! She then asked me if my "flouxetine" (prozac) was working for me. Well, I haven't read about me in the news paper or on the internet so I guess it is. I asked if she had something better, I've been taking prozac for years. She told me "no, if it's not broken, don't fix it". Okay, I could deal with that. She said nothing about my thyroid, which I knew was already low, or high, however you want to look at it. She said nothing about my a1c and hemoglobin, and when I asked about them she said wait a minute, left and didn't come back for 20 minutes. Finally she came back and told me my a1c was high, 6.8 and my fasting hemoglobin was 149! ACK, I've been eating right and have had no sugar binges since August and those numbers were just not good! She left again and 20 minutes later came in with the dr. I was soooo happy to see that man! The first words out of his mouth were "you've lost 18 lbs since you were here last on February 18th and I am so proud of you". He told me I had a long way to go and I told him about Aimee. He said that was a beautiful story and asked me how she did it. I told him about Spark, he said he's going to check it out and maybe recommend to his patients. He said my low thyroid could be a bump in my road to losing weight. He won't change my diabetes meds until my thyroid is in control, he says 149 fasting is not TOO bad... considering I have a lot of weight to lose, he just wants me to test 3 times a day. He made me take off my shoes checked my feet and legs, he was happy to announce that I had MINIMAL water retention, which in my case, is very good news. I was upset by the visit with the Nurse Practioner and the scale, I am not feeling really good today, I'm still having issues with my son. I guess he being 16 and me being menopausal are probably key factors in the issues. I thank you all, those who are praying for me and those who are listening. Thank you for letting me spill my guts. I wish you all the best, whatever that is for you. I didn't edit this so if there are mistakes... so be it!