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Today's Dr.'s Visit

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Well today I had that fun drive into Boston and saw a Neurolendocrinologist. He doesn't feel I have Cushing's (YIPPEE!!!!), but is gonna run one of the tests they do to check for it anyway (keeping my fingers crossed). He also sent me to see the vampires to run a few different thyroid tests and to see if I have growth-hormone issues. All in all I really liked him and he seemed genuine that he wants to help me and get down to the reason for my weight. Or it could just be that eastern european charm of an accent he has.

Also wouldn't mind seeing my Mom's neuroendo either, she's so freaking cute and tiny, I just want to put her in my pocket every time I see her!!!! Not to mention she's one of the top in her field at that hospital.

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FITGIRL15 8/19/2009 6:30PM

    Good luck with all those test! I hope there turns out not to be any big issues to deal with! Unfortunately, however, I've experienced what additional body fat can do to a person (my sister is quite heavily overweight too) and it sure isn't good!

I'm sure you'll be able to turn your life around! You are still so young!!!

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New at this blogging stuff

Saturday, August 15, 2009

ok, so as i see it blogging is like an online diary open for anyone and everyone to this is my attempt at a blog

i finally got my health insurance through unemployment and finally going to see a neurol endocrinalogist at Mass General on Tuesday and will start, hopefully, running tests to find out if there is a medical reason for my weight. My mom has a rare endocrine disease called Cushing's which is the reason she just recently had her adrenal glands removed. The head of neuro endo @ MGH is her Dr. and saw me in Febuary, looked at my back and then told me to get tested, She feels that it will not matter how much i diet or exercise, that there really is something medical going on. My biggest fear is one of 2 things, it will come out that i'm either just fat and lazy, or that there really IS something going on and i'm gonna have pituitary surgery...........which i really don't want to happen.

On another note, i got way too close to 300 last week so i made the decision to drasticly change my diet by replacing all my meals with kashi protein bars. When i finally came back to reality and realized that would not be the safest thing i decided to eat a protein bar for breakfast and lunch, eat a proper snack during the day and a healthy dinner. Since i typically find it hard to actually eat breakfast and lunch figured this was the best way to go. Started this, this past Sunday and so far have lost 2.5lbs, YIPPEE!!!!!!!! But i kinda veared off the beatan path last night when i was out with friends at a chinese restaurant. Fot the most part i was good, had tofu with veggies that came with steamed rice and egg drop soup.........however i caved and ordered a side of crab rangoons. I just couldn't help myself, this place is almost a 60mile drive and they have the best crab rangoons that i have ever had! And today at the movies i ate a box of dark chocolate i gotta be extra good and carefull with i eat for the rest of the day, but i can do it! if i fall off i'm gonna get right back on!

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SUNNYWBL 12/31/2011 7:58PM

    You started blogging on my 72nd birthday! I have had asthma since I was three years old. Back then there were few meds for it, the trick - was to live through it. As you can tell, I DID live through it!

The secret with exercise induced asthma is to take your meds, (albuterol or what ever) BEFORE you start to exercise. Maintain a moderate steady pace. Plain walking is fine. Finish your exercise minutes, slow down near the end. You will start to feel better fairly quickly. Over time you will be better able to tolerate the exercise, just remember to take the meds first!

You should start seeing a mental health professional to help with some of your issues. I have, and it has made all the difference in my life. Most places have a clinic near by, that charges on a sliding-fee scale that should make it affordable. This is a gift that you should give to yourself because you are certainly worth it!

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KLS777 8/15/2009 7:39PM

    Congratulations on your weightloss! We all veer off track sometimes!

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JE_69_MO 8/15/2009 5:53PM

    I wanted to wish you luck with the doctor thing. And congratulate you on your weight loss, that's great! I'm new to blogging as well, just posted my first blog today. Feel's strange to write what would otherwise be private for everyone else to see. Anyway, good luck and keep us posted!

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TIAJEAN 8/15/2009 5:37PM

    I don't think any of us really wants to be told we are fat and lazy, but until something really is going on, that's exactly what we do want to hear LOL I really hope your tests come out with a positive outcome. You say you have a hard time eating breakfast and lunch, is it because of time restraints, or is it because of a lack of appetite? I have a lack of appetite and it is due to having Hypothyroid.

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FREEMARK 8/15/2009 5:31PM

    I hope you get your answers soon and you turn out to be healthy. Since you lost a few pounds it looks like you can lose weight, at least if you stay away from chinese restaurants. ;)

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