Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Today I was able to speak with my orthopedic doctor in LA. He is the one that operated on my foot last year and very trust worthy. I will go back to see him in a couple of weeks when I go back over there. Dr. T said is this a doctor that knows you I said no not really it has been three years since I have seen a doctor in Mississippi. He said well you should have told him that is the most idiotic thing I have heard. He said you are one of the successes you said you were going to lose weight and you are making huge strides in that journey, He said if your stomach was going to cause that kind of problem with your leg it would have happened last year after surgery when you couldnt move. He agrees that it sounds like the quad muscles themselves not the nerve. He suggested continuing the ice and said to stay off the pavement walking and absolutely no sand on the beach. Ideally treadmill walking or like most said water walking. Dr. T said in a very serious moment you have come to far to turn and run for the hills. what you are feeling is your body telling that you have to breath every now and then. He said the thinnest people in the world get muscle pulls, tears, strains. He said you remember what I told you " i am there till the end and if that means that now I help with helping you reach the person you wont to be well I dont retire for another 20 years or so". He said i saw you when you gained the extra weight and i have been there as you lost that weight the other doctor just sees a obese person he doesnt see you as an individual and then lol he said " the first time I met you, you walked and i looked at you and you told me alright I am fat however I cant be anything as long as i am in pain" He said the next time you see that doctor tell him the same thing with the same tone and if it doesnt like it then find another doctor, because you are to good to be his patient.
So this afternoon I went to the local fitness center I did 45 minutes on the treadmill. Then I took a splashdance class, if you havent taken one of these it is like Zumba in the pool and omg it was so much fun. it was 60 minutes in the pool and wow it was awesome. After that I got in the hot tub for 20 minutes and that was beyond words. No massage though lol Dr T said you wont enjoy that because you are so sensitive , he said let us figure out all this and then get one so they are not trying to kill you lol.
All in all I feel much better and thanks to the hot tub my quad feels like 110 % better this evening. To everyone that offered up your support and heartfelt messages to my blog last night you are all right it is worth it. I know that but sometimes there are moments when the battle seems bigger than me. However I can say that I am not stopping ( slowing a little maybe) if for no other reason than so no doctor can ever rush through me and say lose weight that will fix everything. Thank you everyone for your continued support, I wish i could say that it will never happen again but I will need it again I am sure.