Wednesday, August 07, 2013
My husband has a friend whose doctor told him he had a bad back and would eventually need surgery. Over the course of time, this friend started to walk with a cane, then a walker and was thinking about investing in a wheel chair to help him cope with his back problems.
I had seen him when he was in the "walker stage" and he looked like he was unsteady on his feet as he hobbled down the hallway.
But, he seen a different doctor who told him that there was nothing wrong with his spine. "Oh, well then, I guess I really do not need this cane or walker," he said. And now he is walking around without the use of his cane and walker.
What gives? A scammer? Or someone who believes what he is told and then acts accordingly? Start acting like you are sick and feeble just because the doctor said that is going to happen? This guy had a very rough childhood and I can see if his doctor was sympathetic and caring that he would have taken his doctor's word. And I can just hear my mother-in-law telling him that he needs to have a wheel chair to help him get around.
It is almost like researching a disease then every little ache and pain is a symptom of this disease. Ah, the joy of all the medical advice on the internet. Read or heard about it? Well, I got it.
Just the other day, my husband and I were watching a program that mentioned the statistics an those who have diabetes and pre-diabetes. He remarked that it was 1/3 of the population. I wonder how many of these people will just go along with the diagnosis and not make the necessary changes needed to be healthier just because they were told they have diabetes. They are probably being told they will eventually need to take insulin.
Now, if I can just get it into my head, "The fat I eat, is the fat I wear," and stop eating so many foods that have a high fat content. Then I am sure I can breakthrough this plateau...