Thursday, December 01, 2011
No, I'm not sick.... I just hate going to the doctor's!!
I moved to Virginia almost seven years ago and haven't gone to a doctor since... until just recently. I hated the thought of a new doctor and going over my whole life history. Two years ago I enrolled in medical insurance through my job and I had to choose a primary physician. I basically picked the one that was most convenient to my work and home. I finally needed to visit them about a month ago with a bad case of bronchitis. Turned out to be a blessing! My doctor is a female about my age, and so very easy to talk to. After prescribing me an antibiotic, she asked if I had any other concerns. I decided to open up and be honest with her. I told her about my feelings of depression... and about how frustrated I am with my weight. She was very understanding. She gave my some resources for both of my issues. She also insisted I get blood work done... which I have never had! I went back yesterday for a follow-up visit and we were both thrilled that I have lost 12 pounds since my previous visit. Also, turns out my thyroid is underactive! (We are going to have that re-checked to make sure.) Apparently that may be the cause of my lack of energy.
I have to go back in three months for another follow-up visit, and I am looking forward to it. I admit, I NEED accountability for my weight loss. Knowing that someone besides myself will be looking at the number on the scale when I'm on it is motivating for me to do well. I don't want others to see me fail.
So... go to the doctor's, it's great!!!!