Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I don't know about any of you, but my trips to the doctor are usually very stressful and depressing. I went in there today, dreading the visit. Yes there had been many good changes in my body and medicines that needed to be discussed, but I was so nervous that my doctor would find fault with something. I had weaned myself off of insulin, my blood pressure was dipping too low, etc...etc
I guess that I should have realized that I essentially was not the same woman that I was in December. I've put in a lot of hard work and changed my eating habits and added a ton of physical activity. Inside me though, I am still the woman who was morbidly obese. It didn't matter that my scale, glucometer, blood pressure cuff, and the people around me all said that I was doing awesome. I just couldn't trust it all to be telling me that I was actually getting healthy...I had to hear it from my doctor in order to cement the idea.
Well, I got the positive feedback that my pysche seemed to need. I got to tell the doctor that I had not needed any insulin in months and I was told that if I can keep myself off of it for a year, I will no longer be considered a diabetic (so I won't have so many appts YAY!) My blood pressure meds are being decreased by 1/2! WooHoo! Next visit I will begin to decrease my cholesterol meds! For the first time in a very long time I left my PCP's office with smile on my face and a spring in my steps!