Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I am really not a fan of my doctor. She wants me to lose weight and expects me to, but doesn't actually give me any of the resource or support that I need to succeed. I feel like she is judging me and I don't feel comfortable talking to her. I have had two appointments with her in the past week (because it is impossible to get things done over the phone) and I don't feel any further ahead than I was before had.
In the fall I told her that I was having trouble with my knee and that it was really hurting me. She basically said that I just need to walk more. I took her advice and have been walking one day a week (in addition to my aerobics videos). My knee continued to hurt, in fact, it got worse. She told me again, I need to walk more.
After I insisted that we actually examine the problem, she ordered an xray and found arthritis. Her solution, walk more. I am not sure if it will help or not, but it seems to make it worse. I am going to keep walking, because I want to lose weight, but it can be pretty painful sometimes.
I am really frustrated.