Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Finally able to see the rhuematologist yesterday. He did a rudimentary physical exam on me and declared I have no outward signs or symptoms of anything auto-immune, but wants to have the bloodwork repeated.
Fine and good. The humiliation comes in now: I told him I landed in his office when my GP sent me off for bloodwork because I complained I wasn't losing weight. He panicked and spent the rest of the appt. telling me "you must be cheating"..."work out harder"...."no pills I can prescribe to help you". I guess he thought I'd demand a prescription before I'd leave the office.
I told him repeatedly that it just ain't happenin' and I'm not cheating. Who would I cheat? Only myself. Not interested in cheating myself, frankly. I track on both Sparkpeople and Weight Watchers now and I log EVERYTHING I eat. I went from couch potato to walking five miles a day. So frustrating!
Especially when his final words to me were "Lose 25 pounds and it will help your mood and your physical condition." What the hell??? Have you listened to ANYTHING I've been saying?
I will get the bloodwork repeated and the knee xrays done as he prescribed, and if I don't hear from the office about any bad results, I'm going to cancel the follow-up appointment made for four months down the line. I don't need to pay to get told I'm "cheating" and "not working hard enough". Hardly helpful!