Saturday, January 18, 2014
I had my blood work done on Thursday, then went to the doctors Friday. Well I thought my appointment was 10AM, but they said it was 9:45-like the reminder call had said. I just thought they added the 15 minutes early to my scheduled time. OOPS. First of all I don't know who did what, but since Erik doesn't leave till between 9:25 and 9:40, I don't usually schedule anything earlier than 10. Wednesday of this past week Franklin showed up at 9:55 with no explanation. I had a 10:30 hair appointment twenty minutes away and needed to stop at the bank to get cash. I made it, but was a wee bit stressed, thankfully my hairdresser decided to wash my hair and gave me a head massage-wash away some of the stress
But I digress, I got to the appointment at 9:43, their computers were down so they had to see my insurance card again, they saw it yesterday and copied it-oh and she remembered they needed to see my driver's license. I've been going to the same office for eight years really!!!!
I got called back immediately, the scale showed more than I weighed at home which wasn't where I needed to be for this visit. My cholesterol was up even though I'm taking Zetia and flaxseed. My BP was 131/83 when the nurse took it on the machine, usually when the doctor does it later it's lower, this time he read 142/96. Now I had not had the usual calming visit. I wanted to know about my Thyroid numbers, he said they were in range. I told him I'm struggling with losing weight, I just can't seem to get it off even staying in calorie range. I also am exhausted all the time, and my skin is so dry that I'm constantly putting on cream-which is not very cheap or easy to find since I need the heavy stuff-scent free.
He agreed to increase my meds for the thyroid and wants me to go back in for another thyroid blood check and BP check. Well he told me 2 months and wrote down 1 month-I think I'll monitor my BP and go back in 6 weeks.
Now I know I need to walk more, it lowers my stress, my BP, my cholesterol and my sugar-oh yeah I forgot to mention that was at 102. He didn't like that, either, but neither did I.
I also need to make better food choices, staying in range isn't enough.