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    GINIEMIE   63,788
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Not good results at the doctors Friday.

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 emoticon
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.
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BABY77A 2/6/2014 1:39AM

    Hope things are going better for you today.

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SHOOPETTE 1/22/2014 2:29PM

    Sorry about the bad numbers, HUGS

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LIVINGFREE19 1/20/2014 9:10PM

    I hope you are able to start up a walking plan daily, it would help a lot with these numbers. It has helped mine!

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JANET552 1/20/2014 7:16AM

    With the stressful day (weeks) you'd been having, the higher BP isn't surprising. I'm glad you talked the doctor into increasing your thyroid meds, it certainly sounds like you are having difficulty in that area. Then it'll be back to basics for food and more walking. Walking will definitely help all those numbers!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/19/2014 8:31PM

    I'm sorry you had such a bad day. Doctors' visits are stressful enough without all the extra stuff.

I have the "white coat syndrome" that was mentioned in another post. My BP is always higher at the doctor's office at the beginning of a visit. Her scale is always a few pounds higher than mine at home too.

I hope they get your meds adjusted properly. Hang in there!

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INGMARIE 1/19/2014 8:55AM

    emoticon terrible start of the day
Hope this week will be a "breeze" for you.

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GABY1948 1/19/2014 7:39AM

    Ginie, I am so sorry that you had such a stressful must be in the air. My days lately have been the same.

With a little more walking you can bring those numbers back to where you are comfortable with them and doctor is happy. The increase in thyroid may do it too. We all have those days, and this too shall (hopefully) pass.

And our doctor wants to see drivers license and insurance cards all the time too...they said it is because some people's insurance changes each visit and they "forget" to tell them about it...and the driver's license...I am GLAD they check mine and everyone's...there is so much medicare/insurance fraud going on that ANY time it can be caught I am FOR it. I am the same way when I use my credit/debit card anywhere and they check my ID...I LOVE it and tell them so. In 2012 I was hit with credit card fraud (they caught the person) but it left me forever wary, and feeling "violated".

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CLAIREINPARIS 1/19/2014 3:16AM

    I am really sorry it was such a difficult day! Yes, lots of walking will help with the stress, the BP, and many things really. It can also help with the weight loss.
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PHEBESS 1/18/2014 9:16PM

    Well the good news is your numbers aren't WAY off (as in dire), and you know what you can do to work on getting those numbers where you want to be.

And with a hectic morning like that, well, your BP probably went up just from all that!

But yes, a long daily walk or dancing through the house or whatever would help with many of the things you want to change.

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MILLISMA 1/18/2014 9:08PM


Sorry the reports weren't what you had hoped for but look at all the stress you've been through for the past few months. Stress can cause a lot of issues with our bodies. I've always used walking or working in the yard to clear my head - no yard work right now and mostly walking on the treadmill until it warms up.

Hope that adjusting your meds gives you some relief. You'll do this and I know that your numbers will be better in 6 weeks.

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CAPTAINMORGAN2 1/18/2014 5:21PM

    i happen to see your blog and I had just been to see my doctor and ran into the same thing. Hubby has warfarin checks once a month and other appts, we have both been going to this clinic for years. Plus we had a new girl that didn't know us. anyway, these things are now entered into the clinic's computers so the girls have to ask plus give you the eterrnal med sheet so you are sure it is correct. I use a lot of cortisone and they print the technical names i can't even pronounce. i know what i have at home. Oh yes, then we had to sign on 2 places giving permission to be treated and I forget the other one. My hubby has a hard time seeing those little lines, just getting ridiculous tho she said the license just has to be entered again once a year--that would be the day i left my wallet home of course. Anyway, I guess it is going to be the same everywhere. We usually know all the gals so strangers are no fun either.
I"m sorry you had a bad visit with results, I think we all have done that. Pat gave you some good ideas. when i lost the weight my BP went WAY down so it scared me!! I am also struggling on plateau because i love to walk and our weather has been below zero for weeks or snow storms. I have a hard time exercising inside and like to walk my dog. I hope we both have a good 6 weeks to show the doctor. good luch emoticon hope you didn't mind me butting in. Georgine

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NORASPAT 1/18/2014 4:56PM

    Ginie. I am so sorry for your bad day.
We are all photographed in many practices these days. I just assume it is to protect us and themselves. I like things to be secure but not too intrusive. A photo is great I have photo ID;s they need to have them too.

Walking is a real stress reliever and so is just sitting and listening to your breath before you take your blood pressure. Make sure to record the numbers because in a Drs office you are weighed by strangers and hurried to do things so take it at home and have a tiny note book to write them down, then remember to take your note book and your medication list with you. I have white coat syndrome, That is what it is called in the UK . I take my numbers at home and those numbers are usually lower.
Remember to look out for any kind of sodium not just salt. Try to buy salt free products they are out their and if you can do that is should be on it's way down in your little book. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon together. emoticon

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    I hate doctors appointments like that and most of mine lately have been this way. I may be forced to get a new doctor soon. Hate it!!

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MARTYLYNN1 1/18/2014 12:05PM

    I think it is a security thing with the drivers license. They want to see mine every time I go in now. Been going to my dentist for 3 1/2 years and they had to take my picture for my chart this time when I went! Sorry your drs. visit wasn't what you had hoped for. Hopefully in 6 weeks your numbers will be better. Walking is good. I know when I am stressed going for a walk helps. Hang in there!

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IMLOCOLINDA 1/18/2014 7:25AM

    I don't mean to nag you. Stop by the 12 Weeks to Walking team and we'll help you get back on track. We've missed you.
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NANFACEMIRE1 1/18/2014 7:16AM

    Just keep on keeping on and you will get there.

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PATSYB7 1/18/2014 7:05AM

    Hang in there. Keep Sparking!

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