Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me.
I had my appointment with the sleep doc today and it went well; I'm going to have a sleep study on Apr 1st. She said I should be taking the antipsychotic med Vaylar instead of my Risperdal, and she gave me a free sample, saying it had fewer side effects and that all of her patients loved it.... I was excited, so I called my psychiatrist to ask permission to try the free sample. I was not ready for his reaction.... he basically chided me for bothering him and said I should be talking about these types of things in an appointment and not over the phone. His tone was incredibly rude and condescending. I was just like, oh okay, my mistake..... but the entire event left such a bad taste in my mouth. A few weeks ago, he encouraged me to call him to tell him how my treatment was going, so I didn't think he'd mind... meh. I think I might start looking for other psychiatrists in the area to see if anyone slightly more personable and less rude might be accepting new clients....
I went for a walk today in the park near my apartment! Nothing spectacular, just a small walk, enjoying the sunshine and the lake, and feeling good. I also came home and stretched out on the balance ball, which was really nice and relaxing. I''ve found it easier to keep my eating under control today than it has been lately. I did have fast food while I was out today, but I stuck to the fresco chicken soft tacos -- they were good, and low-cal!
Tomorrow I'm going to try my scale again to see if I'm within the range that it will weigh me. Wish me luck!