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New doctor, new food, new perspective?

Monday, January 04, 2021

I saw the new orthopedic doctor today. The MRI and X-rays I had done a year ago didn’t show much structural damage, just some tendinitis in the shoulder. Solution: an injection and physical therapy, and return in 8 weeks. However, while the doctor was using the ultrasound on my shoulder for the injection he noticed more extensive fraying of the supraspinitis tendon... which he said could be indicative of increasing damage. The PA and the doctor both were so much more professional than the one I saw before. They took time to talk to me, and both examined my shoulder and my range of motion and strength. I was much happier with the visit than I was with the previous doctor that I saw. On the way home my brother (my taxi driver for the day) decided we should stop at Chipotle for lunch. I got a bowl, which is my usual choice. But they now have lime-cilantro riced cauliflower that you can get instead of rice! So, I got that. I really, really liked it (though if you are one of those people genetically predisposed to tasting soap when you eat cilantro this is not for you!). I don’t get a lot of extras like cheese on mine, so my calculations put it at around 575 calories (because I got guacamole... yum). And we stopped at the grocery store when we got back to our town. I got shirataki soup packet to make Tom Yum soup, and a box of snickerdoodle ice cream... lol. I was doing good until I got to the ice cream... I have had the ice cream before and it is really good. I had a good day today. I was up too early (4:30am), but I made good use of my time, and got in a workout before dad got up. And then after he got up we walked the pups, on our long, brisk morning walk. Switching the calendar from 2020 to 2021 doesn’t mean much to me, but having one good day after a string of difficult days is good for my perspective on pretty much everything. I am back to feeling pretty good. The week long migraine and the UTI that came after that are both history. Isn’t it amazing how feeling physically better can change how events feel? Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!
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    When caregivers take the time to isten & explain stuff are fantastic!
    59 days ago
    Doctors without good "bedside manners" should go into research rather than practice. So glad this one is is both listening to you and being proactive about treatment. I also like getting bowls from Chipotle - can be very filling for few calories. Hope you can ration the ice cream to a single serving at a time - make it last.
    61 days ago
    I'm happy for you that the doctor visit went well and you feel heard. Lunch sounded very delicious. Sounds like you had a terrific day!
    61 days ago
    I am so glad this doctor was not a jerk! He seems to have spotted some difficulties so let's hope you will get some relief now.
    61 days ago
    OH PAWSOME on your success with the Dr and PA!! I am pretty sure I am DONE with mine other than the neurosurgeron, gastrologist and skin cancer one. The others, CAN TAKE A HIKE! (hmmm a wee bit of negativity towards them? But, I know you get it)

    I LOVE the smell of cilantro!! Every time I scan it (about every 5 to 6 orders) YUMMY!! I need to try it.

    I also got ice cream, ehhhh the challenge starts on Saturday.

    WONDOGFUL NEWS Chandra!!
    61 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon for sharing your DAY!
    Excellent! A Doctor and PA that took time to talk to you! Yummmy I must try the Snickerdoodle Ice Cream emoticon
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    61 days ago
    emoticon Sigh of relief that this appointment went professionally well, you deserve that. I am glad you are back to feeling pretty good, the body is resilient when we give it what it needs.
    61 days ago
    Glad you had a good doctors visit. I never really cared for chipotle...to spicy for my taste buds...and yes there is that cilantro. ick...

    Have a good week!

    61 days ago
  • SUSANM18
    Hurrah for new perspective!
    61 days ago
    O.M.G ... when I visited my son in Canada coming up 5 years ago, we had Chipotle a few times. I tasted Cilantro and am one who definitely WOULD give it a miss, and my family made me give the beans a miss, however the rest, yum Yum YUMMMM!

    It's great that the Dr you saw was very thorough. AND took the time to talk to you. Too many are long time in to the consult and very quickly out, which doesn't leave much time for the patient to be informed.
    61 days ago
    So true hope it continues :)
    61 days ago
    Yes, being pain free gives a person their life back, as well as their energy.
    61 days ago
    So glad you had a better doctor's/PT visit. Sounds like a vast improvement. The Chipotle cauliflower rice sounds good but I don't eat there anymore. I got sick last time I went there and while it wasn't food poisoning or anything like that (I had a bad cold at the time) I just can't bring myself to eat there anymore.
    61 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    sounds like you found the right doc's this go round...hurrah! Glad you are feeling better and nothing wrong with enjoying food you love..long as ya don't overdo!! you deserve it after the past few weeks!!

    61 days ago
    That's great this ortho visit went so much better. Sounds hopeful for solving the problem, one way or another.

    I LOVE cilantro. My DH does not. The taste to me is really nice and fresh. To him, it's just as you described . . . soap!

    61 days ago
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