Follow up from yesterday
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Many of you have commented on finding a new doctor as well as bringing this whole incident up with my primary care physician. He wasn't supposed to be the one doing the procedure but due to cancellations from Covid, they were trying to play catch up with the appointments. I am going to request to have my files sent to the original doctor.
Then the issue with my primary care physician is that I did have a female doctor but she left her practice on March 31st and the files have been passed on to a new doctor. I had my first on the phone appointment today (we are still not able to get in person appointments due to COVID and that didn't go the best either. The reports are not back yet and he (the new GP) just rehashed what I already knew. John and I both found it very hard to understand him and I had to say "pardon me, I'm not understanding " at least 6 times. He probably has me earmarked as "a very slow learner"
There is a 2-3 year wait list for weight loss surgery so I agreed to have a referral made but I was very clear that I intend to work on my weight and overall health myself. He mumbled something about my BMI being so high.
When I was talking afterwards to John's cousin, he was assuring me that I am on the right path of gradually losing weight. He told me I was doing everything right and in time my health markers will reflect that. He also recommended I keep tabs of my blood sugar .
Anyway, I did a huge thing yesterday - I used to nutrition tracker on Spark. I never really have been consistent with it as I seem to always be under my daily calorie allotment. However, I figure if I use this tool I have something to show as "evidence of my efforts".
Your positive thoughts are very much appreciated and I am very appreciative for them. I'm feeling somewhat better mentally than I was and am prepared to fight the fight!