I have been going to the same doctors office since I was about 12 years old. Being that we live in TR now and that I’ve had so many unanswered questions recently, I decided to switch it up. I’m absolutely in love with the kids’ new office, so I figured it was time for me to be in love with my own office as well. I scheduled my appointment two weeks ago, so today was the perfect day to wake up sick. Add that to my list of things to discuss!
I showed up at the office extremely nervous. For one, I’ve never had to wait in a waiting room as I was always the boss’ daughter! Of course, my least favorite part is first…the scale. I’m surprised my blood pressure wasn’t high just from that anxiety alone. I was super stoked to see I was down 10 pounds! The nurse worse skull shoes and I was in love from the start. We went ove my history and I was able to discuss all the hard stuff that was too awkward before…obesity, anxiety, depression, all of it. Then I waited for the doc.
She came in and was so very sweet. We went over my list of things and it felt so good to be able to mention these things out loud to someone who could help me. Not that I think my old doctor was incompetent, because he’s a great doctor, but we were too close. I was very reserved because he knew me on a personal level. So we talked about everrrrrything. And I found out my cholesterol was high a year ago. Holy crap! That is one of the scariest things I’ve ever heard!!!
So I left there with a renewed sense of hope. I’m on the right track with my diet and exercise. We will be running more labs soon, and she is more than happy to send me to a program similar to Lexi’s if I prefer. I chose to hold off on that since Lexi’s program attacks the entire family, but she had faith in my efforts. She is going to hold my hand through it. And that’s all anyone really needs.
The point of this blog is to know what’s going on with your body. Get healthy. Learn as much as you can to be able to make good choices and create good habits. You are given ONE body. Only one….you have to take care of it. And if you can’t fully disclose everything to your doctor or if you feel like you’re just not being fulfilled, it’s OK to get a second opinion. See someone else that makes you comfortable and fully answers your questions. Your well being depends on it. I have always had the “It’ll never happen to me” mentality, but here I am at 33 years old watching my cholesterol. Your bad decisions WILL catch up to you eventually.
3 John 2 NLT
Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.