Phhhhhhhhh. I feel better. I think? :)
OK. So I didn't really want to admit this, but I was kinda nervous about seeing my primary yesterday. Why, you ask. I don't really know. I love my primary very much. I feel like I have an awesome relationship with her. I have used her for several years and she always puts up with all my extreme craziness!
I guess I have to tell ya'll this, but keep in mind I have never admitted it to ANYONE including my husband (who always reads my blog!)!
I am maybe a slight, I said SLIGHT, hypochondriac!
Now that I have said it, I am actually thinking about deleting it!
Maybe I am not, well I guess maybe I am....
OK. Maybe I have tendencies of a hypochondriac. When I put it like that it sounds better.
Let's just say I know my chart has a red dot on it!
Does anyone else know what that means? I semi work in the medical field (I do medical billing) so I know exactly what that means..... The patient is kookie and needs delicate care! That would definitely be me. The last time I went to the Doctor for the stomach virus my absolutely fabulous Dr. had her nurse call me the day after I came in, and well the conversation went like this...
Mary honey this is Brenda from Dr. Kajdos' office. Are you doing ok this morning? Dr. Kajdos wanted me to call and tell you that you are going to be fine. If you need anything we are here. All you have to do is call, ok honey. You are going to be ok.
So, needless to say my Doctor loves me! She always listens to all my crazy questions, and helps me so much! I always feel so much better after I go see her! I was so nervous to tell her that I was getting weight loss surgery though! I guess it is because she isn't one of those Dr.'s that over prescribe medicine unnecessarily and are quick to suggest surgery.
I went in, took a deep breathe, and said all in one breathe....
I am doing great, how are you, I came to tell you today... that I am having weight loss surgery, the Lap Band, and am so excited about it!!!!!
And, to my surprise she was extremely supportive and happy for me. She shared with me she had several patients that had the Lap Band and she thought it was a wonderful option for me! So all my worrying was for nothing, as usual!
She said she was familiar with the 6 month diet my insurance company recommended, although she thought it was completely absurd since I have been trying to loose weight all my life. She said since she knew I was scared to be put to sleep she would do some test and make sure everything was fine. She wants me to do the 3 hour sugar test. Blah :( She wants me to do the sleep study. Blah :( She wants me to do the thing where they have to run a light down my throat. Double Blah :( And finally she wants me to do some blood work, basically like a really really good physical blood work. Blah :(
So all in all, not that bad I guess.
The only thing I am really not "into" is the light down the throat. I know they have to put you to sleep for that, don't they??? I am sure they do. I wonder how painful it would be to do it with me awake? Anyway, that is just one more step/fear I am going to have to overcome (In Jesus Name) in this process!
In this process......it is really a process! A process that is going to grow me as a person, help me get over some things, and better my life!
I AM EXCITED!
Thanks for reading this extremely long post ya'll!!!