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Explanation of last blog

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My thoughts are rather jumbled these days and I may not give enough info-some previous blogs probably explained some of this but to all of you for your kind words of concern, I will try to explain myself a little.
Of course, yesterday I was stressed out-having the dr's appointment and needing to get to the rehab center to pick up DH. Normally my dr, who I have been seeing about 3 years, is pretty close to on time so this wasn't normal, but I didn't hear or see any commotion going on to indicate any kind of an emergency either. I got into the room pretty close to my appointment time but after the basics with the CNA, just sat and twiddled my thumbs, so to speak!! At my last visit, my fasting blood sugar was 125 so she really got on me about my diet and losing weight as my triglycerides were also high-so I took all this to heart and have really worked hard the past six months to get things in line. I truly expected her to at least mention about how my triglycerides had fallen almost 90 points and that I had lost 21 lbs on their scale (31 on mine). Not a word to me after the big lecture last visit!!! She said you are not diabetic but I need to watch that I don't become one. That was the extent of it other than saying the rest of my bloodwork was normal. My blood pressure was high and she didn't even comment on that. I go to The Wellness Center which is a gym affiliated with our hospital and have my BP read before and after I exercise and I am always in the normal range no matter who takes it so again, not sure why it was elevated here, but she didn't even discuss that with me.
I really like the internist my DH has so will switch to him. I had gone to this dr because she was a lady and I had no insurance and she gave me a huge discount for cash. She does not follow her patients if they are hospitalized now, her practice is now owned by the hospital or a large group-not sure which. I guess they are dictating things now so I am not blaming her for all of this. I am glad to have had her to care for me these past years but going forward, I want a dr I trust, who will be interested in me and can guide my care if I should be hospitalized. DH's dr even prescribed tamiflu for me this winter when we were both sick. He is such a dear, dear man. He and DH's oncologist are such caring doctors and I have all the confidence in them and their care so that is what I feel we both need.
Thanks to all who voiced their concern. I truly do normally speak up, but knowing I planned to change in August, I didn't want to cause any big stink. Sometimes, the dr's tell me I come in with a "laundry list" when asking questions for DH!
Together we are strong my Spark friends- Thanks for your comments and support.
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  • CTUPTON
    Pat, You deserve better! You have been so diligent in establishing healthy habits. Maybe she was stressed. I have a doctor who spends time with me. I am very grateful. But the naturopath I started with last summer is now gone! I am so disappointed.

    I know you won't give up on your healthy lifestyle.

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    2897 days ago
  • LUNADRAGON
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    Great with pushing that scale down.
    I agree with finding a doctor who will be on the same page as you.
    Deborah
    2902 days ago
  • GRAYGRANNY
    I can totally relate!! I have had some REAL bad experiences with Dr's and I think right now I am stuck with a decision to move on again due to the arrogance that he showed on my last visit...........he left me with the feeling that he thought he could walk on water!!
    2909 days ago
  • INFLATED
    I just read about three of your blogs about Bill. I think it is a wise move to change to his doctor. At least at times you may be able to schedule your appointments back to back.

    I did a Spark poll today, exercise can bring your blood pressure down within minutes of finishing exercising. My last visit was awful. I had to use the restroom before she was finished telling me about my medicine changes and the nurse practitioner had gone to the next patient when I came back to the examining room.

    I do believe God will help help you through this with Bill. Your neighbors are terrific! One thing about the expression, "God won't give you more than you can bear." It refers to temptation. There are trials that crush our spirit, but they should cause us to flee to the Lord.

    1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    2910 days ago
  • CONTENTCHRIS
    I would make a nice letter and give to her your last visit so may be she is smart enough and may change some of her ways for the next 2000 patients as well..

    emoticon job on the lost weight as well!
    2910 days ago
  • CAMEOANDLACE
    Pat I think you are making the right decision. I would have at least expected an "atta boy" for the weight loss and numbers reduction! We all deserve to have someone we can relate to. I'm all for finding the right fit!

    Congrats on a great loss for your 6 months!
    2914 days ago
  • MARCIE_ELAINE
    I have White Coat Syndrome which is: BP is normal unless I go see anyone who would wear a white coat!
    I still think it is time for a new doctor.
    2914 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    Glad you cleared that up AND have a doctor you can trust. HUGS!
    2915 days ago
  • IAMWINNING
    Pat, you've done a super great job at getting your weight and other numbers down. You're well aware of what else you need to work on. I would think the dr should have mentioned the good you've done so far - it's not insignificant.

    Things change, and you've explained about that doctor's practice being taken over. She probably can no longer treat each patient the way she wants to, and you're being understanding about it. Everyone is entitled to change dr's when they want to and you have sound reasons for wanting to.

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    I wonder if she was just feeling rushed and that's why she didn't take more time. I'm glad you're switching to a new doctor that you feel really cares about his patients.
    2915 days ago
  • NHES220
    Great job on getting the numbers down - your blood sugar, triglycerides and the weight! Way to take charge of your health. For some reason my blood pressure is always high when I first get to the doctor's office, but then if the doctor repeats it after I am there a little while it comes down. As long as you are getting it checked pre and post exercise, I would not worry about it.
    2915 days ago
  • MARTY728
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    Truly fantastic job getting your numbers down, Pat!
    2915 days ago
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