One of the things that has been on my mind is that I need to find a good doctor. I don't trust them with anything related to medicine or my own body. I have been seeing PA's for the last two years. The one I usually see had a breakdown of some sorts. So therefore my reason to look for a new doctor has become more urgent. As I told you before, I was going to get an appointment with the doctor my therapist uses. I went to my new doc for an initial appointment and blood work and some other tests last week. Little did I realize that for the past 15 years, I have been receiving bad medical advice. I guess I should have put two and two together, but I didn't think that was my job.
Today, I went back to my doctor for the results of my blood work and it was not good news. I have had a hard time digesting this information. I even thought about not posting it, but I need all the prayers I can get, all the good thoughts you can send, even your thought beams will be of help to me. Reike too for those of you that practice it.
My cholesterol and triglycerides are still high. How can that be when I have been dieting, exercising and doing all that I can to lower the numbers. Seems I have something called metabolic syndrome X. Syndrome what? Never heard of it before today.
Metabolic syndrome is not a disease but rather a group of diseases and when you have three or more of the markers out of the five, then it becomes this syndrome. In addition, I am now insulin intolerant. This felt like I had the wind knocked out of me. My doctor says that I am this way because of my family genetics. Thanks mia familia.
He put me on some medicine for the insulin resistance and medicine to reduce my other numbers. I am not going to even read about the side effects because I know I will get them just by the power of suggestion. I am also going to see a dietitian to help me with my food. I thought I had been doing a pretty good job of that because I have lost sixteen pounds. Maybe this is why it is so hard to loose the weight.
I have been taking fish oils which have helped some,but not enough. So today, I had to accept my results like an adult. Remember, I don't like doctors, and this doc was a fireman before he became a doctor. I have to Ttttrrr...uuu...sss...tttT... Trust him on this, there I said it. I have no other options to get healthy.
I am counting on my attitude to get me through this as well as my friends. I had a moment in the office when the reality struck me and my eyes leaked a little. Then I was thankful it was not something more serious. I can turn this around. Before the doctor came in I said "Lord, I am not in control, I can not do this by myself and Lord, I need you to handle this for me". See. I feel better already.
The first day of the medicines went fairly well. I am not going to read the adverse effects. Nope, I am just going on blind faith and taking the medicines. So here is to day two. I know I can do this, I really don't have a choice do I ?That is it for now. I hope you all have a great day. I am off to exercise.