I had a check up visit with my doctor yesterday. He wanted to check on my blood pressure. It's been all whacky lately. So I had gained another 8lbs! I was disgusted with myself to say the least. I am also dealing with A LOT of back pain on a daily basis. It honestly keeps me from doing what I want and need to do in life.
As the doc is telling me that I need to loose weight I say that I am still having a lot of back pain. His response to that? "Either you want to exercise or you don't!!" Needless to say I was floored! He didn't want to hear anything else from me other than I was gonna get lots of exercise and loose at least 5 lbs between now and my next appt. in February. I'm really aggravated with him right now. Something besides arthritis is causing all this back pain and numbness in my left leg! It's not just because I am fat and (at least in my docs eyes) too lazy to even take a walk. I spent 25 years as a CNA I was on my feet for 7.5 hours EVERY day. I used to walk all over town when we first got our dog Chester 4 years ago. So no I'm not too lazy to take a walk. But he didn't want to hear all that. I am on the verge of finding another doctor who will listen to me.
I just needed to vent about this. The longer I think about it the more ticked off I get. I'm definitely gonna talk to him the next time I go tho.
Thanks for listening guys I appreciate you all more than you know.
Next Discussion: Diabetes Learning Curve »