Saturday, October 11, 2008

Reviewing, Renewing and Doing

I recently spent a good part of a day reading my old blog on AOL. I started Last Time at Bat (Checking in ) on March 28, 2005. Paul had just left for Afghanistan and I was using the journal to chronicle that year of separation plus keep me accountable during a weight loss plan. It's over three years later and I am heavier than when I started the journal. HA! Guess it didn't work so well for me on the weight loss. But I have certainly had fun being able to write about the family, life and anything else I've wanted.

It's been a busy week. I had an appointment with the Nutritionist at the clinic on Thursday. I have decided that perhaps I need a more solid plan to use. It was a very good visit. I like this woman. She is empowering, rather than treating me like a recalcitrant child, she helped me to realize what I've known all along... that I can do this,that I know how to do this. And now I may be ready to do this all the way through this time.

We set realistic goals and I have all kinds of things to fill out between now and our next appointment (in 4 weeks). I really want to show both her and myself that I can do this. To that end, I'm following what we set up... but I am staying away from my scale until I see her next.

Friday I had my appointment for the Ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries. Dr. Fontanella is concerned about my low iron and RBC. He wanted this test done, but to be honest, I'm not exactly sure what he's looking for. Interesting side note... the technician asked a few questions before starting the scan (expected questions about problems, history.. that sort of thing)... but then while she was scanning the right ovary, she suddenly asked "Do you ever have pain on your right side?"... NO I don't.. but now I'm wondering what she may have seen to prompt the question... OY!

I see Dr. Fontanella next week, so I'm sure if there is anything I need to know about he'll tell me.

Today, I'm heading out for some retail therapy with the girls. Mac has elected to stay home because as he puts it.."you-all just don't know when to come home!"... LOL


friedmsw said...

I love it! Retail Therapy! Have a great day! Hope you find something nice for yourself.

Working in a hospital has really shown me just how bad a communicator a doctor can be. Medical schools need to have classes on communication skills.

I always like to look back and read things that I have written in the past. Sometimes it is a hilariuos experience. Then, sometimes I learn some things.


Sherry said...

I am keeping you in my prayers and sending you big hugs

Beth said...

Good luck with your new plan! It sounds like you really connected with this nutritionist, and I bet that will help a lot.


Linda said...

I hear you with looking back to when we started our journals. Mine was 4/05 and I saw myself lose most of my weight, gain it all back plus 50 more and now, I weigh the most I ever have. But, I can say I have learned a lot about myself, gained some really good friends and was able to open more with my it wasn't all for naught, especially since I met you!
I think it's a wonderful idea that you are seeing a nutritionist...I think she & you can really work out a great plan geared for total success! I'm a bit worried about your test though, and will be glad when you see your Doctor....I'll be keeping it all in prayer.

Pooh Hugs,

Teresa said...

Don't you hate it when someone in the medical field does that when you are having tests run?? nothing like another worry added to your list. Hope everything is fine and have a great upcoming week. You can do it!! Blessings* teresa