Thursday, February 23, 2012
Well today was a mixed bag of emotions...First off, I woke to the most gorgeous day which turned into the most glorious days weatherwise...Just wanted to stay home and get outside and enjoy it..but alas wasn't to be.
I had my long awaited visit at the pulmonary clinic. First had to get xray. Then they steered me the wrong direction and I wound up in the hospital on fourth floor..which seemed like a mile away from where I was supposed to be...o well...at least I got a good walk in today...too bad it was indoors...Finally made it to the right office and they did the breathing test and checked all my records and updated it again (seems every time I go to a doctor they have to change everything and it is all supposed to be centralized on computer..Well met the doctor..can't pronounce his name...of course he was foreign but he didn't have an accent but you could tell he was really working to pronounce his words correctly..nice enough doctor..Well he said my lungs looked clear...never really said anything about the heart so I took it to mean it was ok too..so here is the diagnosis for the nagging cough...
Probably a combination of things...one I'm over weight (duh you didn't have to tell me something I didn't know), second it is probably partly allergies, sinusitis (due to the allergies), acid reflux (due to the weight problems) and I'm over weight....he repeated that I was over weight about a dozen times...well get the hint...I KNOW IT... so depressing..but he never suggested what to do about it...(then they never do)..then he gave me samples for a month of singulair..I have to go back in 5 weeks so I will run out before then and probably have to call if they are doing any good...then I had to go by a Medical supply place and pick up a thing to wear on my finger tonight to check to see if I stop breathing at night. Now I already have a time sleeping and am a light sleeper anyway so imagine I won't get much sleep tonight..At least being an electronic thing, I will get the results back by tomorrow afternoon..
Second round of testing comes next week with a lovely colonoscopy..no food what so ever on Monday and have to drink the lovely Miralax..and already have the "trots"...but at least it won't be much different than what I'm going through normally right now..I need all this "fixed."
So here is my plan. ( I always seem to have big plans but whether I follow through or not is a different story)...I plan to really do my calorie count every day and try to get some walking in every day even it is only 10 mintues. Then I'm going to try to cut out my fat calories starting with my creamer in the mornings...I want to have lost quite a bit of weight before I have to go back to this doctor I saw today and have them comment that I've lost some weight...wish me luck..