Sunday, August 22, 2010

" No, you can't always get what you want, you can't always get what you want, you can't always get what you want, .But if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need." The Rolling Stones

i was reading Mary Shomon's newsletter/blog the other day about the difficulty in finding an endocrinologist/doctor  that you like. she made some good points. she used her doctor as an example- things she does not like( her not taking insurance, and having to wait a long time in the office) and things that she did( using natural thyroid hormone,taking her time with her and being thorough). so i decided to write out a list of pros and cons about my doctor and see what won out. well, the pros are greater than the cons. that said, i am going to keep my appointment for the ultrasound/visit  the last of September, and see how i feel after that. i am going into the office armed with a list of my " wants" and expectations. the major one is that i need to be informed about test results in a timely manner. i will get a good chance to see how this goes because i will need to get the results of the ultrasound( i still do not know what in the world they are looking for,though). i am also going to bring my husband into the doctors office with me.   i do not usually like to "tag team" the doctor, but in this case it will be  helpful because your husband/partner might hear something that you did not. it happened when i saw the radiologist. i was so glad to have my husband there with me. not just for support, but i really did zone out at times. especially when he was talking about the pathology report/lymph node issue. if things do not go well, i will look for another doctor, exhausting as that may be. this is too important to leave to chance, or to be handled in a way that i am not comfortable with.

speaking of exhausting, i did zumba today!! what fun. i think that i burned as many calories laughing at myself as i did doing the video. the first, or basic video i might add. there are three more- and i am actually looking forward to doing them. i can understand now why my daughter likes zumba so much. i am not sure that i would be able to go to a class,though. i mean, my body does not move in certain ways that someone half my age does. but dancing is fun, and the music is very fun- samba, Caribbean,very upbeat. i am afraid that it will hurt to breathe tomorrow, but it was worth it! i am not sure if abs of steel are in my future, but maybe a bowl of ice cream is!

1 comment:

  1. I vote for the bowl of ice cream! Seriously it sounds like fun. My hubby went to most of my dr appointments while we were going through this. I was glad he was with me- he did hear things differently than me sometimes, but was there also for moral support.