Sunday, October 5, 2008

I hate doctors...

... they're nothing but a buncha friggin VAMPIRES!!!

Prior to my trip to Mississippi, I went in for what I thought was a normal check up to establish care with a new doctor. We discussed a bunch of stuff, and the doctor said she wanted to do a full blood workup on me to get a baseline, and to test me for a endocrine disorder called Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). They take 3 vials of blood, send me a 200 dollar bill, and tell me they'll call with the results.

So, a few nights ago, I went out drinkin with a coworker, and after being driven home from the bar (wasn't gonna risk a DUI, tyvm), I remembered that I hadn't heard anything back from the doctor. Being that I'm never home, I rarely check the voicemail on my house phone, cause people that REALLY need to get ahold of me have my cell phone number. Sure enough, there's a message on the voicemail from my doctor, saying that she wants to pull MORE blood from me, and that it looks like I very well could have PCOS.

What does this mean? It explains the reason why I can't seem to lose weight (even when I'm trying my damndest), among other things. Since I've started my job I've lost almost 50 pounds without trying, and from what I've read online, once they start actually treating me for this, the excess weight will come off fairly quickly.

Only one major caveat to that though, it also means switching to a low carb diet. Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE pasta, rice, etc., so switching to a low carb diet is going to be interesting. One helpful thing is that my dad is a type 2 diabetic, so I'm hoping I can snag some of his recipes and what not. The other thing I'm not looking forward to is what this is going to do to my grocery budget. I mean, seriously, rice, pasta, etc., are cheap. Oh well. Being healthy is more important at this point, and that's what I've got to remember. Also, if I start dropping weight, I am going to seriously look into a gym membership. Have some coworkers that I can work out with and will help keep me motivated. Besides, one of them is dating a bodybuilder, and I can probably get some excellent advice from them.

Plans for my trip to Denver (actually Fort Collins, but I'm flying to/from Denver) are still on, one of my friends that's there and I were talking a few days ago, and it looks like I may get to go to Red Lobster while I'm there, which is my FAVORITE restaurant EVER. I think after I get more blood drawn and what not, I'll worry about everything after I get back. I don't need stupid medical crap screwing up my fun weekend with friends.

Catch y'all on the flip!

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