Monday, 10 May 2010

Evil Dr.R and me

I'm beginning to really hate my doctor. When I say hate, I mean hate, not dislike, HATE. She is such a cow ! And I will tell you why.

On saturday I had an appintment with her. It was to talk about coming off orlistat and to push her into listening to me about surgery. She weighed me and I lost half a pound but even she agreed me not wanting to eat has done that. So she said about the last option being surgery, I agreed with her and said I'd done my research and I wanted to see a surgeon about a gastric band. Well let's just say she wasn't happy. She lectured me about how she was against it and how just changing my eating habits would work. I wouldn't have been there if eating a salad wouldve made everything dandy ! So eventually she said ok but she was rude ! Saying 'your the patient, it's your perogative' now i understand that everyone has varying opinions but I believe that if you choose to be a doctor then you should understand that you can't always have your own way. So after all the rudeness and slamming the door in my face, I'm finally halfway there, I had a blood test today (which has bruised the heck out of me !) and I get the results on Friday, when we have to fill out a questionnaire that the surgeon will want to see but hopefully after that I won't have to see her again FX.

That's where I'm up to now. I've got a long road ahead but hopefully I'll get there, lose weight and be healthy and happy.

Cycle update: CD123, zero signs of AF or anything for that matter.

P.s I know they're differing opinions on weight loss surgery but I'd appreciate it if people with nasty things to say didn't say them. I welcome all comments as long as they aren't nasty, I'm nor saying no one can say their opinion, if you don't agree then say so, I'm open to constructive comments.

Cara x


Andy said...

Hi Cara. I came across your blog today and I'm sorry to hear you're having such trouble. Orlistat is a awful treatment for most people - and if you're looking to lose weight and also suffering from PCOS then you're most likely to be suffering from metabolic syndrome, in which case the best treatment would be a low glycemic index or carbohydrate controlled diet. I'm sure you're aware of them but if not I'd be happy to help - I've been studying different diets for the past few years. Doctors are not taught about nutrition, and what they DO know is decades out of date. Surgery should be a last resort, and unless you've tried a diet that's tailored to your own body and needs then there's still options. By the way, I'm not selling anything, I just want to help :)

Jenn said...

I had a friend that tried everything, she struggled with her weight her whole life, and I was amazed at the effort she put into the weight loss. From exercising to eathing healthy, nothing seemed to work. She had the surgery (I'm not sure what kind-sorry), and it has given her a new lease on life. She had young children (ages 4-9) and she cried the first time she was able to go out an really play with them. I think that you know your body best, and you know when you have done everything you can and it's time for some additional medical help. I wish you luck in this process!

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