I had my appointment with Doctor Happy today and ended up having a trainee as well.
The trainee (very nice) took my history, weighed me, checked my blood pressure and dipped my pee.
My concerns were weight, water retention, hot flushes, my arthritis, aching joints and a possible change in my diabetes. Best to cover all the bases as appointments are so difficult to come by.
My weight is just two pounds heavier than I was when I had my diabetes check last year.
Now that is a good, and a bad, thing. Good because it is considered stable, and bad because it is heavier than I want to be.
The water retention could be a factor, if I had it. From her examination of my ankles and legs, I don’t, but she said if it was to become an issue, to make another appointment.
My blood pressure is great….. 130 over 60, and I have a strong steady pulse.
The diabetes is well under control, as looking at my results last year, there is nothing of concern there. My pee is a good colour and there is nothing wrong with it, no sugar, no protein, everything normal.
Doctor Happy prescribed some cream for my arthritis which I can pick up tomorrow from the chemist.
My hands aren’t as bad as some, but they hurt and I find it difficult to grip sometimes.
He said the hot flushes are definitely to do with my post cancer meds, but if they become too troublesome, suggested I contact the Breast Clinic where I had my treatment.
I was asked if all the walking I did made my joints ache more. I said no, as when I’m mobile, I’m fine most of the time. Again this could be my arthritis flaring up as I have it in my feet, knees, hip, back, hands and now shoulder.
All in all though, I’m in pretty good shape and I’m doing all the right things.
The trainee did suggest I sign on with Slimming World again though. She had to admit she didn’t know how it worked, but most people who stopped going soon put the weight back on, even if they stuck to Plan on their own, so it was something about Going to Group that kept people on track.
I’ll think about it, but with Summer coming and not having to eat the bulky and stodgy winter foods may help me achieve my goal. I already know that salads work against me, but as from Friday, I shall have a new cooking machine and can expand my menu!