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The cardiologist

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

So...a few months ago I was in a real struggle trying to lose any weight. My cardiologist gave me a pack of papers and told me to read them and cut my portions. So I did. I went back in a month and gained weight. She said i must not be taking accountability for what I am eating. This made me upset because I was really trying. Cut to even 2 meals a day. I asked should I only eat once? She said yes if that's what it takes. So I cut back more and only ate one meal at 4pm every day. I went back and gained more weight. Again I got the lecture about not taking accountability for what I was eating. This broke me into tears. I got angry inside. I said to her if you think I just sit on my couch eating Twinkies you are wrong. I cannot completely stop eating. I was swollen everywhere to the point i could barely get an old pair of gym shoes on my feet. I begged her for another option. She sat for a moment and scrolled through the computer. Looks at me and says that a medication she prescribed me can cause swelling. She changed it. Within 30 days i had dropped 25lbs. Now 6wks later and it's 35lbs gone. And guess what...i eat 3 meals a day. The weight is falling off. I can't wait to see her and show her that it wasn't me. I was giving it all i could. And I will continue to do so.
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    Wow, this reminds me of me at the nepherologist ! He treated me the same, I was beginning to wonder if it WAS me. I would cry and beg him for help, I didn't want to be this way, I was doing whatever I could, I was doing my best. It got bad between us and he sent another intern in to "deal with me". I had no issue with that man. The next appointment the nephrologist came in and admitted he had been stepping the wrong way with me and we would look into some other things. He realized I had an issue where all the blood flushes out of my heart when I get too hot and I pass out. Apparently this is extremely dangerous! He put me on a medication which I am on still to this day. I am now able to walk more than a quarter block without feeling like I am going to die! I go to the gym and do cardio and weights a few times a week and enjoy life so much more now. I have lost 53 lbs and have about 65 more to go before I might be thinking I look ok. My health is so much more important but like you said, being able to shop anywhere and be able to wear your personality is an amazing feeling. It is a reward in itself. To me, our stories have been very similar and I hope you can shoot me an email and tell me yours. I am happy for you that you are getting to where you want/need to be.
    368 days ago
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    my goodness... time for a new cardiologist!
    848 days ago
  • MADDIEG0721
    It's so difficult when you're trying to explain to the medical "professionals" that you're not lying to them or yourself and that there is something else going on. They're supposed to be helping you get healthy, and at times it feels like they're a part of the problem. I've definitely experienced a lot of this, and I still am. I'm so excited for you though! It's awesome that stuck to your guns and you have figured out a part of the issue and you're now seeing those quantifiable victories that you've worked so hard for. It's crazy to me that any "doctor" would suggest one meal a day!! You should be proud of standing up for yourself, and for continuing to work so hard for your health even when you had an uphill battle. emoticon emoticon
    852 days ago
    Well done! Good that you observe yourself so very well. That’s success! Keep doing what you are doing. High BP don’t help me at all. I have always high BP. I decided to save my life by exhausting myself with exercise. And I made progress.
    853 days ago
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    You should be very proud of yourself. You are doing Great. Keep up the Good Work. Have a wonderful Day!
    853 days ago
    ! am glad too that you stood up for yourself. Glad she found the medication that was the problem. emoticon on your weight loss. emoticon
    854 days ago
    Awesome! Love the fact that you stood up to the dr and overcame the obstacle she put in your way. Do keep us updated on her reaction at your next appt! Stay Strong and keep SPARK’n!
    854 days ago
    Good for you sticking to your guns. Have a wonderful day.
    854 days ago
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