You wouldn't believe how relieved I was when she told me how she completely understands taking care of everyone else and neglecting yourself. I should have know she'd be cool about it...
I mean, she is a woman.
She does the exact same thing!
The appointment went well except that I learned in the last year I've gained 10 lbs.
She's going to keep me on Metformin and took me off of the other medication....
I can't remember it's name.
She gave me a prescription for the rx-strength Ally but when I got to the pharmacy to pick it up I found out that my insurance didn't cover it and I'd have to shell out $395. NO THANK YOU!
Before I found out about PCOS and all it's glory, I had never been on a diet in my life. I was of the mind set that you work your tail off (literally) and eat a very low calorie, low fat diet.
I wasn't good at living up to this standard but that is what I believed to be the key to weight loss: hard work and discipline.
Since my diagnosis, I have been on South Beach, Weight Watchers and a personalized plan developed by a family member who I am sure owns stock in Whole Foods.
Anyway...back to the story...
She gave me two more prescriptions for a gym membership as well as for a professional dietitian. The reason for the script was so that the fees for these two services would be covered by my Federal Spending Account.
I decided to go price some gyms in my area so that we can update our budget next week. This concept is completely foreign to gym salesmen! I was 20 minutes late meeting up with my family because the sales guy got his manager involved when I didn't jump on board and sign up with the club immediately.
I learned my lesson and won't deal with another one in person until I'm ready to put some money down. From here on out, I'm googling!
I've done some research into RDs in my area and have a few on my list to call for consultations.
Hopefully I can find someone soon!
Oh, and the Dr. ordered Hubs to get his "little boys" checked out. I think I actually heard Hubs' jaw hit the floor when I told him she wanted him to get checked out. He's a trooper and (after he composed himself) let me know he'd do whatever it takes.
So that's the update.
By the way, thank you ladies for wanting to know an update! I am SO excited that you all are interested in what's going on in my little corner of the world!