Was AWESOME!  She talked to me like I was more than a number on the scale, and didn’t write off anything I was concerned about with a “well, exercise and lose the weight and you’ll be fine”….  I honestly didn’t think such a doctor existed because in almost 29 39 49 years I have NEVER encountered one.  I’m still in a state of shock!

I didn’t get a physical today – she talked to me about how I was feeling, what I was concerned about, things like that.  And since I have been more than a little concerned about my anxiety & “funk” – and after some discussion – I decided  to give anti-depressants a try – Lexapro specifically.  I don’t like the thought of taking them, but I don’t like how I’ve been feeling even more.

I go back for my physical and lady parts check on April 5.  Hopefully I’ll like her just as much after that.

Oh – and she had a good “vampire” – didn’t even leave a bruise where she took the blood, and that’s a rarity with me.

I’m hoping this will be the light at the end of the tunnel instead of an oncoming train.  :)

I hate going to the doctor so I’m stressing… I’m hopeful that she will do more than look at my weight, and nag me about losing it, because all too often that’s been my experience…  But I suppose a visit is a necessary evil.  And the friend who recommended her really likes her, so perhaps I’ll have found a good one at last.

And now for a rant.  Have you heard about the new Whole Foods Discount “Incentive” Policy for their employees?

http://jezebel.com/5456561/weigh-less-pay-less-whole-foods-offers-discount-based-on-bmi

I don’t give a damn that “incentive” program is voluntary – it’s appalling to think that ANY CORPORATION should be allowed to have this sort of medical information about their employees (spare me the HIPPA lecture!).  I have no doubt that the data will eventually be used for evil because that seems to be the road John Mackey is driving Whole Foods down.

Whole Foods you are DEAD to me…