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A Doctor With A Sense Of Humor

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

I had an appointment with my primary care physician this morning. I was afraid that my lab work would be poor since I have been unable to do a regular workout so I was anxious. The nurse came in and took my vitals. My BP was high, 148/80. That made me more concerned and anxious. The doctor was running late, so I decided to do my PT exercises and stretches while I was waiting in the examining room. I was softly counting as I did my standing leg lifts and in walked my doctor. For some reason, I felt the need to explain what I was doing since I was also doing deep breathing for relaxation while exercising. My doctor told me that he knew exactly what I was doing as soon as he took one look at me. He smiled, laughed and told me that it was a great use of my time. That got a laugh out of me and I was sure I would be a great topic of discussion over the dinner table tonight. Now he has seen everything! LOL

We discussed my lab results. They were surprisingly good and awesome for someone who has been sitting on her posterior end for the last six months. He asked about my leg and examined it. I told him what the knee specialist had said and after examining it, he said that he agrees with the treatment plan. He was pleased that my haematoma, which initially measured 8 inches by 5 inches, (and stuck out from my leg about 1.5 to 2 inches). is now about the size and hardness of a walnut. The leg itself is still swollen below the knee but after 10 weeks of healing, it is much better. That made me feel much better.

I also had the doctor look at a spot that popped up on my face about two months ago. It has repeatedly peeled but has gotten smaller. He pulled out this nifty neat portable microscope and looked at my skin under the highest magnification. He was able to tell me right there and then that it was a weird mole. He told me the name of it but it was so complicated, I don't remember. We need to watch it - if it starts getting bigger and be mindful of any
changes in color. I was so relieved and really thought the microscope was totally awesome!

Before I left, he took my blood pressure manually. It was 112 / 78! A big difference between that an my initial reading! He looked me in the eye and said, "Exercise really does work as a stress reliever for you and helps you relax, doesn't it? That's a big difference!" (The doctor and I work out at the same gym.). I commented that now he can understand why I am chafing at the bit to get back to exercise. He smiled and said, "I have watched you exercise many times before. You kind of throw yourself into it. What I'd like to see is, you getting better, so you can go back to the gym. I miss seeing your smiling face at the gym. I think once you get back to it, you will feel a lot better!" My doctor has often commented that he has to prod most patients to go and work out 1-3 times per week at the gym. Oddly enough, he has to try to get me to reign myself in a little and cut back a bit on the workouts. Ah, my doctor understands my obsessive need to exercise to reduce stress and relax! I am blessed.
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  • WATERMELLEN
    Sounds like a wonderful guy: a real human being!
    1742 days ago
  • SHECHAM
    Sounds like progress with a hopeful message... Happy for you...keep on taking care...
    1742 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    Wonderful! Good job on going to the doctor and on using his expertise in a very smart manner. Sounds like you are doing well overall, healing. Yes, I knew you needed to get back to exercise, but now I have a deeper understanding.
    1742 days ago
  • PURPLEGIRL22
    It's always good to have a doctor that you can laugh with. I am glad that you had a good appointment.
    1744 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    How wonderful! You have a great doctor!!
    1744 days ago
  • JJMPLSMN
    YOur doctor sounds like a gem. I like his good attitude and his desire to get you active and going. He also sounded concerned, which is a great trait in a physician.

    I'm glad you had such a good visit. Do watch the spot on your face. It could be melanoma, a type of skin cancer. If it changes AT ALL go in immmediately.

    I'm glad everything went well, and I hope you can get back to exercise soon.

    Spark on.
    1744 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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  • no profile photo 1HOTFUDGEMAMA
    That's so great that you and your doc have exercise in common! And that he understands your needs/frustration as regards getting bac to your old routine. I'm a lot like u as far as throwing myself into exercise-then I hurt myself and meet a new docðŸ
    1744 days ago
  • DONNABRIGHT
    Sounds like you have a great relationship with your doctor!
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  • HOKIENCLT
    Awesome visit. Exercise is good for you!
    1744 days ago
  • HESSISCHFJ
    I had been recuperating since last December and just started getting back to exercising and strained my calf muscle and both Achilles tendons. It's driving me mad. Hope you are back at it soon, I know how you feel. Take care
    1744 days ago
  • SUSANSKI
    That was a NICE doctor's visit. :) It's fun to have a doctor who is pleasant like that. Having a doctor go to the same gym as yourself is extra motivation. lol. yikes!
    I just had my appointment yesterday and blogged about it. Your appointment went better. chuckle.
    ~Susan
    1744 days ago
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