Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Gyno Hugged Me This Morning.

Weird as it may be, the following is a rough transcription from my annual visit this morning:

Dr. comes into office and stands. He stares at me.

Me: Hey Dr. X, how are you?

Him: I'm sorry, I thought you were another patient.
He sits down at his computer and stares some more. He looks up from his computer. Him: You ARE the patient I thought you were. What happend!?!

Me: I lost weight Dr. X!

Him:  Lap Band? Gastric Bypass?

Me: Um, no. Just regular old eating less and exercising more!

Him: Nothing. He just stares. Finally he says, Was it under a doctor supervision?

Me: Nope, I did this on my own.

Him: You are such an inspiration!

I can't tell you how happy hearing that made me feel. The rest of the exam was mainly about discussing my diet, how much I'm exercising, what I'm doing about excess skin. I was happy to hear him tell me that I should first get to my goal weight and give it about 6 months to a year before deciding about skin removal surgery. He says a lot of the skin (with toning exercises) can go back to normal.

The end of the visit comes.

Him: Well, your uterus is a lot easier to feel!

Me: Nothing. MY FACE TURNS BLOOD RED.

Him: Can I give you a hug?

Me: Of course!

I don't recall ever being hugged by my doctor, lol. It was a good visit.

11 comments:

  1. LOLOL - AWKWARD, but awesome!!

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  2. Ha!! That is awesome! It's always good when your doctor gives you props for your hard work (and hugs are nice too).

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  3. So awesome when people notice and are in that state of shock that you did it all on your own, the healthy way:-) Congrats to you!

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  4. :) :) That is fantastic. You ARE an inspiration, an incredible one! xoxoxo

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  5. Take it all in, you deserve it!

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  6. Good work! He just may talk about that inspiring patient of his to others, and you could be the catalyst to their health improvement. How lovely is that? Cheers. Hoda

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  7. This is SO awesome!!! I love this! Good for you, sweetie! Totally deserved!

    Sarah
    www.thinfluenced.com

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  8. Quite a happy ending. Think about it, then you will laugh.

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    1. BAHAHAHAHAHA =D This is why I love you.

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