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.