Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A visit to the doctor!

So in the fashion of being honest and open… I went to the doctor yesterday. I was having these weird chest ‘twitches’ and since I’d never been for a complete physical and I’m old, I thought I should… Thanks to some friend’s recommendation, I found a doctor, and so far (after one visit) I like her.

The results:
My BMI is too high (shocking, I know!)
I have borderline high blood pressure (considering I have to squelch the fight or flight reflex daily, not shocking)
I may have PCOS (blood tests today but its highly likely – my friend Sara is praying it away)

I’ve started to read a little about this, and actually, I thought I had it last year, but the gyno I went to just wanted me to go on meds without actually checking with blood work and getting confirmation – I was like no way and never did anything.

I also hate medication, I think that a lot of times, it doesn’t actually help your body to heal, it just helps. So I did start doing some research on what I should and shouldn’t eat, what I can do to prevent it. I will go on the medication if needed with a plan to get off it with diet and exercise if possible. No more refined food… I’m going to do some major cleaning out of my pantry this weekend. Someone is going to be quite the benefactor of free food. It means that it will alter the way we eat at home for dinner too. And most importantly, I need to find a recipe for Spanish rice that tastes like ‘old el paso Spanish rice’ but made with brown rice or quinoa since that’s our favorite side dish with tacos (mine will be with light or no cheese- do you know how much I love love love cheese?)

So that’s it. I know that this is a wake up call to take better care of myself.

Luke 5:31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.


jules said...

Love You :-) I know you will be able to make the changes that may be needed, becuase let's face it...YOU ROCK!

Big Hugs~

Diane said...

Just wanted to say that I suffered with PCOS for years before having to have a hysterectomy. It was ultimately the cause of losing 3 children in miscarriage. I am praying for healing for your body in whatever means the Lord deems necessary.

Many hugs...........


Pat said...

I had to look up I know what your talking about! I too will be praying it away.
I know you will continue to take care of yourself because you're just that smart!!

Trish said...

Praying for you Miss Margie and am happy to see that you went to the Dr.!
Love the care packages you made for your Soldier's...since I am married to one who spent a year away from us, I know how much it means to them.
Love you.

Debra said...

Making substitutions! I know all about that. heh. I've made Spanish rice with brown rice for years and it tastes fine. With brown rice you just add a bit more water and cook it longer--easy.

Our daughter recently introduced us to coconut milk and almond cheese--they're both great! With all my allergies you would think I can't eat anything anymore, but to look at me, you can guess easily that I'm still finding plenty to eat. heh.

Hang in there! Once you discover your own safe substitutions it just becomes old hat cooking with them and you find that you don't feel you're missing out at all. Honest. Best of everything to you....Debra