Thursday, August 8, 2013

Adventures in Primary Care

This morning at 7:15 I got a call from my doctor's office telling me that my doctor wouldn't be in today due to an emergency, but that I could see another doctor in the practice at 9:15 if I wanted. I definitely didn't want to wait around any longer, and next week is going to be monumentally busy, so I told her "Sure. Put me down for 9:15."

So I get there and they take me back very quickly. But then the waiting begins. About thirty minutes go by and a very sweet nurse comes back to tell me that a man just came in with a fishhook deeply embedded in his hand and that it could be a while. She was right. I settled in and caught up on the latest celebrity gossip on my phone. By the way, I LOVE Beyoncé's new haircut. :)

The doctor comes in about 10:20 and what do you know...he's a former student of mine. I'm telling you...when you have taught school in the same town for twenty years, you literally never know who you are going to run into. He was in my room the first year I taught and he was smart, smart, smart. He's 35 and he and his wife are expecting their fifth child! Crazy. Turns out he is the sports medicine doctor at the clinic too. Exactly who I needed to see.

I told him about my plantar fasciitis and told him all of the things I've been doing so far...everything you guys have suggested to me...icing it, stretches. He said that's exactly what he would recommend and to keep it up. The best part is that he cleared me to walk as much as I feel like, but to stretch and ice immediately after each session. I was really relieved to hear it.

I got my second fill yesterday. I received an additional 2cc, so now I'm up to 5cc total. I was on clear liquids yesterday, and today I am on full liquids. So far today I've had an iced coffee and a cup of my favorite Progresso Chicken Cheese Enchilada Soup.

After my first fill I was so hungry after being on liquids for two days that I wanted to claw my eyes out. Last night and today though have been just fine. I get hungry, but it's kind do I put this? Muted. Kind of dialed down. Is this what being in the green zone feels like? Is this what the band does for you? If so, I'm completely digging it. Band veterans, let me know what you think.

I hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks for reading.


  1. I'm glad you were cleared to walk, that must've been a relief. Funny how the Dr. was your student!

    1. So funny! I just never know where they are going to turn up. It's always great to see them grown up and doing well.

  2. Hunger is definitely 'muted'. I haven't really eaten since my fill 8 days ago. I've had a little, but not much, I know it isn't healthy, but I don't get hungry...

    1. Today was the first day back on solids and I can REALLY tell a difference in how much I can eat. I think I'm finally to the point where I'm really going to see what this thing can do!