ER doctors can be mean and I'm definitely not advocating that, but they really know nothing about you, and honestly they probably don't care much because they know you will leave there and see your regular doctor for any real diagnosis and treatment. They are usually very busy and are just trying to get on to the next patient. I worked for a teaching hospital when I lived in Texas and I'd see the sweetest resident doctors turn into monsters when they were on call and hadn't slept or spent the night in the ER seeing patients. And I worked in the Pediatrics Department so those doctors were extra nice to begin with!
I've had doctors make me cry before too, and it is no fun, but you really do have medical issues that need attention so you can't give up on finding that doctor who is going to be gentle with you and give you proper treatment. I agree with Judy that female doctors seem to have a better bedside manner. Like Barb said, do some doctor shopping and maybe ask some friends for referrals. In the meantime, continue to do the good things you are doing for yourself, and know that everyone here on this board is supporting you along the way.View Thread
Louise, here is my Facebook profile. I don't play the other games but I'll buy your baked goods if you buy my spa goods! My profile picture is the same one I have on here so you'll know for sure it is me.View Thread
I already responded to Mia on the 100 Board, but just wanted to throw in my support to you, Amber. You are a young, gorgeous woman with your whole healthy life in front of you. You are right that if you could lose all that weight on your own, you can tackle anything. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and you will get through this.
Welcome! Thanks for the congrats, and do look both Amber and Judy up on this board as well. Both of them are awesome and I got a lot of inspiration and advice from them. I'm usually not on this board but hope to see you on the 100 board.
Aww, Sheryl, I'm so glad to see you back and happy you had a good vacation and no weight gain, but SO sorry about the loss of your job. I agree with what Louise said that you have to take some time to do something for you so that you aren't just looking for a job every waking minute. Also, when you get your unemployment benefits, see what jobs they may know about as well. I was unemployed a long time ago and actually got my next job through a posting at the unemployment office. In any event, I hope you can find something soon, although what Amber says is true--hard to live on what you.
Big hugs to you in the meantime, and even if you hate the computer because of the job search, come here for some support once in a while.
On another note--Louise, come be my Farmville friend! My 19 year old son teases me about it, but it is mindless fun when I need a break.View Thread
I've just always eaten the amount that the WebMD Food & Fitness Planner recommended when I put in my height and weight, level of activity (I started out at sedentary because I didn't exercise much) and said I wanted to lose 2 pounds a week. When I started out, I weighed much more so I was able to eat more. Now the recommended calories are 1,200 per day, but I rarely eat just 1,200 calories, more like between 1,200 and 1,400. I don't recall having any hunger issues. I'm pretty routine about when I eat--breakfast is anywhere between 7:30 and 8:30, morning snack is around 11-11:30, lunch is 1:30-2:00, if I have an afternoon snack it is because I'm going to the gym and I'll have that around 4pm and then dinner whenever I get back from the gym. I eat ice cream every night around 9:30-10, or whenever I get home from activities I have all week. Weekends are kind of anything goes because the schedule changes from week to week. I think you just have keep adjusting things until you are losing weight at a rate you are happy with.View Thread