We went to the doctor’s office today, and no, the doctor’s office wasn’t in a TARDIS lol. Doctor Who fans will get that, anyone else will be like what is he talking about?
We had our regular appointment that we made last month and it’s very convenient that I was sick at this particular time of the month because I needed to see a doctor. I have chest congestion, nasal congestion, a sore throat and my saliva gland is swollen causing a lot of pain there and tooth pain. Of course, he can’t do anything about the toothache, but the tooth is only hurting because of my saliva gland, I’m assuming.
He gave me a prescription for Bactrim which is an antibiotic for my saliva gland. That happens to me a lot with my saliva gland. I think it happens two or three times per year and it usually goes down by the time we see the doctor so I never bring it up. One time it was happening around the same time we saw the doctor and I was prescribed an antibiotic and I don’t remember if it helped, but I do know that this is not a normal thing to happen. He told me to come back in 5 days and if it’s still swollen then he will send me to get a cat scan and I might need surgery. When we came home I looked in my mouth and saw a black spot on the inside of my cheek which is probably what is causing the blockage in the saliva gland.
Last month I had some x-rays on my back and today he told me that I have a curve in my spine. He didn’t specify which way it was curved, but he told me I need to sit up straight more so I assume it’s the one on the right in the image to the left. So I need to learn to sit up straight because I have a tendency to slouch. When I’m sitting on the bed, the couch, my desk chair, my bike and anywhere else, and even while I’m standing, I’m always slouching. It’s mainly because I’m always trying to be as relaxed as I can because of the back pain. Perhaps what I need is a brace to force me to sit or stand up straight. I would totally wear that if that would help.
I try to take good care of my body but I guess I’m not doing as good of a job as I should if I am having all these health issues. I have no one to blame but myself.
I mentioned that I haven’t lost any weight this month and he said that it’s okay because I have been riding my bike and he said you shouldn’t expect to lose any weight since you are building muscle, which we all know weighs more than fat. He said that he likes me at the weight I am right now, so he’s happy with how far I have come.
What a difference a change in diet makes. I went from eating whatever crap I wanted, whenever I damn well felt like, to watching what I ate, counting my calories and only eating healthy foods and using the Noom app and I lost 70lbs. I not only look healthy, but I feel healthy. I am very happy with my progress.
I was looking for a specific photo yesterday in an old folder and I found a picture of myself from 2009 and I was even fatter than my before picture. I looked like a balloon. I couldn’t believe how fat I was. I remember taking that picture too. I was trying to get a good picture that I could use as my profile picture for the blog and all of my social networks like Facebook and Twitter, but I looked too blown up so I didn’t use it, but I didn’t delete it either for some reason. OMG I can’t believe how fat I was. Holy cow! So yeah, I am never going to let that happen again. As embarrassing as that picture is, I still feel like perhaps it would make a good before picture lol.
So I have to go fill this prescription and I will see the doctor again next week about my swollen saliva gland. I really hope it goes down because I am sick of always being in pain.