Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lazy, Lazy, Lazy and ???

sigh, sigh, sigh ...uninspired, ...clicking here and there, ...NOT sewing much, not commenting much, and ... and ... HEY! where is my Blog COUNTER, and where are my LINKS???? I've not even noticed they are gone? When did that happen??? Drat! Now THAT near-critical-event may get me off my you-know-what!!!

(OK, that counter issue is fixed - One Step At A Time, Elaine Adair! P.S. adding about 100 links back onto my sidebar is taking me a while!

On another subject, I had a recent check-up with the Dr., because it's been 6 years since the last one, and hoooooray - BP is low, all the cholesterols are where they should be, and everything's working OK. (DH might argue that point).

You all know, the WORST part was the weigh-in on their brand new, fancy-schmancy digital scale with digital large print screen, handlebars for those who faint when they see that dreaded number - stepping slowly onto the scale - you know if you step slow, it won't read as high maybe and -- OMGOSH -- it said waaaaaay too much, I DID grab those handlebars ... 14 pounds !!! out of nowhere !!!! This tragic event put me into a practically catatonic state!!! I could not even carry on a sensible conversation with the young lady Dr. without CRYING, yes CRYING at that horrific news. How did THAT happen????

Then came two sleepless nights of fits, tears, hopeless promises, depression, nightmares, feelings of worthlessness, and finally it dawned on me that my clothing still fits the same as always. I gingerly clambered onto my own scale and ??? huh??? It shows exactly what it showed 6 months, 12 months, 2 years ago and which has ALWAYS matched the Dr's OTHER old timey scale that is not in use any more. What gives? Here I suffered for 2 whole days and nights because of the danged fancy/schmancy scale that now seems to be inaccurate? I wasted my appointment time because of shock and dismay, tears and feelings of no self-control, and not asking the Dr. the questions on my list .. all because of a NUMBER on a screen!!! I will NEVER step on that scale again!

BTW, did you know you CAN tell the nurse "NO"?

Realizing the worst did NOT actually happen has lifted my spirits - I'm going upstairs to SEW!

10 comments:

Quilting4U said...

Boy, I can sure relate!!! Been there,done that! It IS just a number, I personally am more concern about how I feel and chasing a number sure doesn't help you feel better??!! I feel your pain and love your solution!

CJ said...

Awwww, phooey on their scale! I have resolved that in support of you and your trauma I will put off going to the doctor even longer. ;)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Well the good news is your BP is low and cholesterol levels are good, so take counsel in that! AND sewing is great therapy for any of our ills, right??

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Doctors like to keep record of your weight -so just don't look next time. If you agree with what YOUR scale says and your clothes fit - well that is what counts for you then. Let the doctors keep their own set of charts! I am unmotivated to do much of anything sewing wise these days - summer is so busy for me. I just keep plugging along doing what is essential, but all the fun sewing stuff is put aside for the long winter days ahead. Now is the time for evening walks and sitting on the front steps!

LC said...

It has taken me years to realize that for the most part, I know more about my body than my doctor does. There is something to be said for living in it every day! The fit of the clothes -- yes! I have a digital scale in my closet and it can be 3 lbs different just stepping off and on again. Glad you ended up laughing!

GARI said...

I stopped getting on the scale about 10 years ago. The first time the nurse couldn't believe she had heard right but now no one pays any attention: I think other's are doing it also. Happy quilting, now that the depression has passed. LOL

Anonymous said...

Hi, Yes, you can decline the dreaded weigh-in! It's only a NUMBER!!!!!!!As long as B.P. and chol. levels are fine, don't worry!! The main thing is you have a handle on your health! Enjoy your blog! Mimi

StitchinByTheLake said...

My doctor's scales aren't with mine either but I always remind myself there's no telling how many hundreds of people have weighed on his since it was last calibrated! blessings, marlene

The Calico Quilter said...

I stepped on my scale as I was getting dressed last week for my doctor's appointment so I could compare my old spring scale with their beam scale, knowing that spring scales get more inaccurate as they get older. When I weighed myself at home I hadn't put my shoes on, so I kicked them off before I stepped on the doctor's scale to be sure I was comparing apples to apples. Well, you should have seen the nurse roll her eyes, as if to say "That's not going to help you, sister!" I was miffed.

The Calico Quilter said...

Oh, by the way - I'm not inspired to sew right now either and I've hardly been blogging or commenting. Must be the hot weather. Or the fact that all my spare times goes to keeping the outdoors looking good - and not dying from the southeast drought.