Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Deja Vu

Today I had my six month check up with my primary doctor AND my first visit to the endocrinologist.

The Good News? My primary doctor gave me my lab results -- all numbers have improved. A1c is now 5.7! I was super excited about that number...

Until I went to the endocrinologist...

Hearing him call me morbidly obese and that the solution was gastric bypass; I felt like I was being diagnosed all over again. I talked to him about my issues losing weight and my problems with my medicines. That I hadn't even been taking it because it made me so sick.

The solution:

He wants me to lose 50 lbs. (Duh).

He stopped my medicine that the primary doctor prescribed. He gave me a new prescription of victoza and also glumetza. Victoza scares me.

I'm scared.

I'm nervous.

Victoza is a pen. I have to poke myself, like insulin but it's not. The good thing about this medicine is that it's a hormone, that will help me lose weight, suppress my appetite, and control my sugars. Hopefully it will not cause the nauseous feeling that the other one did.

I go back in three months so he can check my labs again -- will keep you updated. :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Leslie! You should check out the HMR program,, it is a wonderful, medically supervised weight lose program. I lost 80lbs in about 8 months on the program and, because it is so structured, it is really simple (not easy but simple I always say). You buy food from HMR, add fruit and veggies, do 2000 calories worth of exercise per week, and attend a meeting once a week. It really works! Good luck Leslie!