Online Health Record and Weight Bumps

by Annie on December 11, 2009 · 2 comments

in Exercise & Injuries,Healthcare & Health Insurance,Weight Loss & Body Image

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A couple of days ago, I requested an appointment with my doctor using the online health record system.  It was the first time I used this feature with my medical group.  I have to say that I love having instant access to all my medical records with a click of a mouse.  I also love the fact that I got an appointment the next afternoon even when I made the request the evening before.  

I do not like making appointments at work because of the open cubicle environment.  I do not want my co-workers to know about this pus-filled purple rash at the top of my butt crack.  Oh wait, that’s not me.  It was my co-worker who was on the phone with her doctor’s office.  Too much information.   

It was pretty neat clicking through my online health record to find out why I had an appointment with my doctor on May of 2007.  But as I click through the appointment list, I notice that the online health record also list my “official weight” at every visit.  I knew I should have taken off my shoes before hopping on the doctor’s scale!

I notice that I was at 132 pounds in 2006, but I went up to 149 pounds in 2007 when I got into my car accident.  I do not even remember being 132 pounds.  I must have looked great!  Granted in 2006, I was 26 years old, but what is 4 years in the grand scheme of aging?  The only exercise I got 4 years ago was walking from the sofa to the fridge between commercial breaks.  So it must be my car accident that bumped my weight up.     

By the time I hit middle age, how many of these weight bumps do you think I will have?  Pregnancy?  Let’s turn up the notch a few pounds.  Stress between family and work balance?  Crank up a few more pounds.  Another pregnancy?  Should I go on?

The numbers on the scale is only going to keep going up.  This is a depressing thought.  And my failure to control my weight will be dutifully noted on my online health record.  I know that I can lose the weight if I really try.  But it is tough to push myself a little harder when my hip bursitis keeps flaring up every few months so that I end up losing whatever momentum I got going.  Hopefully my new orthopedic surgeon will find the root cause of my hip bursitis problem.

Until next time and thanks for stopping by.

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Sagan December 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm

That’s neat that you have access to seeing your medical history online.

Have you tried going to a nutritionist? Mine is fantastic; right now we’re working together to figure out the root causes of my issues with food and such. Seeing someone might be really helpful for controlling weight and figuring out ways to work around your hip bursitis.
.-= Sagan´s last blog ..Life Lessons: The Case of the Cookie Calling My Name =-.

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asithi December 22, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Sagan – Thanks for the thought. I think the problem is to finding out what is going on with my hip. My new ortho thinks it might be a torn labrum. But I guess I will have to wait and see what happens after the MRI. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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