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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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