I know what you are thinking, Andrea and her rambling, again. But this really ties into everything.
So, I was really kind of all over the place with what all I wanted to say to the doctor. You know they always ask how you are and if you have any concerns. Was I just going to be my usual bubbly self or was I going to somehow try to explain the overwhelmness and unhappiness I have been feeling. I knew I really wasn't prepared to take any kind of anxiety/ depression medication because honestly, I am very anti pills. However, if I am really honest with myself, I am unhappy and grouchy more than any one person should be allowed to be. I can big time tell how much my attitude is affecting my health. Sleeplessness, major daily headaches, weight gain. I could give you lots and lots of reasons as to why I am grouchy, but I can give you even more reasons as to why I shouldn't be grouchy. None the less- I am grouchy and whiny and completely sick of hanging out with myself all-day-every-day.
Ok so my first approach: Completely and totally random, I have noticed that my temperature is always really low. Like 96.5 to 97.3. Never ever 98 point anything. Of course I google diagnose myself , like any smart well educated person would do, and decided there is something wrong with my metabolism. Right? Right. Simple fix I am sure. I explain my theory to Dr. Pappas. I am like "you know I am sure you can see on my records, that my weight has really shot up in the last couple of years. This is really concerning to me and I was thinking you should probably do something about my metabolism. " He looks and I am thinking ok here we go step one to a skinnier, happier Andrea check check. Well that went down the pisser faster than anything. He says "actually your BMI shows you are still underweight. I would be ok if you wanted to lose 3 pounds, but anything more than that and you are going to be in trouble with me." We'll let me tell you something mister BMI about the F.A.T. hanging over every single pair of jeans I own. I don't give a D.A.M.N about what your computer says about any of that. Muffin top is not in style now and will not ever be in style.
So much for the stupid magic weight loss fix I was hoping for!
Ok ok breathe Andrea. This is the prefect example to try and help explain how you are feeling. So I say "You know Dr. Pappas, I have noticed over the last little while that I seem to have a short temper. You know I get grouchy really easily and well I just feel overwhelmed All Of The Time lately. ( You know kind of like how I just about broke your computer screen over my knee just then?) " And I've been getting these headaches. Like really horrible headaches. Every Single Day. " I am taking some medicine for them and that helped for a while, but the frequency is starting to pick up again. " "Like stress headaches maybe or hormone headaches. I don't know, what do you think?" He looks at his computer some more. Ask me a couple of questions and then says. "You know Andrea, you are at a stage in life that is just really tough. Your blood results show that you are healthy as they come. In fact your cholesterol levels are phenomenal. If I had your levels, I would eat a Krispy Kreme donut everyday." ( I had to throw that in there because I am not kidding, I am quoting him word for word.Just for the record if you start seeing me with a donut everyday.) "You have two full time jobs, working outside the home and taking care of two young children." "I know exactly what you need." He takes out his prescription pad. I am thinking hallelujah bring on the magic happy pills. Forget my anti-pill thing. Just fix me. Take away the grouch. Yay! Before he hands over the prescription he says " I am writing this prescription. It will work to take away the headaches and ease the stress. It will help you feel less overwhelmed and healthier about your body. I expect you to consistently take it."
It says: out of town trip once a month. Pamper!
I looked at him a little confused. He explained he felt I needed a weekend a month without kids and that I needed to be pampered. Ha!
Oh Dr. Pappas I love you, but it is very very obvious to me you have never been a mother or married to a man..... Anyone out there have any magic happy pills they want to share?
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