Friday, March 25, 2011

A total paradigm shift

Last night, I had a training session for Weight Watchers, and on the drive home, I was thinking about some of what we had gone over.

A few weeks ago, I did a post on the biggest change in me since losing the weight, and getting healthier. But last night I realized that even this wasn't as accurate an answer as it could have been. But I found a phrase that describes it perfectly:

I have gone from 'ignorance is bliss' to 'knowledge is power'...

This, my friends, is what has transpired in my life. With my health, my happiness, the old phrase of "what I don't know won't hurt me" no longer works. It's "let me find out and go from there."

Once again, I am digging for answers -- not for saying "Oh I can't because of...." but to say, "Okay, so there's (this) and so here's what I have to do to compensate." I have learned of some interesting medical background in my family, and wondered if it plays into some of what I've experienced over the last few years. One of the options I asked him to look into, my doctor more or less ruled out .... so GOOD! Now I know. And he's given me some options to try for the time being to help me get myself back on track. HOORAY!

And best of all, he listened when I told him about the cyst on my shoulder. He has set up an appointment for me with a surgeon.... turns out it's the same guy who did my gallbladder removal in 2003. I cannot WAIT to see him on Monday. One of the nicest docs ever, and I was 200+ pounds heavier back then too. This is gonna be good!

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