So, it has literally been years since I’ve had my own PCP (Primary Care Physician). I’ve just never been one to go to the doctor office. Why? Well first of all, I honestly rarely get sick. I mean, I have the occasional cold or minor aches and pains, but rarely have I had any big time infectious disease. Aside from being overweight (ok…I’m ready to admit, Obese), I’ve been relatively healthy. For the most part, when I’m feeling sick, I tend to just head on to the closest urgent care center so get checked out by whatever random doctor. And for a long while, that was fine by me.
Lately though, as I approach my 39th birthday this year and my 40th next year, I’ve made the decision that I really need to become serious about losing weight, becoming healthier person and deciding where I want my mid-life years to be like. First up…getting healthy, losing weight and just basically feeling better in my own skin. So first part of the “get healthy” plan was to get myself a PCP and get a snapshot of my current “state of health”. I mean I didn’t need a PCP to tell me that I’m morbidly obese. I look in the mirror everyday and can figure that out myself. I know that I don’t eat well, that I live a too stationary life. I know that I’ve been making no effort to change my habits. But I do need to know, how my health is overall, aside from the obesity. I’d like to know if there is anything going on with my body that may hinder my ability to lose weight like I want to.
Anyhoo, yesterday I did that. I think I’ve found a good PCP. On a recommendation from my good friend, I went into Dr Beverly Yount’s office and I came out feeling better than I felt the last time I went in for a pap smear and general exam. So I’m gonna keep her and my goal is to make sure to regularly see my PCP for yearly and important exams. No more urgent care for me, unless it’s truly urgent care. On this first visit, I got a PAP smear and bloodwork done. Now the wait begins to see what my bloodwork tells me. Hopefully my results are normal or manageable.
Whatever the results, the race is afoot. #GetRightFor40 has officially begun.