Is he serious?!!!!
by, 01-16-2014 at 08:13 PM (445 Views)
Well today was my 2 month post op, I have been doing good ,I thought (lost 37-39lbs, between dr scale/mine). So I go in get weighed and I'm happy. I exercise 5 days a week, and I drink protein shakes 2 times a day, then cottage cheese, egg beaters, tuna, yogurt etc. for 3rd meal. Oh and about 3-4 16oz bottles of water a day.
First of all I just got to the point where I'm able to drink a entire shake(25g) a few days ago, and I've been on protein water, yogurt, beef jerky, sf popsicles, sf pudding, broth and baby food for a month and a half.
He comes in and says," Hey Looking good"(before opening my chart).
Of course I smile and say Thank you!
Then after opening my chart, he says, Your down 11lbs since your last visit.
In my eyes that's good, right? Apparently NOT!! He says I thought it would have been a little more in 3wks, maybe 13-15lbs.
All I could so was smile and say, Well with all the exercise I do 5 days a week, I'm sure the fat has turned to muscle!!! sarcastically .
I'm so sorry I didn't mean it like that, he said.
I just let him have it after that!!!
Did you and your wife sleep in different bedrooms last night?, Maybe the breakfast was burned?, or Did that American Express bill come in yesterday?
Whatever the reason may be, don't ever come to me like that again!!
I believed his apology was genuine because I know that's not his character after a year of knowing him and calling him with every question/concerns that I've ever had. And after I ripped him a new one I felt awful. I also apologized and explained to him, that in the last few years, I've gotten that fat joke from others, didn't expect it from him.
I felt even more awful after he said, He was truly shocked because I'm usually the one who says, "I think I should have lost more in the three weeks prior"
He was being or trying to be humorous and I took it all the way out of context.
But you know what, I didn't sleep with my wife last night, I was at the ER all night, I don't know if the breakfast was burned, I didn't get any, and Yes the AMX bill came and it's HIGH as HELL!!!
We laughed and laughed and then laughed some more, so much his wife knocked on the door and asked , Was everything alright?!!!
He said your still my favorite patient. Even if you did rip me anew one, now I know what your really made of.