Friday, May 27, 2011

The Doctor Giveth; The Doctor Taketh Away

I went to the Lab Wednesday, so, today was the day to see the doctor and find out if I've been bad or good. (Turns out, Dr. makes a list, too )  Surprisingly, I have been fairly good, so he didn't change my Diabetes medications.   

On the other hand, He told me that my thyroid function had dipped into the Hypothyroid range, so he prescribed a medication for that.  I had been telling him that my daddy had suspected that I had a low thyroid function when I was a mere child, and now, I felt he had been vindicated.  He had the gall to say "Your daddy was wrong back then, but your thyroid is sluggish now, which is something that happens when people get older." I guess that told me!  I wanted to say, "My daddy WASN'T wrong back then. Know how I know?  "Cause his name was "Daddy", that's how!"  But, I bit my tongue and smiled and nodded.  

Anyway, now I have another pill to take, and just when he had taken me off one of my Diabetes meds a mere few months ago.  Hence, the title of this blog post.

The good news is he told me I could wait six months to come back and see him, with only a quick trip to the lab to see if he needs to change he thyroid.  That was good news for me, but, although he doesn't know it, it is BETTER news for HIM.  Talk about my daddy that way! Remind me how old I am!  Humph!

Stay tuned.


Kay Dennison said...

I'm hyperthyroid and it's the opposite. Neither is any fun. Take care

Arkansas Patti said...

Dang, that doctor must be taking "House" lessons. Your Daddy and mine were never wrong.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Boy, do I know what you mean Betty. More pills...more pills. I want to get off of the few that I take now. I'm afraid I'll turn out like my mom...who's kitchen table looked like a small pharmacy. I'm fighting it.

Hey...and yeah, who has the gall to say our dads...our heroes...were wrong about anything? No way.... ~Joy

Looking to the Stars said...

No one talks about our daddy's, who does he think he is :)

Sorry you have to be on another med, phooey.

take care

Margie's Musings said...

My feeling about doctors and meds is the further away you can stay from them...the better.

Grayquill said...

You gave me a good chuckle tonight - Thanks. Sorry about the extra pill. :-(

Peruby said...

One of the main reasons I have a female doctor. She would never say something like that.

Olga said...

Some doctors believe their own press. They are just human beings like the rest of us. And I am sure they all had daddys, too.

Betty said...

Kay and Joy: I'm always complaining about Americans being over-medicated, but I guess I'm talking about myself.

Patti, Olga and Looking: I love my doctor, but he seems a bit clueless, some of the time. He's pretty young, though.

Margie: I agree with you, but I haven't been able to avoid them as I have gotten older.

Peruby: I would actually prefer a woman doctor, but I only know one here in town and don't like her.

Grayquill: I am here to entertain you. Thanks for the sympathy, too.