Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A shot in the arm-2 ways

Mrs74 and I had doctor appointments this afternoon, so I left work early. I got home and we took the (new)WIXYmobile for the appointments. Hers was at the orthopedic specialist and his office was across the street from my appointment, which was with the primary care physician.

First, I offered to leave the (new)WIXYmobile with Mrs74 and I was going to walk across the street to my appointment. Hers was earlier than mine, but she said she would walk to me, which was probably at least 1/8mile.

Kathy come in to the waiting room while I was still waiting for my appointment. She told me that her doctor was very pleased with her progress, but told her not to run any marathons or play tackle football, neither of which she don't do anyhow.

Kathy went in with me for my appointment, which was a followup, checking on my diabetes. All looked well and he also checked my neck, which is arthritic. We also both got our flu shots.

I said in the title that there was 2 ways I got a shot in the arm. The other "shot in the arm" was when I was weighed. I lost 12 pounds since my last appointment! This could be the inspiration I need. The doctor told me that if I continue with the weight loss, he may be able to take me off some of my prescriptions.

That, my friends, is motivation.

9 comments:

Doc Lehman said...

Congrats on good reports (for both of you!).

BTW: That weight you lost? I found it! (Now I can't see my belt buckle!)

Suz said...

That is fabulous news!! Good for you. I am glad that she is doing well too...aside from having to NOT run a marathon.
I think there is some irony here though...when you have been together long enough that you spend more time at the Dr's office...something to look forward to!!!
I have 2 Dr. appts for me and one for Lo today. I know the feeling...

Jen said...

Good news! Keep it up, or should I say down. :)

Frasypoo said...

That is fantastic Cliff.
Good news.I think I found the weight you lost too !It settled on my face!

struke said...

Cliff...congrats to you and the wife. Doesn't it feel good to lose the weight? Your energy will grow big time! Keep it up.

Shellmo said...

Congrats on the 12 pounds!! I would be estatic to lose that.

Daisy said...

The possibility of taking fewer prescriptions sounds like great motivation. I hate having to take pills. Glad to hear things went well. :)

Pat Jenkins said...

good for you, good for your wife.... and i can't wait to see the before and after pics of wixy!!

coltfan said...

that's great cliff