Doctor was pleased with my weight loss, (I showed him the blog info where I was recording it weekly). He said no, that you really can't convert fat to muscle that fast, the weight gain was most likely salt... (In short, I need to lay off the soy sauce. *sigh*) He also recommended that I eat more, as I call it, monkey food, veggies and fruit, and lay off the cookies. (How'd he know about the cookies?) Bless his heart, Husband was in with me, and told the doctor I was "a real trooper" about working on losing weight. It's nice having someone watching your back... Heh. Doctor was also impressed with my walking schedule, (GRIN!), and said that it's just a long process, (although he kept calling what I did dieting. I am trying to make sustainable changes, not just diet...)
But, hey, he isn't griping, like Dr. Horse's Ass did. No, I didn't call him that to his face. Yes, I wanted to.
He then checked my ankle. It has been sore, and in BACK, rather than on top of the foot.
Oh, joy, I have yet something new and interesting... Bursitis where the tendon ends. He recommended some home type remedies for my ankle, and Husband's thumb (he has the start of it, but it's what would be called 'Trigger Finger', excepting, of course, it's in his thumb. So we will be doing icing up of joints and taking ibupropheny stuff.)
(If anyone's counting, I now have arthritis in both ankles, and bursitis in the left one. Ironically, the walking IS helping, the weight coming off, and the loosing and warming of the joints. I would still rather it wasn't there at all, however...)
The only bad think was that to check it, he had to poke around the ankle and see where it did, and did not hurt. This was not fun, I thought I was going to wet the table when he pushed on it the first time, then he kept moving about, poke, poke, PAIN, poke, poke, poke, poke, PAIN. This went on until I was
So, I am good for another year, and we shall see what new and interesting things become of me by the time I see him again!