notmypresident: (Bette Glam)
I had a great meeting with my nephrologist this morning. In our once-a-month appointments, she usually goes over my lab results from the previous month, but this morning I started off by saying I wanted to use my once-a-year "Get Out Of Jail Free" card and skip talking about my December numbers. December was a particularly dark time for me, easily one of the worst months that I can remember going through. There were a number of circumstances that I knew were going to affect my labs, and I just didn't want to revisit what I viewed as a temporary anomaly. I told my doctor that I was back on track now, and that if the results next month were similarly off, then we would take about it then. Thankfully, she agreed with my request without batting eye. She's pretty terrific.

I don't know how it happened, but about a week ago the doom and gloom of the past month began to lift. I started to undertake necessary projects without letting the enormity of what had to be done overwhelm me. Self-help books all say that you can get to your goal if you take little steps, so that's what I've been doing. And bit by bit, I'm seeing progress. My nephrologist also agreed to swap out a medication which may have been contributing to my weight gain/depression, so we'll have to see what happens from here on out. The trip to NYC at the end of March is a huge incentive for me right now. Not sure what I can achieve in eight weeks, but I'm going to try my best.

Now here's Another Hot Guy.