I know, you’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear how my doctor’s appointment went on Monday, January 26th! It turned out to be a pretty great day overall!
First, my friend Kathy, who used to live in the Chadds Ford area, offered to meet me for lunch. I was so nervous, as you know, that I thought meeting Kathy would be a great way to ease myself into the appointment. We had such a nice lunch! She brought all kinds of wonderful gifts with her – adorable knit hats for the girls and lovely Connemara marble rosaries for me!!! I so completely enjoyed the lunch and spending time with Kathy, that it came as a shock that my appointment was only 20 minutes away by the time we finished eating and talking!
The ride from the restaurant to the doctor’s office was literally only about 3 minutes. As soon as I pulled into the parking lot, I got nervous again. The girl at the front desk was friendly enough, and I was the only one in the waiting area. The doctor was in with a patient when I arrived, but as soon as he finished, he came out and introduced himself, and gave me the paper work to fill out. I have never been to an office – or worked in one – where the doctor was so hands on.
After the paper work was completed, I went back into the office to talk to the doctor. He is warm and friendly, and any nerves quickly disappeared. It was a nice conversation, and I feel like I learned quite a bit about the things I was interested in. My main areas of concern are the boobs and the belly – both things that have gone quite south as a result of my age, my weight loss, and my children. Dr. Veitia went over some of the things that could be done to fix them, and then I was reminded that I still needed to go into the other office, strip nekkid, and be poked and prodded to see what I really could have done.
It turns out, I am not in as bad a shape as I think I am in. And the things that are wrong with me are fixable. Dr. Veitia is as nice and considerate as he could possibly be, and we go over what he can and will do, and what he doesn’t want to touch because I don’t need it. He’s going to submit bills to my insurance company to see what we can get covered, and then we’ll take it from there.
Keep your fingers crossed – I’m anxious to hear back from the insurance carrier. I’d like to get the stuff done and it doesn’t sound like it will be as bad as I thought.