I'm seeing a new doctor. I've been unhappy with my old PCP for a while - I don't like the way he has me handling my diabetes, and I've been seeing him for 25 years so it was time for a change anyway - not to mention he gave me some medicine a while ago that almost killed me.
Anyhoo - new doctor is a MD and a DO (osteopath).
She has a great plan that will get me off of all of the meds I'm on. My diabetes meds, allergy and acid reflux, and even anti-depressants. The plan involves me becoming a vegan. If I can't commit to that, she wants me to cut dairy from my diet entirely and is convinced it will allow me to go off my diabetes meds within a month.
You guys. All of what she was telling me made sense. And I like the idea in theory. If I cut out dairy, processed foods and meat, I can be med-free and eat as much fruit, veggies, legumes and whole grains as I want. No limits. Plus I'll probably end up losing 40 lbs.
BUT gosh darnit, I LOVE CHEESE AND BEEF. I could stop drinking milk and eating chicken, but how can I give up cheese and steaks? And mayo?
So, I went to her because I wanted a new set of eyes on my conditions - and boy did I get it. I feel like I need to give it a try. What I'm doing currently is clearly not working. I did a lot of online research and reading when I got home from the doctor and got myself pumped up about it - that I can do this.
Here is the real conundrum...
My mom knows the new doctor personally. They are friends IRL and on FB. Yesterday, doctor posts something on FB about being against vaccinations. My mom calls to tell me this last night and it was like a GREAT BIG RECORD SCREECH.
How in the world can I go along with what this woman is telling me if she's an anti-vaccination-crazy person? I could overlook the vegan stuff - but can I over look this???
What to do, what to do...