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Finishing yon medical update

So the scale in the doctor's office told me I'd lost about 10 pounds only. A little depressing, but since it had only been 10 days, I really have no right to complain. I also haven't exercised in the last week and a half...yes, I've been bad, but it's been busy, or when I haven't been at work I've been not able to exercise...for example, I saw the doctor Tuesday morning.

Turns out that the cyst was not a boil, but "a glorified zit", as the doctor called it. A sebaceos gland (the glands that produce oil in your skin) that's stoppered up and swelling. It's in an uncomfortable place, and it's uncomfortably large, but he gave me some instructions on the care & feeding (actually the care & cleaning) and we'll see if it goes away on its own. Otherwise, surgery's in my future. Yeah, surgery. :(

So, now that I've finally remembered to post this, I'm going to check what the weather is and see if I'm going to be exercising outside or at the gym. I woke up later than I should have to exercise outside with the average temperatures we've been enduring (I won't say 'experiencing') but the last couple of days have been better, so there's still hope. Last I checked, the *other* thing that helped people lose weight was exercise. :)

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fheyd
Aug. 22nd, 2002 08:55 am (UTC)
Congrats on losing 10 pounds so quickly, that's quite an accomplishment!!!

*HUGS*
sethcohen
Aug. 22nd, 2002 10:20 am (UTC)
Thanks. The 10 pounds was mostly the first week of Atkins, which is not hard. The *last* week of Atkins is hard. :)
indigodove
Aug. 22nd, 2002 09:47 pm (UTC)
*hug*
Hope you feel better quickly...I once had a sebaceous cyst. It was fine for years, then got infected and I had to have it removed. It wasn't too bad, but I recommend NOT waiting for the infection. :-)
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