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Safely Returning to Exercise?

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Carbzilla

    This makes me SO happy for you and SO mad at Dr. Asshole. WTF? Medical school much? Thank goodness for 2nd opinions.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      YES! Thank you for 2nd opinions. I felt the same way! What a jerk. Maybe spend more than 3 seconds diagnosing a patient?!?

  2. kalin

    great news!!!
    i need to make a dr appointment – i have major issues from birth control (massive migraines) and the last dr i saw just shrugged it off and prescribed me painkillers, rather than trying to find a method that, you know, doesn’t make me feel like i’m dying for a week every month 🙁

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The more run-around I get from my doctors, the more I am for second opinions! If one doctor won’t listen, get a better one. Seriously!

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  4. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    Yay for returning to exercise! I was misdiagnosed with my back earlier this year. Was told it was a pulled muscle and it turned out to be a herniated disk.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope you are healing right on track!

  5. Jenn

    Yay!!! That is so awesome!! So glad u got another opinion. I was misdiagnosed twice once with bone chip but really achilles tendonitis and once with partial tear of ACL which was really a partially torn ACL, MCL and muscle. Both times physical therapist figured out right problem. Good luck returning back to activity! So happy for you!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Jenn! And thank you for the tweets! Glad you got diagnosed correctly. Ouch.

  6. Nicole

    That’s awesome. Here’s to hoping that things keep moving in the right direction!!

  7. Jennifer is Always Sick

    I have been frequently misdiagnosed, and it’s a headache…that’s being nice. It’s infuriating, especially because, like Dr. Asshole, a lot of doctors have a diagnosis before they even look at you. They’ve made up their minds within the first 3 minutes of listening to their patients talk to them. It’s sick.

    I’ve also had the “I’m referring you to this specialist…” and then that specialist says, “I can’t help you, let me refer you to….” and then, before I know it, because so many doctors have no clue as to how to help me, they assume it’s psychological, and I have a psych consult. YAY! lol

    I’m glad you found a good doctor who could help you and actually examined and listened to you. I sometimes wonder how some doctors are still practicing medicine when they behave the way Dr .Asshole did.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s very frustrating when they diagnose so quickly and then escape out of the room before I can ask any questions. Then they wonder why I have repeat appointments!

  8. blackhuff

    Many, many times in my life have I been misdiagnosed and that frustrates me tremendously but I do understand that doctors is also just people and they too can make mistakes.

  9. @irun2befit

    You’re so LUCKY!! Glad things are turning around for you.
    Haven’t been misdiagnosed (that I know of), but that physical therapist took me a step backwards pain-wise.

  10. Julie

    I’m so glad your diagnosis was “revised”. That’s so frustrating that the first doctor was such a twit! Achilles tendinitis SUCKS! Glad that it’s not the true issue.

    I don’t know that I’ve ever been misdiagnosed, but I’ve had my share of general lack of a conclusion to my issue. It’s so frustrating.

  11. marie

    I always see people at races doing calf stretches wrong — pushing up against a tree or a wall and bouncing, while switching legs every few seconds. All they’re doing is cutting off the circulation to their feet. I want to yell, “Nooooo!” So its good he showed you the right way, and REALLY good you were thorough yourself and got a second opinion. Good luck, glad you’ll be getting back into it!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Marie! I know I don’t stretch enough and need to be better about that…but the calf stretch surprised me. I’m glad I got a second opinion from someone competent!

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