I had my doctor's appointment yesterday to find out the reason for my chest pains and pressure I have been having. The doctor is new and was just assigned to me a few months ago. Yesteday was the first time I've seen her and so far I like her. Thank goodness, because I hated the other one. Anyway, they did an EKG which came back normal, and did a chest X ray. I told the doctor about my anxiety disorder. She is concerned about the chest pain because it doesn't seem to be anxiety related. I get the pain when I am very relaxed and not stressing, plus the pains shooting down my arm makes her a little worried. The pain may very well be anxiety related, but it could also be something wrong with my heart. She is sending me to a cardiologist to run more tests. I have to wait for the referral to go through then make the appoinment. She also ran bloodwork checking all my internal organs plus checking for diabetes, something I am concerned about having since I gained all this weight. I find out the results of the lab work today. I am happy to say I didn't gain back as much weight over the holidays as I thought I did. I lost 17 pounds over the summer, and I was sure I gained it all back plus some. I did gain most of it back, 14 pounds to be exact, but at least I didn't gain as much as I thought I did. I am still a little nervous about the tests and results of the bloodwork, but I am glad the initial appointment is over and I made myself go. I consider it a small victory, seeing how I am scared of doctors and use every excuse in the book not to go. Yay me!