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The results

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Yes I do have hyperthyroidism. I started the meds immediately after the test was completed. They seem be helping. The palpitations are not as bad; they are less frequent and farther apart. HUZZAH!

He still wanted me to wear the heart holter, so I am walking around work bra-less *ugh* and hooked up to 7 or 8 electrodes attached to a small box I wear on a belt. Argh! I'm allergic to the tape they applied to keep the electrodes on. No shower until it is removed tomorrow morning*UGH* and stay away from microwave ovens. A dear friend told me to think of it as wearing a tricorder. (Star Trek reference) *LOL* I love her!

My energy level seems to be slowly returning, but I am afraid I have gotten used to being a lay about. Now I need to get motivated to move again. Hopefully I can get my tush in gear in the next few days, start small and work my way up to being busy again. I have managed to only gain the 3 pounds I mentioned in an earlier post, so I'm doing something right.

Tomorrow two of my dearest friends are coming into town for the Star Trek Convention being held this weekend! I cannot wait to see them! I may even pop into the con, Sir Patrick Stewart is attending, and I would LOVE to see him!

Anyway, life is returning to semi-normal and I look forward to feeling better day by day.

Bright blessings and lots of love,
Amethyst
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P.S. On Sunday, for Lammas I made homemade whole wheat bread and tried my hand at my first scones. YUM!

  
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AMETHYSTSTAR 8/4/2010 9:25AM

    Thank you all so much for your love and support! I do appreciate it so! I go in today to have the holter removed. I am red and slightly welty where the tape is. Had I thought about it last night, I could have tried some benedryl. *shrugs* Only two and half hours till the doctor, I've lasted this long, another little bit won't kill me...drive me insane, yes....but not kill me! *LOL*

Oh, I adore Patrick Stewart! Can't wait to (Hopefully) see him! emoticon

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EUPHRATES 8/4/2010 1:34AM

    Oh I would SO be all over seeing Patrick Stewart! :) I'm glad you got a diagnosis, sometimes things like this can take FOREVER to figure out! I'm glad the meds are helping!
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HEYRED221 8/3/2010 6:50PM

    Glad they got a diagnosis - I am sure you will be feeling so much better very soon.

Please give Patrick Stewart a kiss from me emoticon

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POETIC_SPIRIT 8/3/2010 6:18PM

    So glad they got it figured out and you're on the road to normal! Scones...yummo! Take care of you, Mary

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EVERLEARNING 8/3/2010 5:53PM

    Yayy! It sounds like things are moving in the right direction, if a bit more slowly than you might like.
It will be great to be done with the tricorder, I'm sure. Equally great to have the answers it should hold, so appropriate treatment can proceed.

Friends coming into town... Star Trek...baking...it all sounds like like a big pile of WIN to me!

SO glad to see things turning around for you ~ you deserve it!!!

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Regarding the last entry...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

My apartment must be really dark compared to everyplace else! *LOL* I would have sworn my hair looked red! However, in the light of day and under office lighting, it looks light golden brown. *sighs*

In any event, I am radioactive and ready for my first scan. I am feeling better every day, and I have to wonder how much of that is due to the fact that I have a better idea of what is going on now. Yes I am still really tired, but there is a sense of hope and expectation now. The only good thing about this most recent condition is that has has kept me from gaining too much weight from the beta blocker. I have only gained three pounds which is great!

Have a wonderful day, lots of love,
Ame
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HEYRED221 7/29/2010 5:15PM

    Glad you are feeling a bit better. Hope all goes well for first scan. emoticon

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BALLOUZOO 7/29/2010 12:36PM

    Best wishes on your wellness journey and making a full recovery!!

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Okie Dokie...This is different

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ooookay...decided to color my hair...light golden brown...cause I figure anything is going to look darker than what it was...I now have red hair...not clown red...but a kinda pretty~ish red...We'll see...*grins One step closer to relative normal! Huzzah!~

I feel excited...it's the little things, dont'cha know emoticon

  
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EUPHRATES 7/29/2010 2:48AM

    Nifty! I'm rather partial to red-heads (having spawned 3). :D

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TIBURONA 7/29/2010 2:18AM

    Sounds like happy hair.
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MSHUFFNPUFFN 7/28/2010 11:54PM

    Embrace it!!! emoticon

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It's about time!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I finally heard from my doctor’s office with the results of my thyroid blood work…ONLY two weeks after they took the blood. *deep sigh*

It is what I suspected and hoped for, I have hyperthyroidism. Yes, I know! This is a very strange thing to be happy about. I know that it is easier to manage and take care of my thyroid than it would be to manage and take care of a heart problem.

I am having a Thyroid Uptake and Scan this Thursday and Friday to see just exactly what is going on in there. He is putting me on an antithyroid med, which I will begin taking after my uptake and scan. He is keeping me on the beta blocker for now. *sighs* I do feel better, but dang, I am always so freakin tired. I figured I would be feeling so much better by now, and have so much more energy.

It IS going to get better! I AM going to be so much better than my old self by autumn. I got gypped out of my favorite time of year last year due to being so sick, I am NOT going miss this one! I can’t believe next week is August! I have so much to look forward to in the coming months. FAIRE…The annual party here in town where I see a group of online friends that have become family…The Star Trek Convention! Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! Wheeeeeeeeeeee! emoticon

Yep...yep...yep…all it takes is what I consider a little good news! Keep on keeping on!

Bright blessings and lots of love,
Ame
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HEYRED221 7/28/2010 4:01PM

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EUPHRATES 7/28/2010 1:44AM

    Yay for having an actual diagnosis that can be treated - sometimes it's the unknowns that are the hardest to deal with.
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GRALLEN 7/27/2010 8:52PM

    There's always a bright side. I'm glad you found yours.

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LOSINGLINNDY 7/27/2010 8:41PM

    It won't be long until you start to get your energy back. The meds make all the difference.

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ELLENS2525 7/27/2010 8:16PM

    I am sure it must be a relief to know why you are not feeling well. Trying to eat healthy and exercise are so much more challenging when you are sick... Good luck with your diagnosis and I hope the meds help!

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It's Friday Eve!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Starting to feel better overall, must be adapting to the meds. I must say I despise some of the side effects which I will not go into. My heart rate has dropped to about 80 bpm, but I'm still having bouts of palpitations. I'm going to try and slip in a wee bit cardio to see how I do and hopefully can get some semi-serious house cleaning done. I almost feel like myself.

I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday! Life at work has been so strained for a while now. Having huge problems with my work roommate and if there was any way to do it, I would ask to be moved in a heartbeat. As if I need any more stress in my life. I am tickled pink that she is working at another office tomorrow! HUZZAH...I am so looking forward to stress-less day tomorrow. Hopefully she will be out at the other office for a few day, but I am not holding my breath. I'm just so thankful for the brief reprieve I have tomorrow! What a lovely way to start the weekend!

Happy Friday Eve my friends! May it be prelude to a wonderful weekend!
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EUPHRATES 7/23/2010 2:18AM

    Heh...working 3rd shift, it's just Friday in my world. :D
Hope you have a great stress-free day!

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MIECHI7 7/22/2010 7:06PM

    Happy Friday Eve to you also emoticon

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