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YES YES YES

Monday, August 09, 2010

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! Tried on some dresses and skirts I haven't worn in... erm...twenty years ...and I can get them all on! Some are a little snug in the belly where I had the surgery and of course it will be the last place I lose, but I can get them ALL on! Yes we are talking the 80's and shoulder pads, but I like em and they are all still in fab condition! Some are 24s...Have you ANY idea how long it has been since I could even get my big toe in a size 24? *grins* Well, obviously ya do if you have been reading this blog!

Oh boy, talk about motivation! *Does happy dance*. If I can lose a bit more, I won't have to buy a new dress for this year's holiday party. *giggles*

I finished my room! Huzzah! I know, sounds like such a small thing...but it is one giant step for Kimmie! It is SUCH an amazing feeling, so calm and peaceful. I don't feel so scattered!This may be the start of fall cleaning for me. I want everything done by October 1st! I am so grateful that my energy is returning. Now that I am feeling better and better, I find I am less inclined to spend so much time on the computer! YEA me!


  
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HEYRED221 8/11/2010 2:42PM

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EUPHRATES 8/11/2010 3:21AM

    YAY! emoticon

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EVERLEARNING 8/10/2010 11:40AM

    Huzzah!! Keep up the great work.
I'm so glad you're seeing results!!

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POETIC_SPIRIT 8/10/2010 12:05AM

    emoticon Kim, you are rockin' it! I totally get the cleaning thing. I've been remodeling and purging tons of stuff from my garage, sheds, closets and cupboards. I started in January and I'm still going. My goal is to be done by 10/30! Keep up the awesome work!
Take care of you,
Mary

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SILVERSHADE 8/9/2010 10:11PM

  Woo-hoo!

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As an aside, when I saw the title of this, I thought you were talking about something else entirely...If you know what I mean. emoticon

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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.

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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!!!

BB
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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!~

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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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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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