Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Well, my doctor appointment was very abrupt and quick. He didn't listen to my questions, telling me that I need to speak to my endo about anything like medication and all. Ok fine. He acted like he just didn't care enough to take the time to answer any thing. He did say that there was a 2cm spot of papillary cancer on the remaining side that was just removed. He didn't say if I needed to have any other treatment for that, but I'm assuming not since it was papillary and not follicular. Another question for my endo.
So, I have an appointment with my endo next Thursday and hope that I can get some answers then. I joined a better thyroid team and have been getting more information out of it than I did out of the first team I had been with, which I'm thankful for.
So, I go back to work tomorrow and he said I can go back to the gym starting next week. I think I'm probably going to walk a bit on the treadmill today though, just a light workout for 30 minutes or so, just to get myself back into exercise. Wish me luck. I hope my endo is more informative than this doctor was, and I'm glad I don't have to go back to see him again.
Have a great day!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The surgery went well this morning. So far there's no sign of cancer but they have to test it in the lab to make sure, along with the lymph nodes they removed.
It's been a frustrating day having to stay in bed, only getting up for the bathroom. And then I walk like a baby, not moving too fast yet. I know, like I expect to be able to run a mile already...lol.
If it wasn't for my laptop, I'd be going crazy with boredom as there hasn't been anything on tv that has interested me to watch. So I've been keeping up with email and Sparkpeople.
Hopefully they'll let me go home early tomorrow morning. Highly unlikely, I know. Even then, I know I'll have to stay down, at least for a couple of days. No weight bearing at all. No lifting anything heavier than a glass of water for probably at least a week. I am drinking plenty of water, by the way.
I'm not happy about the pain though. I can't take the usual pain meds, percocet(?) or vicoden as they make me crazy and darvocet was taken off the market, so they're giving me ibuprophen, which isn't really helping.
Well, that's where I am at this moment. Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers. They've pulled me through the anxiety knowing that my friends are here for me. I thank you all so much!! And thank you to my husband and son for being here for me. I love you both!!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Had a great time with my grandkids at my husband's company picnic today! We played catch and did a lot of walking. And I ate too much food. I'm not going to try to track what I ate, but suffice it to say, I'll be spending extra time on the elliptical tomorrow morning and getting back on track with eating within my calorie limit.
This is especially important considering my upcoming surgery and the time I'm not going to be exercising afterward, then slowly getting back into exercise once my doctor gives me the go ahead, which could be 3 weeks after the surgery. I'm still unsure how I'm going to manage not over eating during my convalesance. Wish me luck! I'm sure I'm going to need all the support I can get!
Good night and thanks for reading.
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