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Its a research day

Saturday, May 23, 2009

After I blogged about taking my replacement scale back to Walmart, my original hi tech model arrived here. Knowing that that model is iffy, I am going to give it to someone as a gift, take the second back to Walmart and then head to Bed Bath and Beyond to see what other models they have. Also going to Consumer Reports to find out they best and most accurate scales before I spend all my time trying them out and returning them

As far as my thryoid issues go, I have been doing more research on meds which might be able to do more than the combination I am on. Perhaps its the dosages, but when I stump a doctor to a point he is not sure, you really have to look at what is out there.

He was even considering putting my on phentermine, but I have used it twice and the results were worse than not taking it. There is nothing worse than dry mouth so bad you believe your mouth is really the Sahara desert.

  


The scale is going back to Walmart

Friday, May 22, 2009

I am truly in a funk right now. Yesterday I got my thryoid results, and some were actually worse than before I started the meds.
My TSH went from a high of 5.4 on April 2 to a low of 0.032 on May 18th - completely from one end of the spectrum to the other.

My thryoid antibodies, which have a range of 0-34 was 227 on Feb 11, today 466
My t 4 went from 10.9 which was normal to 15.4 out of range again

Due to problems with LabCorp we are still waiting for the reverse T3. They are talking perhaps another 7-10 business days before its processed

So when I saw the doctor this morning, obviously things were not great and got worse. Seems that my home scale is 12 pounds in my favor compared to the scale I was initially weighed in at their office. I only lost 11 pounds in 39 days. I know that is a good thing, but between the thryoid and adrenals not functioning like they should, it stressed my body out more. The one good thing is I lost another 2 1/2 inches in my waistline,. Rest of my body stayed the same which means a total inch lost of 15 inches.

I had the poor doctor so stumped as to what to do with me now He is afraid to take me off the thryoid meds, but he is also afraid to leave me on them since it is making some things worse. I am off the HCG until July 1. By then I should have had the epidurals in my back,
I told him the story on how I wanted Starbucks so much and resisted. I even told him I was actually at the counter deciding what I wanted and instead asked for a cup of water, paid for my books and left. I was in tears by now and so was he. He is going to come up with some options next week. I told him I wanted to be down to 200 for the Christmas party this year. His plan was actually better He figured I would be down to 170 by the end of the years with the HCG and a functioning thryoid.

Got lucky and the company is not coming YEAH. but my son's girlfriend is coming up from Atlanta. Have not seen her in a while, so that is a good thing Hubby is still not coming home and has not said when he will. The company though figures they will come up the first weekend in June, my wedding anniversary. I think not on that one.

  
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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/22/2009 3:03PM

    I am so sorry you are having these problems Pam, I hope that your DR comes up with some options that will help you.

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Men are truly from another planet

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Right now I am feeling as if my husband is in another world separate from mine.

He was supposed to be home for Mothers Day, but missed. Came home last weekend and since this is a long weekend coming, figured he would be home again to stay on track. This morning he says not coming home which upset me because we are having company (yes they invited themselves back) and if he does not come home this weekend and comes home the following weekend, then he will not be able to be home the first weekend in June for our anniversary. In his mind, it can be done, but considering again it will be two weekends in a row back, the company is not going to let him.

So now I get to deal with the company, our son gone for the weekend, which means that our "wildman" dog would have to go into the kennel because of the company bringing her 90 year old dad. I can't go anywhere with them knowing that dog and her dad are there alone. Of course with this a holiday weekend, the prices at the kennel go up,

I even went and started preparing a special dinner figuring hubby was coming in. Does anyone know if you can refreeze a piece of beef that has been dry aging for 9 days now?

  
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HEALTHY-GG 5/21/2009 3:05PM

    Wow I understand they really don't think the same way dare I say logically! Take a deep breath you will make it!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/21/2009 2:13PM

    I feel for you right now as I got the mail today and found out my hubby got a speeding ticket and did not tell me about it, UGH! We are going to "discuss" it tonight.

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ho um day

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today I felt like the more I attempted to do, the less I got done. And of course since this is a big holiday weekend, some of these companies are actually feeling like they are already off the job and in someone's backyard relaxing.

  
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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/20/2009 5:15PM

    I must be like one of them right now, I have been so tired and lazy today, though I got some stuff done, I was watching a show, and fell asleep, I never do that. So now I have stuff to catch up on.

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Future weight loss is going away

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I think I am in for a slow down soon.
Got the results of my MRI and it looks like I am going to have several epidurals in my lower back and maybe my neck again. Since the steriods add weight, I am going to be doomed for several weeks.
I am being set up for a consult with my favorite pain doctor to get this opinion. My thought is that somewhere along the line, I am still going to have back neck surgery

  
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MRSAKINS2005 5/19/2009 6:56PM

    I am with you. Feel the virutal hug. I am here (as all of us are). Get your pain taken care of first. We will always be here for you.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/19/2009 5:52PM

    I am sorry you are going through this Pam, and yes, you need to get rid of pain first, You just get well as soon as you can.

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