Saturday, September 11, 2010
Had the appointment with my endocrinologist after taking meds for a month, and my hormone levels are on the high side of normal. No more easy weight loss. I have been eating whatever I want as usual, and now that my thyroid isn't freaking out, I gained 12 pounds in August. Back to 286. I have got to eat right and exercise. Next thing I know, I'll be back at 335. Also found out that I have a knot on the left side of my thyroid, so great, I could have half taken out and the other half would work right without meds. Nope. I also have Graves Disease which causes the whole thyroid to be overactive, so the whole thing will have to come out, and I'll be taking meds for it the rest of my life. It is very unusual for someone to have knots and Graves. Leave it to me and my immune system though.
I also continue to have trouble with my digestive system. I saw a new GI doctor, and she thinks that I've had Irritable Bowel Disease all along, even when I had Ulcerative Colitis before my surgeries. Obviously, this would affect my small intestines that I have left. She put me on some anticramping meds, and I am considering going back on steroids. I am going to try to regulate my diet to see if that makes me better before going back on steroids.
So, here's to making September better. I am back to working 9 hour days which is too long for me when I don't feel good, but... I have a medical procedure on the 22nd. My husband has surgery on the 24th. It is going to be a stressful month, but hopefully I can quit all the gorging on Little Debbies. Maybe my next post will be a little more positive.