Sunday, November 18, 2012
Just thought I'd update before the holiday. We have been super busy bc our good friends had their first baby and we have been trying to spend as much time as possible before we leave for WV. She is so sweet! I'll probably be spending part of today with mommy and baby.
I have been doing ok, but the thyroid thing is exhausting. It has dropped down to .059 and I can't change my dose until the week before Christmas. The reason why: the pituitary tumor is pressing on the good cells (as my MD tried to explain) and confusing my thyroid function. They think they have been treating for the opposite of what my labs are showing. Meaning, say my thyroid labs are saying that I'm low (hyperthyroid), I might actually be high (hypothyroid). It's all confusing. So, they dropped my dose and I have to wait the full six weeks it takes for the meds to fully work. So, I have been dealing with exhaustion, heart palpations, major mood changes (I'm sometimes just pure evil), insane hunger, etc.
Besides, the thyroid BS, I'm doing pretty well. I'm looking forward to the Turkey Trot and having a few days off. My mother in law doesn't sound super excited that my diet has changed bc my cholesterol. I'm going to try and go to the grocery store when we arrive so she doesn't have add more to her cooking. I'm planning on making cholesterol free biscuits, plain green beans and a jello chocolate pudding pie, with the supervision by my husband--lol. I'm a terrible cook.
I got super disappointed on Saturday bc I had been feeling pretty down so I booked a facial and wax, that always makes me feel better about myself. I called on Tuesday and made an appointment for Sat morning and when I got there, they didn't have the appointment. I was so disappointed. Instead, we visited the new baby and spent the evening knitting hats while my husband played Black Ops 2.
So, I guess that's it. The next few days are going to be cleaning, packing and seeing the baby one more time. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday, stay healthy and safe! Be thankful for everything and everyone in your life!
PS: I bought Laurie's Fitbit and can't wait for it to arrive! Anyone else use on? How do you like it?