Feeling good after surgery

Friday, August 13, 2010

Had surgery yesterday to have one of my parathyroid glands removed that was four times its normal size due to a tumor. That pesky little tumor was draining my bones of calcium and made me generally feel tired. Consider myself lucky that my regular doctor noticed funny things with my blood in January and started running tests and referred me to a specialist who later referred me to a surgeon. So it's gone and today I feel really good except for a sore neck and residual effects from the anesthesia. As I said in an earlier blog, I became so discouraged during all of this because losing weight seemed so impossible so I became inactive with Spark People because I was embarrassed I could not lose weight. During this lengthy process, I couldn't have anything which might have calcium (including multi-vitamins. In June when I found out I had a Vit D deficiency, I started taking that vitamin and decided to add a B complex since it didn't have calcium. I lost 8 pounds that month and since then I have lost more. Have had some good messages from Spark People since my last blog which are so helpful and motivating. Thank you! You know who you are. Just had a birthday and it feels like a rebirth. Now on to getting those pounds off and enjoying the rest of my life. And enjoying the fellowship and help found with Spark People
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    It is great your surgery went well. Take baby steps for recovery with some good resting!
    4006 days ago
    So glad to hear your surgery went well and that you are on the mend. Thyroid issues are the worst! I hope that now that your tumor has been removed you can start taking calcium once again. ' emoticon
    4008 days ago
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