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doctor report from yesterday....thyroid increased! surg tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I did share with my doctor the relationship that I had found regarding elevated TSH and hypertension...there is much out there especially about subclinical hypothyroidism in women in their 50s. VERY INTERESTING!

Having a low thyroid (an elevated TSH) also leads to:
high cholesterol
high triglycerides
reduces pliability of arterial walls! YIKES

Treating the thyroid actually REVERSES these conditions. I'm so excited! Why didn't my doc do this sooner? Why don't docs just say, "You are right on the edge with your TSH. Why don't we just try 25mcg of synthroid and see if that helps the rest of your blood panel, BP, etc.?"

I did make a point to thank my doc for doing a good job.

Also down 10 pounds

so, baby girl has to have her ACL repaired tomorrow. This in the midst of so much else going on including finishing her Masters at NCSU. Having done this myself and knowing the PAIN involved, I'm looking for ways to make it easier for her. Will load up on healthy snacks and make sure she is as comfortable as possible.

Blessings on your days, Spark Friends!
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  • FISHER011
    Speed recovery for DD & You!
    1908 days ago
    How's your hair? And, have you lost the outer third of your eyebrows?
    1910 days ago
    Awwwww, sending healing vibes for your DD. **SIGH** Wishng a speedy recovery for her.

    1910 days ago
    you forgot the other big ones, like feeling cold, depression, and about 20 other biggies

    how one gland can mesh so many things up is incredible

    1910 days ago
    Major emoticon on that weight loss! I'm sorry to hear that your thyroid's somewhat sluggish, but good for your doctor, for looking into that (and to you, for bringing it to his attention). I wasn't even aware that those other conditions were associated with a sluggish thyroid. I'm over 50, and my doc routinely tests my TSH, too (almost wrote "TSA" there :). I'm sorry about your daughter's ACL and hope the surgery will go well and smoothly, with a relatively painless aftermath. Wishing you a good day today!
    1910 days ago
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