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Thyroid Cancer Awareness
Monday, May 13, 2013      0 comments

A share from one of my support groups: An open letter to all those who have someone in their life who is suffering - maybe this will help you to understand just what is going on inside, which in turn helps us to deal with just what is going... Read more
April Madness?
Sunday, March 31, 2013      4 comments

As basketball winds down, life at school seems to pick up! I am going to be recruiting for my school district. Next week I head to Missouri, then two weeks later I will be in Minnesota! I know I can stay on the cholesterol part of my diet, bu... Read more
By the numbers and thyroid checkup: Amour anyone?
Saturday, March 23, 2013      1 comments

Back to the doctor for labs. All numbers were where they were supposed to be. Total cholesterol was 158! My thyroid cancer numbers were also good. TSH was .05 and T4 was 1.34. Talked to the doctor about pros and cons of synthroid vs amour. ... Read more
Biggest Loser Competition
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      2 comments

The school I work at is having a biggest loser competition complete with weekly challenges. It cost $20 to join with the money going to prize pool for the end. We weighed in last Friday and will go through May. We have to drink the required w... Read more
Elliptical Madness
Saturday, December 15, 2012      3 comments

I joined curves this last year and my husband golfed. Then I fell and didn't go to curves. Winter joined us and he didn't golf. We decided to try in home exercise equipment. I wanted a bike and he wanted a treadmill. We got an elliptical ma... Read more
An early fall - not
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      1 comments

Last week I was so inspired by the olympics that I decided to try some special moves myself. I got up in the middle of the night and Izzy (dog) wanted out. As I was going downstairs, I slipped. My right foot kicked higher than any gymnast. I... Read more
Thyroid Cancer - Year three
Thursday, July 26, 2012      3 comments

I am recently back from the medical center where I had my three year checkup following a diagnosis for thyroid cancer. The scans are clear and year three is behind me. My doctor said he will release me in a year or two to a doctor that is clos... Read more
Health Awareness Week
Sunday, January 22, 2012      1 comments

This week is Health Awareness Week. The school district where I work is going all out. Each school has a different program spearheaded by the school nurse. At my school, we are having morning walks from 7:00-7:30, afternoon walks, and encoura... Read more
Kansas Winter
Thursday, January 20, 2011      1 comments

I received this poem via email from a friend at work: It's winter in Kansas And the gentle breezes blow seventy miles an hour At twenty-five below Oh, how I love Kansas Whe the snow's up to your butt You take a breath of wint... Read more
One year lab results - TSH and thyroglobulin
Monday, October 04, 2010      2 comments

I just completed my one year checkup. My TSH was 18.344, after thyrogen injections and my Thyroglobulin - or cancer marker - was less than 0.9 ... Read more
YIPPEE
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      3 comments

I finally got the phone call from the med center. All tests finished, all bloodwork in and there was no sign of cancer. One year under my belt. I stay on my thyrogen and return in a year. The endo that referred me to the med center said she... Read more
Deal or no deal
Sunday, August 08, 2010      3 comments

Tomorrow is test day. I feel like a deal or no deal contestant - low numbers (zero would be nice) - low numbers!!! OK open the case..... I have had very few side effects following the thyrogen injections. Considering the alternative of goin... Read more
Big shot?
Thursday, August 05, 2010      1 comments

I had the first thyrogen injection. My BP was up prior to the injection. Gee, I wonder why? I actually had to be admitted to the hospital in order for my insurance to pay for it! What hoops we jump through! ... Read more
Shooting up??? Round two - thyroid
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      3 comments

Look's like the thyrogen injections start tomorrow, follow by another on Friday, then tests on Monday. Did a bit of research on the thyca website as I did not need the injections prior to RAI. i went with no meds following surgery and blood le... Read more
Thyroid Cancer - 1 year anniversary
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      5 comments

I have had one set of labs, one scan, and now next week I start thyrogen injections to complete the tests to see if there is still thyroid tissue left in my system. The last tests showed active cells still in my neck area so the doctor said the... Read more

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