Yeah, yeah more thyroid crap. I went to the endocrinologist (what a pain to type) last Tuesday. The Big Guy came with me so we could discuss the options. I told Doc Endo that the surgeon declined to do the operation “because you are too young to be without your thyroid”. Doc Endo even got a funny look on that one. (Man, I still get steamed thinking about that surgeon!)
Anyway. I do have a surgeon who will perform the surgery but after talking things out with BG and Doc Endo we decided to try something else first. I’d really rather not have my throat slit open, ya know what I mean?
So I am going to have a radioactive iodine treatment. They give me a dose of radioactive iodine with the goal being “Must.Kill.Thyroid.” Yeah, I’m going to attempt thyroidicide first. I’ll probably have to stay in a hotel for a few days since I’ll be radioactive
(between you and me I think I might be looking forward to that part, little vacation, little appreciation for Mama when she gets home since I won’t be here to do every damn thing).
If it works part of my thyroid will die off and shrink so I can swallow again.
(If I have such a hard time swallowing, how did I get so fat? Ice cream is easy to swallow, I’m so not kidding, I really love me some ice cream!)
Before doing this I have to have a couple tests so they can determine the dose they need to give me. Here’s the crap part of all this. In order for the tests to be accurate and the treatment to work, I had to go off my medication. Just when we finally got my levels right! I didn’t realize how good I felt until I went off the stuff. Because now? Feel like shit. Once again I can’t sleep, I have hand tremors, heart racing, sweating (my how feminine) and I am a bitch on wheels. UGH!
I go for the testing on January 23. Then I have to wait for the results of the tests, go for the initial consultation for the treatment, go for the treatment and then wait for up to twelve weeks for the treatment to have its full effect. (Do you think my husband will survive?)
So here I am hyperthyroid (I am taking advantage of that in the weight loss department, I’ll tell you), hyperthyroid, dieting, PMSy and still no hot water heater!!!