Category Archives: Thyroid

Thanks For Everything

After reading Kurt’s post I really wanted to say Thanks for all the fish!

Just wanted to let you know, I’m home.  Still feeling a bit crappy but happy to be in my own house.

I’ll see you all in a couple of days.

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I Seem To Have Spoken Too Soon

Yeah, the side effects have kicked in.  They are all normal side effects but I still feel lousy.

My neck is swollen and it’s even harder to swallow than usual.  The inside of my mouth is swollen and my mouth is really dry.  I have a slight fever.  All normal but still sucky.

I’m not supposed to be around the kidlet until after 5 pm tomorrow.  Since I have to check out of here by 11 am, my mom is going to take E to her house. 

 I am going to try to get some sleep.  That’s if the marching band in the room above me will stop practicing for the Orange Bowl.  Okay, one person with a heavy tread, but still, STOP PACING!

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I Am Back Online!!

My husband is the best.  After listening to me complain last night, he boogied on over and took care of this shit for me!  Now I have my internet back!

The Big Guy checked me in to the hotel last night.  The supposedly four star hotel.  J, Mama don’t do cheap, nasty hotels!  I had to call my mom and my 87 brothers and sisters to let them know everything was cool.  Then I could finally eat.  I wasn’t allowed to eat anything for eight hours before the treatment and then two hours after, so I hadn’t eaten since the night before.  Yup, hungry.  So I didn’t check the internet until 8:00 and there was NO DAMN INTERNET!

Blah, blah, blah, bored, bored, bored.  Long story short I’m back.  And I can read all of your posts. 

Now BULLETS!

  • I had to have a pregnancy test before they would give me the treatment.  Since my lovely Aunt Flo, that bitch, came to visit at lunch time, I knew I wasn’t pregnant.
  • We spent alot of time waiting.
  • They took me into the treatment room.  They made BG wait in the hall.
  • We waited some more.
  • Doctor explained everything in the slowest, most drawn out, no personality way he could.
  • The treatment consisted of a pill.
  • Just a pill.
  • The doc said the pill is kind of big.  I said great.
  • He made me put a glove on.
  • He dumped the pill from the container into my gloved hand.
  • My multi vitamin is bigger than this pill.  Hell, a Tylenol is the same size as this pill.
  • Then I swallowed the pill from my gloved hand.
  • Ya getting that?
  • He made me glove up so I wouldn’t touch the pill but then I had to swallow the pill.
  • Stupid.

Side effects:

  • My mouth is dry.
  • My tongue feels like its got a film on it.
  • My chin and neck area are swollen and tender.

All in all I feel okay.  Thanks for your comments and love.  Now I am off to visit you!!

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Update

This is Bethany’s friend Jo and I am writing to tell you that I am on the phone with her and she is extremely pissed that there is NO internet connection in the hotel she is staying in, she is bored and misses you alot, and did I mention she’s bored…and she is damn straight getting this shit fixed tomorrow.

The treatment went fine and so far no side effects other than everything tastes funny. Hopefully she will be back with you all tomorrow!!! I personally feel simply terrible for her and hope you all do to as she is away from her icecreambaby and her beloved computer!! Let’s all post to her so she has plenty of material to read when she get’s this damn shit fixed tomorrow!!  Bye

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Weight Loss Wednesday- The One That Wasn’t

In my mad dash to get a few hours in at work before I become radioactive, I forgot to weigh myself.

Oops.

I go this afternoon at 2:30, then I go to the hotel until Friday.  So I guess this weigh in isn’t going to happen.  Frankly, I am so frazzled and stressed over the whole damn hospital thing I’m just not that worried about the weight right now.  Sigh.

I’ll update tonight from the hotel & let you know how the treatment went.  Yeah, my main requirements in a hotel were:  clean, reasonably priced and internet access!

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Glow In The Dark Mama

My radiation appointment is set.  Next Wednesday at 2:30.  Because I cannot form coherent paragraphs…BULLETS!

  • I can’t be around E or my pregnant coworker for 48 hours.
  • For 2 more weeks I can’t be within six feet of them.
  • So I am going to work out of another location that has empty upstairs offices.
  • It will be nice to work by myself for a couple of weeks.
  • I have to stay in a hotel for a couple of nights.
  • My hotel qualifications:  clean, reasonable price and, very important, high speed wireless Internet.
  • Well, I have to have something to do.
  • Everyone, please post next Wednesday and Thursday so I have something to read.
  • When E was seven months old, I went to Philly overnight with some friends.  That was the last time I was away from E for longer than a work day.
  • BG is taking Wednesday off and my niece spending the night Thursday.  So E will be in excellent hands.
  • I will still miss her.
  • But…is it bad that I am really kind of looking forward to 48 hours on my own?
  • I’m bringing my family history stuff that I haven’t had any time to organize or update.
  • I never told you about my family tree research?  I have a couple of lines of ancestors researched back to the 1600’s.
  • I’ll bore you with that another day.
  • I wonder if I could get someone to make my bullets little ice cream cones.  Wouldn’t that be cute?
  • I’m a little worried because I don’t sleep unless I’m in my own bed.  When I got married and moved into the house BG already owned, I literally did not sleep for four days.  It took weeks to get comfortable.  I hope this doesn’t screw me up for too long.
  • After I get home, I’ll have to lock my bedroom door for a couple of weeks.  E sneaks in some nights and climbs in bed with me.  Half the time I don’t even realize she’s there.
  • I’ll probably post a lot in my radioactive exile, so if there’s anything you’ve ever wanted to know, now is the time to ask. 

The treatment I have been waiting for is almost here.  Let’s hope the damn thing works.

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Thyroid Part 5,786a

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!!!

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