Friday, February 20, 2015

I know this is going to sound crazy but I think I am ready to get back to work. Maybe it is more for the routine than anything but think I am finally ready.

It has been really nice to have the past 6 weeks with my mother and get to spend some quality time with her, I think she is probably ready for me to go back to work as well.
This wonderful man turns 81 years old today. We will celebrate by going up to his grave and putting some balloons and then waffle for old time sake on where we should go for dinner.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February 11, 2015

Have you ever wished you were more poetic? I have. I guess not really in the way I would rhyme my words but just in how I would put them together.  Oh well. It's me and who ever reads my posts/journal posts get me for who I am.

This past Monday February 9th I went under the knife yet again. It was the 2nd time this year and we are only 42 days into 2015. I had a Total Thyroidectomy. I now have to rely on medication to make my body function correctly and from what I have read, your body relies A LOT on your Thyroid. It's going to take some time to get this thing figured out but I am ready to stop losing my hair and get back to losing the extra weight I have and feel better.
I guess the good thing is that he was able to change the once crooked smile scar to a full smile scar.

Friday, February 6, 2015

February 5, 2015

Well, I am getting old! Yep, its true! If all my medical issues weren't enough to confirm it, the fact that my eyes are changing and the optomytrist told me so is. I have glasses for distance and readers if you can believe it for up close. ugh!!!!
Check out the thinning hair! double ugh!! Thanks to my Thyroid. Which by the way is coming out on Monday. More to come after Monday.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015

I had to laugh! I was reading my previous post this morning and thought WOW, I must have either written it late at night or while I was on meds! At least that is the excuse I am going with because it doesn't make much sense and just rambles. It is all true and some day I will maybe fix it but then again, maybe not.

On to another topic, I found a picture in some of my old pictures and I think this was at my heaviest.

This picture below is a week ago down 65 pounds! It has taken me a year and I still want to lose 50 more but I will take it. I wish I was smiling in the picture because it looks like I am not happy but I am. I just didn't know when Dana was taking the picture.  Speaking of Dana, that is another one that I need to find before and after pictures of because she has lost a lot as well over the years and is looking good.
I am worried with my thyroid issues about my weight because I have been reading a lot about it but I am going to make sure and do all I can.
I can't believe we are into February already!

Friday, January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015

So far this year hasn't shaped out to be a great one yet but there is still hope, it is still early. :)

In October I got the results of my recent MRI  which showed a herniated disc in the c3-4 area and it had compressed the nerve and was causing lots of pain. The MRI also showed I had a mass on my thyroid that needed to be addressed. Needless to say, that day at the Dr was not a great day! He sent me from his office directly to my family Dr to have tests done on my Thyroid and then right over to my Nuerosurgeon to begin the review process and scheduling for surgery.

I had my 3rd neck surgery (and until they are all fused) unfortunately probably not my last on January 6th. Having surgery in January has both been a blessing and a curse. I have to be off work (complete disability) for 6 weeks so not a lot can be done. No sewing, no going outside which is a downer since it is cold etc... I am 4 weeks in and it hasn't been too bad.

In the middle of all this, in December, I met with a Dr regarding my Thyroid to see what we needed to do. After countless tests and scans my Dr gave me a couple of options. I could either do Surgery to take out the thyroid or try Radio Active Iodine first and kill off the nodule since I was already going to be having surgery and then do surgery later on my thyroid. Since the nodule had put me in hyperthyroidism losing hair should have been my first clue.

Now the RAI has put me way into Hypo! still losing the hair but the dr assured me it will stop.  It better before I'm bald!

Now I get to hope that the medicine wont make me put on the weight I just spent all year working so hard to take off. I still have 50 more to go anyway!