Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'll have bacon with my fried thyroid !!!

Hey guys, boy I have missed you all.

Just have not had it in me to blog. I have not been feeling well for about 3 months now, and really just thought it was my RA.

But about 4 weeks ago, I had a huge knot come up on the front of my throat. A girl at work noticed it. I immediately called the dr and made an appointment for the next day. Dr said he thought it was a thyroid nodule (????? I am thinking). Anyway, he took some blood and made me an appoinment to have an ultrasound 2 days afterward (which was on a Friday). I hate having tests on a Friday - you have to worry all weekend.

Anyway, he called me on the next Tues., and said my thyroid blood test levels were WAY high, and he wanted me to have a thyroid scan and see an endocrinologist. Had the scan that Friday and went to see the endocrin. on the next Friday.

We turns out, my thyroid is hyperactive. Which has caused the following: profuse sweating and hot flashes (thought I was starting menopause), jaw pain, insomnia, weight loss (Yeah !! I have lost about 15 pounds), crazy itching, heart beating 90,000 miles an hour, and they said having lots of energy....however that is the only symptom I did not have......I have been very very tired, and felt like I had the flu.

The week I was going to the endocrin. Bear and I both really did get the flu. I was out of work for 2 days and Bear was out 3 (but shoeing horses is a lot harder than sitting at a computer). Got better and went to the drs appt on that Friday.

Dr. said that I was very very hyperactive in my thyroid. Actually that day put me on Beta Blockers because my heart rate and blood pressure were very very high. But only had to take those for 14 days.

Scheduled me to have my thyroid radiated......

So, went day before yesterday to the nuclear medicine dept at the hospital, took a pill of iodine and a small amount of radiation. Went to work.

Went back yesterday and had a scan. They use a formula to determine how much radiation to give this scan and my bloodwork.

Came back an hour later and took a radiation pill........So weird, I had to go in this tiny room, with warning signs on the door, and she took the pill out of a metal cylinder.....oooooooo - scary !!

But was fine, I am kinda quarantine for a little while. I can't sleep with or kiss (or anything else) Bear for 5 days and have to not get too close to pregnant women or children for 30 days. At least not hug or hold them.

But hoping to start feeling better soon.

Sorry I did not post this already, but I sure have asked for my share of prayers this year from you guys, and I knew it would be fine.

On to something good.

Have not really been feeling like sitting down and surfing blogs lately (But I will catch up soon), I did have a sweet message and award from MiKael over at MiKael's Mania - Arabian Horses . I love to read about her Arabian horses and showing.

Thanks MiKael.......Hugs to you (Oh and Happy Belated Birthday)

The award description:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I love it, but really do not feel worthy, especially since I have been gone for a while now, and not been sharing.....but it is going to make me a better blogger......and hopefully I will be feeling better.

Here are my eight picks:

A Cowboys Wife


MidWest Horse

Laughing Orca Ranch

Pony Girl Rides Again

Cowboys, Kids and Sunsets

Nuzzling Muzzles

Horseshoeing Housewife

All Things Horse

Oh Horsefeathers

OK, I know that is 10, but you guys are my peeps, and I love you all......You check on me, you pray with and for me, and you are all around just great gals......and I love ya......

Show season is starting on March 7th, and I have to participate in at least 8 shows to qualify for state, so hopefully I will have some ribbons to share soon !

Be back soon.......hopefully not glowing from the radiation !!!