Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday Update~Graves Disease~My Visiters
I had a pleasant surprise this past weekend...One of my former kids Vicki and her Husband Kenny came to the island to visit... We had the nicest time. They rode bikes around the Island all day while I worked. Around 6:00 we went up town to have dinner at the Casino so Kenny could see all the go-fast boats and hear the engines roar. After dinner we had a big storm so we came back to my camp site and watched a movie together and visited. they spent the night camped out in the summer room listing to the rain patter above them....It was a perfect time together and really nice to see them..
Monday morning I received a call from my Doctor with an update on the second Blood test he had me get after receiving the results of the first one that varified the Thyroid Disease. Remember he told me that he was concerned that my other Auto Immune Diseases might affect/ play a role in my Thyroid disease.
Seems he was right and the second Blood Test Varified what we both suspected...
It came back positive for Graves Disease.
I wasn't surprised after reading tons of information about the thyroid and the diseases and complications it can cause in our over all health. Its rather strage but in a weird way I was releived as much as I was upset.
I now understand more about why I was having so much trouble with my eyes last winter and why the Eye Doctor wanted me to have the Thyroid Test done last winter. He suspected Graves Disease then.
Sadly my former doctor who ran blood work last winter and seen the results of the blood work which showed High Thyroid then but she ignored it telling me my thyroid was normal. She is no longer in practice at the clinic I go to THANK GOD. That was the second serious diagnosis she ignored with me and heaven knows how many other patients she misdiagnosed. They tell me she resigned. At any rate she is gone but it doesn't take away my anger at her note treating me months ago for my Thyroid disease. If she had I would never have found myself so sick the past months.
The good news is now I know what is wrong with me and I know it can be treated. My Dr said yesterday that the meds will also help my eye problems as well as lower my Blood pressure, possibly lower the Cholesterol, get rid of the tired exhausted feelings, ease the sweating and heat issues, releive the pressure behind my eyes and basically make me feel like my old self.. I can't wait... this has been the pitts. I feel better already.. but I'm sure that's more so because I've been able to avoid the throne and I'm not so dehydrated... so if the meds will make it even better I really have something to look forward to... being my old self soon!!
I managed to get all my houses cleaned so far.. I have two more today and then I get to take a couple of days off and head home for some R&R..hehehe.. well R&R from cleaning houses anyway..there are plenty of chores at home waiting for me... Seems it never ends the work that needs tended to...
Speaking of work it is 10 after 10 and time for me to make tracks to my first house of the day... God willing the renters were tidy and it won't be to messy...
The picture today was taken in Fla. by a friend of mine several years ago. He sent it to me and said check this out it reminds me of the Wreaths you create from shells and grapevines. It is actually coral and shells all molded together from the Sea and it washed up on the shore and he seen t while walking on the beach. Pretty cool!!
Until we meet again may your day be filled with happy moments and special memories!!