The THYROID Thread

Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by Christine, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead Moderator

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    Hello ladies....and thank you for asking about me.
    been busy doing nothing and trying to catch up here.

    ok, at 4 months and 2 days from when the day i had the TKE, i felt really good that day!
    first day that i was pain free and able to walk without a cane.

    Mr Mac was visiting his parents out of state and due back home in 2 days.
    Since i felt so much better, decided to clean the hardwood floor in the dining room.
    (up to this point, he did all the housework for us)

    i have an oak dining table with the pedestal and the 4 legs that come out from it.
    was cleaning the space between them and moved my left foot into that hard wood
    pain was soaring in my foot.

    watched it swell and turn blue over night.
    went to ortho doc the next day, had xrays
    have 3 breaks
    #5 toe and side and top of foot.
    he also xrayed the knee in case i hit the front of the knee when i fell down.
    (knee is fine)

    go back end of september for recheck and xrays again.
    leave for orlando two days later.....

    he told me 4-6 weeks and i should be fine with the foot and no more boot.
    at this point, the foot aches and hope it improves soon.
    if not, i rent a scooter for vacation.

    i had not planned to tell Mr Mac i broke the foot as i wanted him to spend more time with his elderly parents.
    ended up telling him and he drove 13 hours to get back home....


    lmp, that is great news!
    you'll hit F & W which is one of my favorite things to do
    maybe your ds will change his mind and eat at France....
    hope your rib pains cease soon and you get a break from your health issues...
    enjoy your vacation later this month!

    christine, hope all going fine for you.
     
  2. SingingMom

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    "I Survived Hurricane Irma"! My heart goes out to the people who truly have lost their homes & possessions. It is heartbreaking. But, thank the Lord, we didn't have any problems.
    Fortunately, DD's area just lost power from 2am to 7:30pm. One tree in her complex was uprooted. Lots of leaves. But that really was it. As we drove out the following day, we did see many trees down and standing water in areas. Parks were closed Sunday and Monday and Disney paid the cast members who were scheduled, which was really nice for DD.

    The things I learned from Hurricane Irma:
    1. Floridians act MUCH calmer when a deadly hurricane is about to descend on them than NY/NJ act when "a dusting to an inch" of snow is forecasted.:rolleyes2 I was shocked how orderly and pleasant the "milk & bread" run was at the supermarket! :rotfl2:

    2. I will NEVER watch The Weather Channel or National Cable News during a storm again. The MASS HYSTERIA does NOT help people. I stopped communicating with certain family members out of the area because THEY were the reason I was getting nervous. Mom called "THEY ARE EVACUATING ORLANDO!!!" I said, "People in MOBILE HOMES." Fell on deaf ears. A friend suggested two local news channels and two FB pages and I was eternally grateful. That was where we got REAL NEWS and HELPFUL information.

    3. Everyone tells you to have a "Hurricane Kit" - batteries, flashlights, water, nonperishable foods, full tank of gas in the car, cash. The most IMPORTANT item in my personal "Hurricane Kit" was a BATTERY OPERATED FAN. :faint: News Flash: It is HOT IN FLORDIA. HOT HOT HOT. You sometimes do not realize HOW hot if you spend a lot of time inside. When the electric goes off, the AIR CONDITIONING goes off. Wow. Just Wow. :faint:

    I'm glad I was there to keep DD company. She slept until noon during the worst of the storm. I put ear plugs in at one point to try to sleep a little. DH woke me up with a text or else I would have probably slept until noon too. We played cards the rest of the day and ate snacks until the electric came back on.
    The only real disappointment about the visit was they canceled our performance of "The King and I" at Dr. Phillips Center, which was my original reason for visiting this time.

    Food and Wine was nice - our friends were in town so we did it with them. Some of my favorite items weren't there this year and the "Passholder Gift" was a cheap button, not a wine glass like past years - I don't need another glass- but DD liked having a little collection.

    When I get a chance, I'll update you on a few new restaurants we tried this time and my first stay at Coronado Springs.

    Stay well, all!
     
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  4. luvmarypoppins

    luvmarypoppins <font color=darkorchid>I am debating whether to pu

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    sinigng mom - glad you survived the hurricane

    Macraven - how is your foot?

    Christine - hope you are enjoying the start of fall and doing well

    Our trip was nice. Ds goes from day to night and I had him push me alot because I couldnt walk fast enough for him for sure. We like the Swan and the Dolphin was ok for one night. Didnt even have time to swim. Saw the pandora stuff. Ds went on the FOP himself. I had a hard time getting out of the river ride.

    Will update later. Ate at food and wine.

    Please say some prayers for ds1 as his hip replacement surgery is tomm. Dh and ds3 will be with him tomm. and ds3 will be with him thurs. as dh has a very important meeting.
     
  5. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    LMP, glad to hear you are doing well. Sounds like your trip was okay? What did you think of all the Pandora stuff?

    Did Fall actually start? It's been in the upper 80's/lower 90s for about 2 weeks now! Still wearing those summer clothes to work and feeling funny about it (YES, I have a WHITE jacket on today!!!!). Looks like it will break tomorrow and then get into the 70s. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine for it to be as hot as it wants for as long as it wants. I know what's coming when it stops....WINTER.
     
  6. macraven

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    LMP
    How did your son's hip surgery go?
     
  7. luvmarypoppins

    luvmarypoppins <font color=darkorchid>I am debating whether to pu

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    Ds surgery went well. He came home the next night. He takes lots of pain meds and uses the walker. He needed to poop lol.

    A nurse came Sat. Ds3 helped her change the dressing. Today the physical therapist is coming.

    Ds3 has been taking great care of him. Ds1 has been really moody but to be expected pain wise
     
  8. andersonsc

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    I'm hoping someone can give me some advice. My son is 18 and has been exhausted for 5+ years. He's passed 2 sleep studies. Docs say labs fine except low vit D and high testosterone. I noticed on his labs though that TSH was 1.2 last year and 2.4 now. No other thyroid tests done. The vit d meds are not helping his fatigue. He started on antidepresssnts a couple of months ago. He says he feels less depressed but just as tired with More brain fog and problems with memory.

    Could this be thyroid? Do boys have hypothyroidism?

    I just wish we could find reason for his fatigue. He's allergic to everything so did shots that didn't help. He's had tonsils out and deviated septum fixed in case these things were affecting breathing at night. Didnt help.

    I've read so many different things on what is considered normal TSH now. He's doc just says he's depressed and upped his Prozac. I don't think he's been depressed this whole time though. Help!
     
  9. SingingMom

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    Have you tried to get him an appointment with an endocrinologist? A specialist sounds like a good choice at this point. Good luck. Hope you find answers!
     
  10. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    Hey there. My son is 22 and has many of the same issues. In fact, he may be heading to a sleep study. He feels he doesn't sleep well and that causes him a lot of drowsiness during the day. He frequently needs naps. He is allergic to everything out there and his allergies are also pretty intense. He's had a full ENT workup. He does have asthma.

    IMO, your son's TSH is pretty normal and a flucuation like that is also normal. Let's just say that a 2.4 was abnormal (it's not though), I don't feel as if it would cause that sort of fatigue.

    As singingmom recommended, it wouldn't hurt to seek the opinion of an endocrinologist, but I'm going to bet that much of his issues could stem from chronic allergies. They are very taxing on the system when you have overwhelming ones.
     
  11. luvmarypoppins

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    I might go for a blood test tomm. If Ds 1 is OK with being alone for a while. That will determine if the endo will adjust my synthroid.

    Christine - do you know anything about Massey Cancer Center at VCU. One of my book Facebook friends has to go there today for a possible bone marrow transplant eval for her leukemia. I think she lives in Glouster.
     
  12. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    LMP, no I don't know anything about it; in fact never heard of it. But VCU is south of me and some of the "better" cancer centers are in DC so, in my neck of the woods, we would travel to DC versus going south to VCU.
     
  13. luvmarypoppins

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    Hi peeps
    macraven - how is your foot healing?
    Singing mom - what did you like at food and wine. I liked thee lobster roll and the ice cream at the almond place. The soup in Canada was a joke portion wise.

    Christine - the girl posted that she will need the bone marrow transplant. I dont know her well enough to say I wish she wouid go to a good place. Her life is depending on this!

    Ds1 is doing well. He both his staples out and one was stuck. The nurse told us to go to urgent care. Dh came home after she left. Looked at her stapled remover, adjusted it with a wrench and proceeded to take out the last staple. It was twisted sigh but its out Now Ds is walking with a cane, took a shower in my bathroom because it has a walk in shower and might start out patient pt on Thurs.

    Ds3 is taking me for the blood test tomm. And dh is off to Korea sat. Morning.

    Check in when you can.
     
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  15. macraven

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    Thank you
     
  16. luvmarypoppins

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    Interesting from Facebook - There is a Christian singer Natalie grant. She has over a million likes/followers. She posted that she had half her thyroid out. Will know next week if its cancer. Concerned for her voice. I don't know her music but always happy when thyroid stuff gets press.

    This week is the American Thyroid Association conference in Vancouver. Dr who almost killed me has 1 paper.

    My current surgeon Dr. P. has two papers and an oral presentation (more prestigious). At one time they told me I could access stuff from the univ. Health library. I will maybe check into it once it gets published. I will ask ds3.

    Dh made it after about 30 hrs. He had a six hour layover in Japan.

    Ds1 has pt tomm. He seems stiff and in pain today poor guy.
     
  17. luvmarypoppins

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    Got the results of my blood test. My tsh is going down. It was 2.25 and now its 1.57 so I have to take an extra synthroid pill on sundays. Then I have to get another blood test in 2 months, yup never ending. sigh.

    Dh is tired in Korea, Ds1 is doing well in pt. It will take a while I guess. Ds3 had to go walk a patients service dog at work - hmm didnt know that was in a nurses job assignments lol!

    Need to tentatively look at a december trip. Dh hasnt had a real vacation all this year sigh,. He needs one for sure.

    The singer Natalie Grant posted that she did indeed have pap cancer.She loves her dr. (surgeon)

    macraven - the dr. she mentions is at Vanderbilt and I know this is one place your were considering for your surgery. Seems like he is a good dr.

    Enjoy fall everyone!!
     
  18. macraven

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    Thanks LMP
    I was informed it would be the docs in training that are doing the parathyroid gland surgery and supervised by the specialist at Vanderbilt

    Uh, no thanks don't want to have anyone in training that has not done at least 1000 of this type of surgery
    Too risky

    So I'm back to either Chicago or Tampa

    Hope your boys are doing well and you can start making plans for an Orlando vacation fair husband and you
     

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