The THYROID Thread

Christine

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Hi everyone. Just thought I'd chime in again.

Had my latest endo appointment on Friday. Thyroid numbers seem to be okay (TSH 1.75). Feeling okay. The endo was *thrilled* that I had lost 15 lbs. My best friend also goes to him and we set our appointments at the same time. She has lost 30 lbs and she said she thought he was happier about it than she was. I'm sure as an endo taking care of lots of Type 2 diabetes patients, seeing weight loss makes him feel better.

Anyway, all that went well. My Vitamin D wasn't even deficient!

I ended up going to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware at the end of August. I think we got the last really HOT week of the summer and the weather was just perfect. I went out to dinner twice (haven't done that at all during the pandemic). They had two places where you could easily dine outside with lots of space, so that was a nice change.

Everyone was really good about masks in crowded outdoor spaces (boardwalk situations for instance) and it was nice to sit on a beach all day, no mask, and forget about it all.

We brought our dogs. I have a dog and my son has a dog and they just loved the beach.

Started thinking about a trip to Disney but chickened out. I think I'm still too concerned about being indoors for anything length of time with people bunched up (which rules out many of th ride queues).

Bad news/good news: found out yesterday that my son (my baby) is moving to San Diego. His S/O got a job out there and wants to go. My son has a great job here and is working remotely so, during this time, he can go to San Diego and do his job. But when everyone is called back into the office, he will get 6 weeks notice, and he'll either have to come back or leave. So we shall see. I'm excited for him because I think it's a great thing to do while you're not tied down by anything, but I realize that I probably won't see him for quite some time and I'm really down about that.

Take care everyone!
 
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luvmarypoppins

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Christine - glad you had a good endo visit and a nice beach vacation. I am sure you will miss your ds. Glad there is skype, what's app etc.

My cousin and grandkids went to Disney and the Poly in August. He said the cms were so nice in the parks and always cleaning everything and now they are going back Christmas day to Caribbean beach resort.

We survived the rehearsal brunch. The place was beautiful by the water. Of course no one was wearing masks, sigh.

The wedding was terrible. All my new dil cared about was taking pictures with her 24 person bridal party and her relatives. After 1 1/2 hours of me waiting my dh had it. We finally got 1 picture of our family with a terrible background. We missed the whole cocktail hour because of dil. The food was terrible. Ds offered to take a picture when we were eating and it was getting dark out lol. No thanks. I didn't say anything to him during our dance. Didn't see them cut the cake. You had to keep going to different rooms. D's friend got drunk and threw up in the dance floor. Oh we finally got another picture in the dark dance room.sigh. At some after party that ds3 went to the said oh there was a "mishap" with your mom and the pictures . The next day was another mini wedding. None of our family went. Nice different dress and scenery at a park restraunt, totally outside.
No one wearing masks at the wedding either sigh.

Went to the vascular surgeon today. He said the ct s showed things are getting worse. So he will do the next surgery in Oct. or early Nov. They need to coordinate and have 2 vascular surgeon and 2 cardiac surgeons all in the OR with me at the same time. About 4-5 days in intensive care again and that horrible spinal drain again. There is also a problem with my r kidney that he doesn't want to deal with now.

Hope everyone is doing well.
 

Christine

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Christine - glad you had a good endo visit and a nice beach vacation. I am sure you will miss your ds. Glad there is skype, what's app etc.

My cousin and grandkids went to Disney and the Poly in August. He said the cms were so nice in the parks and always cleaning everything and now they are going back Christmas day to Caribbean beach resort.

We survived the rehearsal brunch. The place was beautiful by the water. Of course no one was wearing masks, sigh.

The wedding was terrible. All my new dil cared about was taking pictures with her 24 person bridal party and her relatives. After 1 1/2 hours of me waiting my dh had it. We finally got 1 picture of our family with a terrible background. We missed the whole cocktail hour because of dil. The food was terrible. Ds offered to take a picture when we were eating and it was getting dark out lol. No thanks. I didn't say anything to him during our dance. Didn't see them cut the cake. You had to keep going to different rooms. D's friend got drunk and threw up in the dance floor. Oh we finally got another picture in the dark dance room.sigh. At some after party that ds3 went to the said oh there was a "mishap" with your mom and the pictures . The next day was another mini wedding. None of our family went. Nice different dress and scenery at a park restraunt, totally outside.
No one wearing masks at the wedding either sigh.

Went to the vascular surgeon today. He said the ct s showed things are getting worse. So he will do the next surgery in Oct. or early Nov. They need to coordinate and have 2 vascular surgeon and 2 cardiac surgeons all in the OR with me at the same time. About 4-5 days in intensive care again and that horrible spinal drain again. There is also a problem with my r kidney that he doesn't want to deal with now.

Hope everyone is doing well.
LMP, so sorry to hear that things aren't getting off on the right foot with your new DIL. That's just terrible. And I hate to come on here and be a judgy judger, but I'm really alarmed at the whole no-mask thing at the wedding party. Especially for you being at increased risk of complications should you catch it. My aunt (who is in her late 70s) has a lifelong friend (also same age) that recently attended her granddaughter's wedding in New Jersey. I don't know what the mask compliance was like but the ceremony itself was indoors with 150 people. Reception outside. The wedding was in late August and now they have many members of the wedding party (including the elderly grandmother) with COVID. So far so good that no one has gotten hospitalized but the older woman is really struggling with the illness and my aunt is afraid for her. I just don't understand the recklessness (but off my soapbox now....).

How could they be so inconsiderate with the photos. Just awful.

Anyway, stay healthy and best of luck getting ready for your surgery. Please keep us posted.
 
  • SingingMom

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    Christine- good for you and weight loss! I am watching what I eat, but can't seem to lose. At least I'm not gaining! Hubby had terrible pinched nerve/sciatica from a herniated disk. I've been busy with him getting him to various doctor appointments.. I need to make a ton of appointments for myself - mammo, gyno, cardiologist, eye, teeth, ..... Only one I have already set is endo!

    LMP- So sorry that you have to go through the surgery. I'll be praying for you.
    The wedding sounds terrible, what a shame. We had three weddings this year that were postponed because of COVID. I certainly wouldn't want to wear a mask on my wedding day! I rarely go anywhere that requires it. The longest time I've worn one is at church. I just can't breathe and it makes me claustrophobic !

    Our ABD Italy trip was cancelled (we got 100% back) but DD still has the time off, so she's coming home with her pup for a few weeks. We are going to Cape May for four nights, just to walk on the beach and relax. The rest of her time off will be visiting friends & relatives. She's getting sentimental that we are leaving NJ.

    Stay well, everyone!
     

    luvmarypoppins

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    Singing Mom - I hope you have a good visit with your dd

    O-21, O-21 No,it's not bingo. It's my surgery date. October 21. I called today for an update because I haven't heard from them in 2 weeks. Now they say I need a cardiac clearance. I told them before I don't have a cardiologist. So she is sending paperwork over tomm. She told me just call and take the 1st dr. they give me, gheesh. Then I have to cancel my pcp visit and make a surgical follow up visit instead. Then I need to call the endo. My head spins. They will also call me for the pre op stuff.

    I have to go in on the 20 to get the horrid spinal drain in. Visiting hours are 3-6 only. 1 person. Ds3 is working some of the time I am there. I told him send his friends to check on me.

    Dh going to Boston tomm. Until Saturday. Ds3 going to be working part time starting Thanksgiving. It was too much with full time school and internship at the Dr too.
     

    luvmarypoppins

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    Happy November everyone!
    I made it through another surgery. The vascular surgeon saved my life again. I am thanking God for sure.
    6 days in the ICU. They put the spinal drain in while I was awake in the operating room. I was screaming alot and they were saying I was doing great.
    the surgery was delayed several hours Because a resident ordered a med I wasn't suppose to have. I heard he got in Big trouble. They kept me in a coma overnight.
    glad ds was there to check on me. One time he said I'm taking a break from the crackhead in the er. The chief of cardiac surgery came in my room and ds said no I am not her nurse. I am her son. The chief high fived ds when he told him he really works in the ICU float pool. Apparently ds thought this was totally awesome, lol.
    the surgeon did some unplanned things dh said and now I think I have another stent near my liver.
    I am weak and tired. He said I am healing well and I need another ct scan in a month to see if things worked. I know he was mentioning the r kidney next. I guess I am seeing what they meant by massive damage, truly remarkable to be alive etc.
    I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Don't know what those plans will be yet.
    check in when you can.
     
  • SingingMom

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    God bless you - you've been through SO MUCH!

    Happy November everyone!
    I made it through another surgery. The vascular surgeon saved my life again. I am thanking God for sure.
    6 days in the ICU. They put the spinal drain in while I was awake in the operating room. I was screaming alot and they were saying I was doing great.
    the surgery was delayed several hours Because a resident ordered a med I wasn't suppose to have. I heard he got in Big trouble. They kept me in a coma overnight.
    glad ds was there to check on me. One time he said I'm taking a break from the crackhead in the er. The chief of cardiac surgery came in my room and ds said no I am not her nurse. I am her son. The chief high fived ds when he told him he really works in the ICU float pool. Apparently ds thought this was totally awesome, lol.
    the surgeon did some unplanned things dh said and now I think I have another stent near my liver.
    I am weak and tired. He said I am healing well and I need another ct scan in a month to see if things worked. I know he was mentioning the r kidney next. I guess I am seeing what they meant by massive damage, truly remarkable to be alive etc.
    I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Don't know what those plans will be yet.
    check in when you can.
     

    luvmarypoppins

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    Happy early Thanksgiving to all!
    In this crazy year I know we all can find some things to be thankful for. I know I sure am thankful for my faith, family and great surgeon.
    well ds1 and probably dil are not happy we don't want them here for Thanksgiving. Ds2 and dil are totally happy to stay away from everyone.
    Ds3 will probably cook most of the meal.
    Working on my tests. The endo is a nightmare. 1/2 her fault and 1/2 mine. The blood text script expired 2 days ago. Then I made a sono and combined ct appt. And they tell me there is no order from the endo for the test. Gheesh. Compliments of my telehealth phone call in May with her. So they are suppose to call me and hopefully dh can pick up the paperwork at the office closer to our house next week. DEC. 3rd I am suppose to get the sono and ct and see the surgeon dec. 15. They will tell me about the endo. I really don't care about that since she is so much farther away now and she has messed up tests before too like not ordering things.
    Check in when you can.
     

    Christine

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    Hey everyone, checking in here! Not doing too much. Having a small Thanksgiving. My parents are local in the area and we will go to their house. I rarely go out of the house. DD will join us and my son is in San Diego so we won't be seeing him.

    My DH goes to work every day at the White House (he's a tradesman, not a politician!!). They had an exposure early this week so they shut his job down and he had to get a test on Thursday. We are still awaiting results. His job won't open back up until Monday the 30th. We aren't too concerned about being positive. My DH has very little contact with this person and everyone wears a mask on the job 100%. They all worked since March with no exposures/cases so that process has worked. But this guy lives in WV (low mask compliance state) and commutes in so he picked it up at home and decided it was okay to come to work feeling sick AND having taken a test. Stupid.

    Not sure if I've ever discussed it here but I've had issues with a tendon in my ankle since Nov 2018. Finally went to another doctor for a second opinion and he's said I have done everything conservative that I can do to help this and it's now time for surgery if I want to improve. Basically they have to reconstruct my foot, so I'm thinking on that. It won't be until next year if I do it. The guy is already booking into February so by the time I make up my mind at the next appointment, I'm sure he'll be into March or April. It has a 3 month minimum recovery time. Ugggh, I just want to bury my head in the sand.

    Well, everyone have a great Thanksgiving and try to stay out of crowds!
     

    macraven

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    Christine, some doctors are so good it’s hard to get a surgery set up soon rather then later

    wish you good luck you don’t have to wait until spring for your surgery
     
  • SingingMom

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    Happy Thanksgiving! We are headed to spend it with DD because she doesn't really have enough time to fly back & forth. Still waiting for her schedule to see where we are on Christmas!
    Going to Gaylord Palms for Thanksgiving Brunch. Looking forward to it! I need a break from purging the house. Getting ready to put it on the market!
     

    Christine

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    Happy Thanksgiving! We are headed to spend it with DD because she doesn't really have enough time to fly back & forth. Still waiting for her schedule to see where we are on Christmas!
    Going to Gaylord Palms for Thanksgiving Brunch. Looking forward to it! I need a break from purging the house. Getting ready to put it on the market!
    Have a great time! Are they still doing indoor dining there are will it be outdoors. They've pulled us back here (we were at 100% and now down to 25%). Weather is getting too cold for outside dining so guess I won't be doing that for a bit.

    Enjoy the change of scenery!
     

    SingingMom

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    Have a great time! Are they still doing indoor dining there are will it be outdoors. They've pulled us back here (we were at 100% and now down to 25%). Weather is getting too cold for outside dining so guess I won't be doing that for a bit.

    Enjoy the change of scenery!
    Still doing indoor dining - with social distancing of tables. I'm getting very annoyed at this point. If we don't try to accomplish herd immunity, we are bond to be on house arrest indefinitely. We don't do this for the flu, for goodness sakes. My humble opinion is protect the elderly and compromised ill, let the rest of the public make their own common sense decisions. That's the key - we have lost all "common sense" in this country.

    off my soapbox lol Happy Thanksgiving!
     

    Dan Murphy

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    Thought I'd stop by, been forever since I have.
    Happy early Thanksgiving to all!
    Working on my tests.
    Hoping all those future tests get booked in and all go well, LMP
    I've had issues with a tendon in my ankle since Nov 2018
    Likewise, Christine, hoping your tendon surgery, if needed, goes well and not all that long off into the future.
    My DH goes to work every day at the White House
    :scared1: Yikes. That has to be the #1 spreader site in the country. I wouldn't go closer than 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. Hoping DH stays healthy.
    They've pulled us back here (we were at 100% and now down to 25%).
    We were at 50%, now back to 0% inside. Among other limitations, movies, museums and casinos all closed again. 10-15,000 new cases a day, over 100 dead every day.
    If we don't try to accomplish herd immunity,
    :scared1: They tried that in Sweden, SM. Saw on the news yesterday, Sweden has MORE than 4 times the total dead of the combined neighbors, Denmark, Norway, Finland.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    In any case, Happy Thanksgiving to you, LMP, Mac, Christine and SM. Stay safe, stay healthy. Enjoy the holiday, different as it may be this year. Next year will be different, better.
     





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