The THYROID Thread

Christine

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Christine - Wishing you all the best with your surgery. The covid test is a little uncomfortable. I felt stinging after. Did the dr. say anything about the low vitamin D? Wondering if an over the counter supplement is sufficient. Mine is so bad I need the prescription one. I saw your other post that it’s a tendon issue? And a 3 month recovery? I am sure you will be happy when you feel like you again! I take low dose aspirin for the day stuff but now a prescription too. Keep us updated. Sending healing prayers to you.
I have had bad pain the last 2 days. Dj thinks my l toes are looking more purple and my r leg more swollen. I have rested, used a heating pad and muscle relaxers as my l chest and side are so painful.
The snow and cold makes thing weary and dreary here.
We dog sat the King Cavalier. He is so cute.
Thanks to ds3 and dil1 Dh and I are getting our vaccines. Dj has to go in March to a racetrack over 1 hour away near JFK airport. I go In April to the university.
Ds2, fil, her sister and bil all got appts They opened comorbitities here. Hooray for asthma, diabetes, cancer,
Obesity, hypertension etc.
Thanks for the good wishes! I actually have a foot issue that causes the tendon to be chronically inflamed. It's called "acquired flat foot deformity" so basically my foot has collapsed over the years. Now that it's fully flat, it strains one of the tendons that supports your arch. So, they will reconstruct my foot which essentially "breaking" it in 3 places and resetting it to form an arch. This will relieve the strain on the tendon.

Good luck with the vaccine. I'm thinking I won't get one till summer!
 

luvmarypoppins

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Christine - Just wanted to wish you all the best with your surgery tomorrow. Sending you good thoughts and prayers. Keep us updated.

Ds1 told me his work is sending him to Orlando in July for a trade show. They haven’t planned anything yet but his wife will fly down for a mini vacation. Actually this is where they wanted to go for their honeymoon. I am sure they will go to Sea World too.

And my cousins daughter and family are staying at the Swan Easter week so I need to hear about that too.

Ds2 is getting his first vaccine next week so hopefully it goes well.

Everyone check in when you can.
 

Christine

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Hi everyone. Well, I'm about 5 days out from surgery and doing okay. The pain was bad for the first few days. I went home with a nerve block (with two catheters in my leg). They weren't working well and the meds in them were giving me all sorts of side effects. Something was wrong. Removed the catheters (supposed to do so on my own). One of them was against a vein and it was nicked. Couldn't control the bleeding so had to call 911 and go to the ER the day after surgery. They got it stopped but that took hours. All my pain meds wore off and I was in misery.

Things have calmed down now and pain is under control. No need for percocet anymore. I got to get a hard cast put on Wednesday. It's been a wild ride.

Thanks for asking LMP. I can hear in your writing that you are wistful to go to Disney! I've been sitting here reading about people's tri[s and such and I'd love to go. Maybe next year.

I did find out that my son, who is now in San Diego, is going to come home for a week in April. It will be good to see him.
 

luvmarypoppins

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Christine - Happy to hear that you made it through the surgery but that vein incident must have been scary!
Hoping each day is better for you as you rest and heal. It’s good that you have your sons visit to look forward to.
Dh, ds2 and I got our 1st covid shots. Ds3 got us appointments at a hospital pop up for their own patients at an indoor soccer gym. Ds2 went to the racetrack. That would have been an almost 3 hour round trip for Dh. Our combined side effects were sore arm, back, shoulder, headache and tiredness.
Just found out one of the authors I read had thyroid cancer. They only took out half her thyroid because her surgeon said the other side was fine and now finally 4 months later she is getting synthroid, Levo etc. I am almost afraid to ask her anything but her care seems...lacking??
 

Haimia

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You had to remover your own catheters!! Wow, I thought the doctor would do that in a follow up visit. Sounds like the doctor should have done it, as you had a problem that required an ER visit. No fun for sure. Glad to hear you are doing better now! Hope healing continues event-free!

Luv, yes, I agree on your author's care. Four months after surgery and she FINALLY gets synthroid!! That is a bit ridiculous!! I would have had to have a second surgery to remove the other side if my removed half was cancerous. I opted for the total removal to avoid a second surgery - other side was not working correctly, anyway!! Hope she does well!
 

Christine

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You had to remover your own catheters!! Wow, I thought the doctor would do that in a follow up visit. Sounds like the doctor should have done it, as you had a problem that required an ER visit. No fun for sure. Glad to hear you are doing better now! Hope healing continues event-free!

Luv, yes, I agree on your author's care. Four months after surgery and she FINALLY gets synthroid!! That is a bit ridiculous!! I would have had to have a second surgery to remove the other side if my removed half was cancerous. I opted for the total removal to avoid a second surgery - other side was not working correctly, anyway!! Hope she does well!
Yes, I had to remove them. The catheters were designed for easy patient removal. For the most part, that's the way it goes. Both of them came out super easy but the one was obviously leaning on a vein. Totally the fault of the anesthesiologist and I think he should have "redone" it when he knew it wasn't good. Oh well. Still have a huge bruise from it but it's starting to stop hurting. I'll never get one of those things again even though my surgeon said he's never seen a previous issue with them. I feel like everything happens to me!

Got an appointment for my first vaccine on Tuesday. Getting Pfizer it seems. I'm kind of scared.
 
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Haimia

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Oh, Christine, I hear you about the "everything happens to me"! I have had trouble with stitches - in particular the vicral (sp?) stitches that are dissolvable. My body does not like them, my body spits them out and does not heal with them in me! I have had incisions open and had to have the incision repaired because of vicral!
 
  • luvmarypoppins

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    Christine- How was your vaccine?

    Monday Dh, ds2 and I got our 2nd shots. Ds2 has had sore arm, tiredness, headache, brain fog and body aches. Dh only had a sore arm and I had headache, brain fog, tiredness and really sore arm yesterday. Today is good. Oh I also had more ringing in my ear than usual.
    Ds1 has to go to Orlando in July for a trade show. Dil is going and they will make it a belated honeymoon. She doesn’t want to get vaccinated because she heard there could be fertility issues? Don’t know what ds1 is doing.
    Ds3 said last weekend hospital wide they had 10 covid admissions. He is working Thursday- Friday but now I won’t feel so stressed when he comes home etc. He is going to Puerto Rico mid April.
    Hope @singing mom is doing well
    Everyone check in when you can.
     

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