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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lucky Me!

Lucky me!    Last March I had the normal blood tests but they came back that I was hyperthyroid.  So now what?  Well, my general practitioner had several tests done and decided that I should see a specialist, Dr. R
At this point I will say thank goodness for insurance!
So off I go with the results of my tests to meet with a very serious Endocrinologist Dr. R.  No cracking jokes in his office, let me tell you.   He decided that I would take the radiation pill ($4000.) for that little pill. and the hopeful results would be that it would cause some of my thyroid to not work but not kill off all of the thyroid.   So I took the pill and heard all the jokes about glowing in the dark.  But no kidding, my family could not get real close to me for a few days because of the radiation.  My throat was a bit sore for a week but that was it.

Then I was instructed to go live my life and don't worry about it, we would check the results in July.
OK.  Don't worry about it.
Ah yeah, sure.

To be honest, I did not worry about it.  I spent the next three months planning the pool that we just installed.  And here it is, JULY!!!!
The pool is in and it is time to get the results.

I went for a blood test last week and then saw Dr. R.  He had good news for the most part.  The pill has dropped the thyroid from hyper to normal but, and isn't there always a but, if it still continues to drop I will probably become one of the many with hypothyroidism.   Another blood test is planned in a month to see how I am coming along.

I am one of the lucky ones.  It is not cancer.   I do not have to have surgery.   The worse that can happen is thyroid medicine for the rest of my life.  
Again, thank goodness for insurance.

So like I said, Lucky ME!
Hey, and what does that thyroid do? 

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the front of our necks. It stores and produces hormones that affect the function of virtually every organ in our bodies. Thyroid hormone (Triiodothyronine or T3) regulates our metabolic rate and is associated with modest changes in body weight and energy levels. Major targets of thyroid hormone are the skeleton, the heart and the metabolic machinery of every cell.
Read this if you wish but it is involved in almost every part of  your body.  Pretty important, right?
So lucky me is going to end this story for now and go to bed.   Lucky me!!

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