Good morning everyone!
Today is my 43rd birthday! It will also be the first birthday in about 5 years that my dh will be home on. I’m SO pleased! If only my bdays could be on Fridays or the weekend every year, huh? Dh should be home by mid afternoon.
It’s a most GORGEOUS day out already. We were down in the low 20’s last night here, but we’re to be mid-upper 60’s as our high today. Then about 10* warmer still tomorrow…but then the cold/rainy weather is coming back in on us. I’m SO ready for summer. lol
On my agenda today…well..nothing really. I’m hoping to stitch and crochet and read and watch movies and just take it easy with my family. Unfortunately my ds woke up sick this morning. Head cold and the works. He said he started getting stuffy last night poor thing. I should have seen it coming. When he is in the incubation period of getting sick, he gets cranky and doesn’t want to do his writing and such. Now I know why (btw, he DID end up doing his writing…lol). So I’ll have to keep an eye on him.
Dd is feeling better. She is going to try to go to school on Monday. She’s been out the past 2 weeks. She did try 2 of those days to go to school, but after an hour called for me to come and get her. She was falling asleep in class. She’s so tired of being tired. I can’t say as I blame her. I pray that the mono will subside very soon and get her back to normal energy level.
As for me, I got my tsh levels back yesterday. Quite interesting. Okay…let me kind of give you Reader’s Digest of my thyroid issue…
I started 5 years ago with thyroiditis. I had it for a year…so they thought that was what I had… then, over the past 4 years my tsh levels have been going up and down like a roller coaster NEVER leveling out. For the cycle to go from low to high back to low has taken a year each time it’s done it. The doc told me that eventually I would be hypOthyroid, but we had to wait for my tsh to go up and stay there before they could do anything. Come to 2.5 years ago when we moved here. I didn’t get an endo doc, just used my gp. My levels continued to rollercoaster. I went last November to an endo doc and he tested me for anitbodies because he had a feeling of what I had because of the up and downs. We went back and I had tested positive for Grave’s disease antibodies. NOT Hashimoto (which is what the other endo doc in CA thought I has without testing me). This doc said that Grave’s disease can do this up and down with the tsh levels for YEARS…he had one patient that it did this for 10 years. I told him NO NO NO! lol Do you know how hard it is for your levels to yo-yo like this and what it does to my poor metabolism as well? Sheesh! So, he said I needed to test tsh every 3 months…
Okay…if you’ve read this far…GOD BLESS YOU! Reader’s digest version went out the door…ROFL
When I was there in November my levels had started already going up from just 2 months before. In Sept 05 I was at .06, in Nov 05 I was at 1.58…yesterday my level was at 1.16. What does that mean? It means that it’s not an entire year anymore on my ‘cycles’ of my tsh. It will be interesting to see what it is in 3 more months.
I also was told by my Mom that no one in her family ever had thyroid problems. I found out yesterday from my sister that my aunt Jean (my mom’s youngest sister) had partial thyroid removal years ago and that she’s having problems again right now. So, I’ll be calling her today as I know it’s hereditary usually from the Mom’s side. And it normally passes from mother to daughter. It’s why my dd now has to be tested every 6 months as per the endo doc.
Well…if you read all of that you are a saint! And I’m ready to go check on dd and ds and then think of something for lunch for us all.
Big hugs and enjoy your day!!