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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fourth Follow Up (I got to a computer)

I am currently IN North Carolina. I am on my mother in law's computer for just a few moments so I thought I'd post you all an update on how I am.

My fourth appointment went pretty good. We voiced our concerns to the doc and since I have been concerned about some pressure that is off and on and the side and shoulder pains we are doing a CAT scan and an ECHO at my next 3 month follow up. He did say if the problems went away, I could cancel those at any time. They are more of a peace of mind for me, and also to make sure that fluid went away from around my heart and to kind of see what that scar tissue is doing inside of me. I personally think all the excess scar tissue left inside of me causes me a fair amount of discomfort.

Otherwise on paper I look great. Almost everything anyway. haha I was a bit anemic but with all my stress and everything lately I actually have not been eating well and even dropped a few pounds. I was not at all surprised about that. I need to pop a vitamin I think. I also need to make sure I am eating right. I am really bad about not being able to eat while I am stressed at all. I think this vacation is taking care of that. I had an open faced roast beef sandwich smothered in gravy yesterday. Oh yeah. mmmmmmm :)

I am having my thyroid levels checked too but I never know about that. I have the nodules and the whole goiter thing but it's usually normal. I still need to have it monitored. After radiation treatments thyroid problems are common. Not to mention I already had four nodules before this thing started AND my mother, grandmother and two aunts all had thyroid disease. I am kind of expecting it. It's just a matter of time.

The doc loved seeing us. We take the whole clan in at my appointments. That's all for now. I may get on again later this week but if I don't, I'll be back on the 31st!


Sandee said...

Great news all the way around. I'm very happy for you. I'm also glad you are addressing issues that you want answers.

Just have a fun time on your visit. Big hug. :)

Anonymous said...

So good to hear! Hope the vacation melts away the rest of the stress. And have a big steak for that iron!!!

Wanda said...

I'm glad to hear the good news. I'm sure you will be glad when the other tests are over though just to make you feel even more comfortable with what the Dr. told you.
Have a great trip and enjoy yourself. Enjoy all of the delicious Southern foods. LOL ;-)
Take care.

Anonymous said...

This is my first time here and you are an incredibly courageous person. Your story is is simply humbling.

Ritchelle said...

I am wishing for the best of you and Gabriela dear.Take care and God Bless!

Dori said...

You inspire me so much. Take good care of yourself :)


Great news and I hope things keep looking up for you.

o2bhiking said...

That is great to hear, Sandi! Glad you got some family visits in as well. Art