Well at the risk of very much dating myself, turn on your speakers and laugh with me at life. I remembered this song from my high school days and thought it needed to accompany this post. It has been a long time since I have mentioned my health but have had many emails inquiring so thought I would place an entry about how things are. I have been to the hospital three times this past week for various appointments. I had to see a neurologist as my endocrinologist wanted me to see him since she thought I have carpal tunnel in both hands. After an hour and half of examinations, he told me that it was not carpal tunnel. I had expected that as I have pain in both my hands and my feet. I also have major itching all over my body. I have generally not been feeling like I have control again which was how I felt back in April before my thyroid stopped working. He told me that I have a rare side effect from Hashimoto's disease. Pain is common but the itching is from the antibodies my body is producing attacking the small nerves around my entire body.
I then saw the endocrinologist again and she told me that I do have Hashimoto's disease but that my thyroid levels are rising once again. I need to increase my dosage of medicine again. That explains why I have felt like my body was out of control again and also becoming very cold. Poor Jos has had to put up with me turning the heat up. He keeps wrapping me up in blankets so he can turn it back down.
Good news for two things. My neck has reduced by one full centimeter since I had the radioactive therapy. Woohoo! I also have two asthma medications I take now as I have a chronic airways infection that are really working well. I can even take walks again without coughing and gasping for air.
On Monday, I have yet another visit to the hospital to go to the dental surgeon. We had this planned for last January but I had to put it off because of the breathing problems and coughing. It now can no longer be avoided. I am not looking forward to it. He has to remove a molar that a very bad dentist damaged. It has been infected for four years and I am scared as to what he will find when it gets it out. I am hoping the jaw bone is not affected.
Now on to something bright and cheerful and new in my living room. I found these pretty pillow covers in a discount store here in Holland. I love them! They are cream which works so well with my cocoa brown couches. They stand out nicely again my quilts also. Currently, I have a charm (postage stamp) quilt I just finished laying over the back of one of the couches. It is fun to come across something like this since I don't crochet myself.
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend? It is a rainy autumn weekend here. We took a drive to look at the leaves today. It is so bright and colorful against the grey skies. Just breathtaking.