Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's been a while

So, those of you who read my other blog, you already know whats going on with my thyroid. But for you "cancer blog purists", here it is.

I have hypothyroidism. I am low on Thyroid. Which seems funny, cause it was an 'enlarged' thyroid that got us here in the first place. The blood test confirmed that I am low, but the ultra sound came back clear, so no other problems. Good. I have been on the hormone Levothyroxin for about a month now, and honestly, not much has changed. I have noticed a little more energy during the day at work. Meaning, I am not falling asleep at my computer all day. Other than that, I just feel good. Which I will take.

The doctor wants me to get my blood drawn again to make sure the levels are good (they don't want to be giving me too much of the hormone either) and I think I will do that Thursday.

When they called to tell me the results of that first blood test they assured me that this was normal, and something they saw a lot in younger Hodgekins Disease patients, so there was nothing to worry about. Just medication for the rest of my life. I was a little bummed by this at first, but now it seems like every other person I talk to has the same thing. Some people have been on the same meds for like 25 years. And the prescription is only $4, so I can't really complain.

Well, that is the update. Thanks for coming by every now and again to check up on me. If you have any questions or you just want to talk, I am always up for the spontaneous phone call or email.


  1. Yay for more energy! I'm sorry that you have to take meds for the rest of forever, but it sounds like they are doing good for you. Lets be friends soon. I miss ya!!

  2. Hmmmmm... this makes me wonder about myself- were you blacking out alot? I've been blacking out alot and getting shakey when i'm hungry- and my doc said I might have something wrong with my thyroid- they did a blood test, but I never heard about teh results. I see him this monday- now I'm wondering if there is something wrong., Uhhhhhh cancer is so annoying. I'm so glad they figured that out for you though- and that there's a medication for you that will help- and one that's so cheap!- good to hear from you