Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thyroid Thursday

This morning I left the house at 8am with Heidi and James. I took them to my MIL, then headed down the block to the hospital to eat some yummy iodine capsules (no injections or drinks for me) and meet the Nuclear Medicine person who would do the scan 4 hours later.
I saw Dr. Reid in the waiting area and she came by and asked if I was getting my scan and I said yes. She said, "Good! I'm anxious to get those results because you are going to feel so much better when we treat you! Your count was really high."
"Really high?" I asked.
"Yeah, it really surprised me you haven't had heart problems or other complications yet. So we'll get you well..." she said as she patted my shoulder and walked away. Hm.

Well, if all that is true, then I can't wait, either!

So I went back to my MIL's where we sewed 7 new curtains for the kindergarten reading area and played with James and Heidi. I felt fine (except for the profuse sweating, still!). Rich came there for lunch and I went back to the hospital for the scan. I layed down on this skinny cot thing with a rolled up towel under my neck to tilt my head back. Then I was slid into this big halo thing with a cone-shaped lens thing pointing at my throat and I had to hold still for 7 minutes, three times (different angles), and then for a few minutes for some other images. I was there for a total of an hour and 15 minutes. I have to go back at 8am for a scan that will take about 5 minutes. I hope it goes that fast!

So I feel fine, but everyone was acting all shocked about how much iodine my thyroid had absorbed already. I am excited to get it all straightened out, but I am praying for NO SURGERY! I HATE surgery and even going to the hospital, so I hope it can be medicated!

Anyway, I am just still a little drowsy from the other meds and I have some underlying anxiety about having a disease, but it's all good. I ran into a good friend last night at the grocery store and we talked for a while. She has a BS in Family Health so she was familiar with the illness and was so empathetic about ALL my problems (she's a really cool Mom-friend--you know, the kind you TOTALLY relate to, but never get to really hang with because you both have lots of kids and church callings? I love her, and I really feel like God sent her here for me 2 years ago!). Anyway, this afternoon right as I was leaving to pick up Addie, she came by with flowers, and bag of dinner, and the following sweet note with the flowers:


That last line is SOOOO awesome! I am going to remember it forever! I cried when she left because I was so touched and I felt my Heavenly Father's loving care through her actions. The following words came to mind as I drove over to get Addie, still thinking about this kind act:




Each life that touches ours for good

Reflects thine own great mercy, Lord

Thou sendest blessings from above

Through words and deeds of those who love



For worthy friends whose lives proclaim

Devotion to the Savior's name

Who bless our days with peace and love

We praise thy goodness, Lord above.

***
If you read this, BROWN LEG, thanks so much for your kindness! My family (and I ) really loved the dinner and the flowers make me happy each time I see them!

(PS: Jennifer, thank you for looking out for me, too! I appreciate your thoughtful messages on the phone today--as you've read, I was gone until about 3:30, then knee-deep in kids ever since, but I felt your love and thank you for being such a good and loyal friend!)


So farewell until later, y'all...
PS: Speaking of Family Health issues, my nephew TJay was diagnosed with Kohler's Disease in his foot and has a cast on it...poor guy. TJay, we hope your foot gets better soon!

17 comments:

shoeaddict said...

Wow... heart problems?? I'm glad you're getting this fixed NOW!

Hope you get the answers you want and that the treatment is simple.

Blessings to you and your sweet, sweet family!

Laura said...

Jamie, I love you, I really really love you. Your in my prayers.

Jenn said...

I'm glad to hear that things are moving along...let me know if you need anything..and I mean ANYTHING!
Love yous!
Jenn

jILl PeTeRsEn said...

I know I can't do anything from afar but you were and are always there for me in my time of need even if it was just a comforing phone call. So, If a phone call is all I can do at this point I will! We are all praying for you as well! I love you sis

Geo said...

Hey, darlin'. I love that woman too for loving you and being the Lord's hands. Isn't it marvellous when you can feel the Lord's love holding you up like that?

I want you to be well. I want you to be well soon. I want you to be well without exception, without hesitation, without reversal.

Your heart has been kept safe maybe because it's been so busy loving, and that is always a strengthening choice, like the very best tonic. You just keep up the good work and trust in God.

I love you! It sounds like this is something your medics can deal with easily, and I am so grateful for that. I am praying for you, dear Jamie, love.

Anonymous said...

wow-- I'm glad you got this detected anyway!

what a sweet note from your friend..

cmhl.

Becky said...

I'm glued to the blog to see the results! You're going to be fine. (I know it makes some people crazy to hear that, but it really sounds like you are in good hands). We'll be rooting for you.
XXXOOO!

Happy Gilmores said...

I hope the rest of us can keep up with you once you get better! Love you guys!

AuntieM said...

Maj, Love you darlin'. Hope that you can withstand the slings and arrows of the process of finding a solution to what's happening to your little body. There will be days that are most trying. But hold to the knowledge that you will be able to withstand the natural processes of healing when they find the correct meds for your illness. I wish you a most joyous Birthday tomorrow and I love you so very much. Auntie M

Happy Gilmores said...

Hope you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Misery Loves Company said...

James,
I know that you will be blessed. Illness is a trial, pain is even worse...I know that you will feel better on the meds and you will be able to be the mother you want to be. I know all too well how being sick takes away from your ability to meet the needs of your kids...I love you so much!! I can't wait to be close enough to come and help, or just visit... love ya mom

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