things are getting back to normal

full disclosure here- no makeup *ack*
i've been quiet lately....i'm not apologizing- life's gotten/been busy! moving into the new house and Davis coming home for R&R.

there's one more thing that i've been quiet about til is was all said and done. i've been having issues with my thyroid which is nothing- i read somewhere that 1 in 5 women have thyroid issues, so i'm nothing special. but there for a while, before my diagnosis (hashimoto disease), i thought i was going crazy. lots of blood work, 4 different doctors, MIRs, biopsies were taken and tested. the "C" word came up....blah blah blah, you know the drill...

so yesterday i had my first ever surgery to remove the right side of my thyroid and it was test and *thankfully* it came back negative for cancer... *yay*

i'm resting and taking it easy. my dad is staying with me.  it's really sore, but the sore i can take- it's the itching under that tape that is driving me crazy :) swallowing feels like i'm trying to swallow a dry golf ball...yesterday was the worst- i keep coughing and burping up all that crap you get in your lungs from the anesthesia and it tasted HORRIBLE. i bet i brushed my teeth 16 times :)

so i promise once things heal up, i promise to get this blog back to quilty things. i do have some pictures to share of the last quilts i quilted before the big move, i'll post those later this week.


 

29 comments:

  1. Been there....have Grave's disease and the thyroid eye disease that goes with it. Once you heal---yes you will---and the medication starts working things will improve. For now, scratch somewhere else because it is healing. glad you got a good diagnosis.

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  2. Poor girl. You've been through some tough times. I hope this latest healing marks a full recovery. I hope you feel so good after this that you can forget what you've been through.

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  3. Wow, I'm glad you're okay. Get all the rest you need for now and worry about quilting later. Unless it's part of your therapy!

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  4. That photo looks great. Love the quilty phone case. Then you have all your surgery jewellery. Let your dad look after you. They love to know they can help.
    After recovery - quilting therapy.

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  5. Sorry to hear you had to go through all that, but it's so grand to hear you're on the mend. Take care of yourself, mend and then we'll get to the quilting stuff. Glad too you've got someone with you.

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  6. Glad you are back.Hope you are better and have a speedy recovery!!

    Take care and vig big hug.

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  7. Hugs -take a good luxurious time recovering!

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  8. Good news about the negative test results. Take it easy and let others take care of you. I had Hashimoto's, as well. Stick with Synthroid. The generic brands don't work as well for thyroid meds.

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  9. Oh my goodness. I hope you are finally on the road to recovery. Thoughts, prayers and quilty hugs are sent your way.

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  10. Sending lots of sympathy and good wishes. Take care of yourself, and give yourself time to heal properly.

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  11. Awwww Shannon. It's no fun at all going through all that for sure. I definitely agree with GeeMa about sticking with Synthroid. Generics didn't work for me either.
    Take care and now that you've got that behind you just concentrate on getting well.
    Here's a gentle ((hug)) from me to you.

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  12. I understand you feeling like you were going crazy, I felt much the same when I had thyroid troubles
    So glad your tests came back negative.
    Take it easy and rest up till you feel well.

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  13. Take care of yourself. I'm looking forward to seeing you and some of your great quilts at the ECQG show in June.

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  14. Very interesting reading the comments as I have been taking the generic for Synthroid for years. I don't know how well it has been helping me as I am always tired, my hair is sooooooooo gray (thank you Loreal) I could compete with any granny. And my weight is NOT where it should be for as hard as I work at it. Maybe I should try the name brand. I am glad you got a good diagnosis, and are on the road to recovery. Maybe some popcicles would make things feel better on the inside. Definitely quilt therapy will help!

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  15. What a nightmare! I'm glad things are getting better but take time to heal.

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  16. Oh my! So glad you are on the road to recovery and surgery and medication can handle your issue! Let your dad and the pups love on you and make you feel better. And I agree, quilting therapy is the way to go! My prayers and quilty thoughts are with you!

    Edie

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  17. rest and get back to your old self! hugs and good wishes to you

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  18. You poor dear! I totally empathize. At least you can show a picture of your incision... mine is most definitely X-rated. And I can empathize with the under-the-bandage itching. Nuts-driving, isn't it? The good news is that we're both past the "C" word, and that's a blessing. Hang in there. Heal well. Normal is definitely preferable.

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  19. So sorry you've been ill. I've missed your posts. Hope this takes care of the problem for you & all will be well

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  20. Shannon! Bless your heart! That's a yucky incision, and you gotta just laugh about your poor eyes, huh? So sorry you had to go through that, but thank goodness you're cancer free. I'm glad you have a diagnosis so they can start the correct treatments for you. It's the most frustrating thing in the world to have something wrong and they can't figure it out.

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  21. Get well soon! Take care!

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  22. Glad the results were positive. Get well, Kathie

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  23. Take care, Shannon. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  24. Feel better, fight for the synthroid if you have to. I'm one out of the five as well, very frustrating illness. Hopes and prayers you heal quickly and are back to quilting soon!

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  25. Hope you feel better soon. Try rubbing next to the itch. I find sometimes it fools my body into thinking I'm rubbing the itchy part :)

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  26. Hello. It is me the other female Shannon. I had the right side of my thyroid removed about 18 years ago. I had a nodule growing on it. Sorry to here about your illness. I'm sure you are feeling better by now. Hang in there!

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