This isn’t necessarily about surgery but it pertains to the life I’ve dealt with the last year. As most of you know, I have Graves Disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid. I had radical treatment Feb. 4, 2005, which was to take radioactive iodine to kill off the thyroid. The Graves causes overactive thyroid but once you kill off the thyroid it causes severe underactive thyroid so you have to take supplements of the hormone for the rest of your life. Anyways, it takes a while to get the right dosage because it takes a while for the thyroid to die and then to build back up the thyroid hormone.
Today I found out that for the first time I had “normal” function with my thyroid. Well, not normal function, but normal levels of the hormone is in my system. That means I am euthyroid. I am hoping that this will help my metabolism. Even if it doesn’t, it will be nice to not have the crappy effects of having underactive thyroid.
On a less happy note, I am sick and have been home all day today and will remain home tommorrow. I have a kidney infection, which is very much not amusing. My temp is down but still high so I’m trying to get in my fluids. I can hardly eat but I have managed to get in half a cup of tomato soup and some meatballs today.