I am not sure how many day’s it’s been, but it’s 2013 now.
Things have changed dramatically in my life, and I am plodding along. I must admit life isn’t all fine & dandy as I’d hope it would be, and there’s more to this dark side then I thought there was. I just hope I pull through and not give in. But I am close to giving in. It’s just hard at the moment. I believe I will be okay, I just need to pull through.
Yesterday I had a positive appointment at the hospital with my specialist. My thyroid is getting much better, my Graves’ Disease is now manageable without taking any medication; which is brilliant news! The only problem is that I am lacking a huge dose of Vitamin D – so my bone density and what not – isn’t doing too great. I think it affects my calcium levels too. But whatever it is I have to keep up my vitamin D pills on a daily basis.
Hopefully the Vitamin D also does some kind of miracle to my happy vibes too.
Another appointment is due in June to check up on how I am going, so that would mean 6 months of no medication when it comes around to then. 6 months. I am not sure if I am going to make it through, but we’ll see. I will post again to keep a record of what’s happening. But yeah, we’ll see.
Last Monday I had my final specialist appointment for 2012.
Good news! In January I will be off medication for 10 weeks to see how I go!!
Other news… My antibodies are not the best yet, but we’ll see how it is in March 2013 to determine the next steps of recovery.
So far all good, just really unbelievable how this year has flown by and before I know it – it’s Christmas Eve today. Wonderful!! I just have to remember to continue logging my thoughts here in this blog as I used to be so active when it first started. Work has taken over my life – so I am back to workaholic mode but I am loving it. Other than that, I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas and a splendid new year in 2013!
All the best to those who have been diagnosed with Graves’ Disease – it is manageable, so chin up and carpe diem!
So I was supposed to post last night but I just ended up going to bed super early~~ Haha!
Anyway, I went to the endocrinologist and received my blood test results. No dice on remission yet.. but my liver is functioning well (that’s a good thing!) however my antibodies are still not normal yet – so yes I am still prone to sicknesses… *sigh* .. and my Vitamin D was very low.. so yeah my bones are in the danger zone (well not REALLY, but it’s just a precaution).
So I am still on 1 pill a day, I’ve jacked up my vitamin D per day for the next 2 weeks, then see how I go until December.
I’ll find out if my results are good enough to be in remission from December. I have my fingers crossed securely and I just wish I was back to normal!!!~~ My weight on average is around 45.7kgs, so I am not underweight at least.. I do want to be more toner and fitter, but that’s just me being lazy haha!! My eating habits are so far so good, no seaweed though!
And that’s all folks… I’ll update again when it’s leading closer to December!
Tomorrow is the big day.. It’s Judgement day!! I will be getting my blood test results and I have my fingers crossed that I have successfully managed my Graves’ Disease.
So anxious.. but we’ll see what happens!
I’ll update tomorrow after work~~
Eep!~ I am still here…
I had to reschedule my appointment with my specialist due to work commitments, but I will be seeing her in two weeks!~ So another blood test will be done this week, and fingers crossed hey?
So what’s new??
Work = busy, plus working super hard~! Life = going by so quickly!! My car = was a victim of a hit and run a few nights ago, so I have to get that sorted out This year is super speedy as well, I can’t believe it’s already spring time and I have to prepare Christmas presents soon!! Double eep~~
Anyway, I shall update again soon once I find out my blood test results!
Good night everyone
It’s been 2 years since my jolly doctor diagnosed me with Graves’ Disease. I remember coming in to see him for a second opinion in regards to my low immune system, heart palpitations and constant tiredness. And he requested for a blood test, then all was revealed… I was so thankful to have a name for how I was feeling, what I was going through and finally be able to manage it.
I remember going to see a cardiologist because they thought I may have a heart murmur.. they were SO wrong.. then the other doctors I visited thought my immune system was just really bad so I had infections at least once every month.. I was on antibiotics every day for ages… It was a terrible time.
So glad it’s all over, so glad that my choice to go for a second opinion saved my life. Because I don’t think I could survive mentally with what had gone through my mind during my Graves’.. It was pretty wacky.
Today, I went to visit my doctor, I got a blood test done – which will be sent to the specialist next week. I am hoping I will be off the medication soon, but I am not 100% sure… my immune system has picked up, my moods are normal, my stress levels are normal – I am barely stressed out these days… which is a great feeling. Even with a new role at work, I am able to cope and look on the lighter side of things.. If I look back two years ago; I remember the immense stress I was going through – it effected my work life, and they had no idea how to handle it. I am so glad I am at a better place now. SOOOOOOooooo glad. *nods*
Next week I’ll be able to write another post on the progress of my Graves’… and find out my blood test results too!!
I’m off to sleep, have a lovely week everyone!!~
Wah, the cold has plagued me for more than a week. So it’s really affecting everything around me at a 360 degree angle. Yup imagine a bubble of germs surrounding me and everywhere I walk, touch or set my hands on it leaves a trial of residue germs… oh and a mountain of tissues!!!~
My GD symptoms are way better after the past weeks, but I seem to get some memory relapses here and there. It’s kind of weird. … wait who am I again? hahaha Just kidding.
I’ve got my 2 years anniversary appointment with the specialist next month, looking forward to receiving my blood test results – I am sure my immune system is improving even though I am currently sick – I have a feeling this is what a normal person goes though, and it’s been years since I’ve felt this way. My recovery with the cold is interesting because after a day and a half off to rest from work, I actually got better. Then the mucous symptoms kicked in – gross I know, but it means my body is fighting the infection. Which hasn’t been happening for a LONG time now.. So yay for these symptoms, and yay for being sick and yay for recovering like a normal person.
But yeah as I was at work and my nose transformed into a tap – I knew it was time to get some cold meds to help myself. (So basically I was testing myself out like a lab rat on how long these cold symptoms last for without taking any meds)..
Anyway, I am on meds, it’s time for bed because I actually feel worse than when I was at work… Time to heal, sleep and hopefully be better for tomorrow’s working day!! *fingers crossed*
Have a fantastic rest of the week everyone!