Saturday, November 25, 2006

Hanging in There

I'm hanging in there. It's taking seemingly forever to recover from the thyroidectomy, even tho I've felt tons better every single day. I just want to instantly be well. No surprise there.

I'm still on pain meds and a bit fuzzy. Not as much as before tho. As I said, getting better every day. I think the resident told me that the immediate tests on my thyroid showed that the nodules were benign. I was a bit out of it when he was talking to me though, so I'll have a much better idea of how the surgery went after meeting with the surgeon on Monday.

Thanksgiving was pretty pathetic here. My darling sweetie ate a chicken pot pie and I was able to eat a couple of crackers, as well as jello and applesauce(during the day, not all at once). Sweetie made me a pumpkin pie (made as in put it in the oven and cooked it) so I was able to have some of that last night.

I put up our limited Christmas decorations. We have our Egyptian applique stockings (to read more about them, go here) which are bright and happy.

I'm having a hard time focusing on this, so I'm going to sign off now. Ya'all take care.

27 comments:

carol said...

Hey, Tonya, I am so glad you're back. I missed you. I've got my fingers crossed that all goes well on Monday with the surgeon. Take it easy and watch a Cary Grant movie, that always makes me feel better when I am blue or under the weather.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Glad you're on "your way back". I've missed you. Hope all is good news on Monday.
Thanksgiving in our house was pathetic, too. My husband had come down with a bad cold, so we ended up having scrambled eggs. He's on the mend and we'll have our turkey with all the "fixings" tonight.

juryizout said...

I am so glad they were benign! Take care of yourself, and let your hunny spoil you.

P.S. That stocking rocks!

candyschultz said...

Glad you are on the mend. It is hard to wait for health to return. I am so glad it sounds promising and hope all news is good on Monday.

dot said...

So happy to hear the surgery went well. I was surprised to see a new post today, surprised but pleased. I like your stocking. Take care and know the quilts will be waiting for you as soon as you are well. Rest and recover.

Cindra said...

Great news! And you are feeling better daily. Don't push youself and listen to what your body tells you. Rest when needed.

Mama Koch said...

Good to see you back among us. Take care and get well. You can always have a Thanksgiving. Just focus on getting well.

Sweet P said...

I'm glad to see you posting. You seem to be getting better. Your DH is sweet to have made a pumpkin pie for you.

JudyL said...

So good to hear from you. I think you're doing great to even be on the computer. Take your time and take care of yourself!

Could it have been a year since I saw those stockings? How time flies!

Hope you're feeling much, much better soon and I'll be looking forward to hearing the surgeon's report.

Judy L.

Dawn said...

Glad to know you are at least surviving. I was so glad when Bonnie posted that you were ok. And I"m glad your doing fine. Hang in there. Once your better it will be so good to not have to worry about it.

Hedgehog said...

So glad to see you up and blogging! Take care of yourself. Pumpkin pie sounds like great medicine. :)

QuiltingFitzy said...

Really happy to see your post, and glad you are on the mend.

ForestJane said...

Ahh, great to see you up and around on the web... hope the sweetie and the kitties are taking good care of you and purring up a storm to heal you!

And who needs a Thanksgiving dinner when you have benign nodules to be thankful for instead?

(((HUGS)))

KCQuilter said...

Good to "hear" from you again! I hope you feel back to normal soon.

Dormouse said...

Glad to see you back. Glad everything went well. Try not to get too frustrated with your recovery, it is SO frustrating that getting better doesn't happen instantly. :D

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Great you are well, I have regularly checked on you for news. Keep resting. T

Hanne said...

Good to hear the good news and see you up if not about - yet.
Hang in there.

Kathie said...

Very happy to see you in boldface in my Bloglines this morning! If you are up to posting, you are well on the mend. Hoping you have nothing but good news from the surgeon tomorrow. hang in there!

YankeeQuilter said...

If I didn't hear from you today I ws going to track you down! Hang in there!
Siobhan

Susan said...

Good to hear from you, and know you are improving daily.

Dianne said...

So glad you've got this behind you, Tonya, and happy to have you back among the Bloggers. Rest and build your strength, and you'll soon be back to normal...whatever THAT is!

anne bebbington said...

Great to hear from you Tonya - take care and just do things at your own comfortable pace

Sandra said...

Glad the diagnosis was good and that you're on the mend. Take it easy and you'll be bloggin' and quiltin' in no time :-)

jpquilter said...

hope your appointment goes well and that your follow up care is uncomplicated
juliann

cher said...

good to hear your news Ton-and that you un-fuzzy enough to put up a photo and post! glad to hear you were well enough to enjoy some pumpkin pie too. it's hard to be patient with the getting well part...big hugs

Judy said...

Well, I'm so glad to hear from you. I was hoping you or someone could post a quick update! GLAD that the surgery went fine and good pre-news on the tumor, luck for todays visit!! I'm so happy you came through well!

Now, you will feel fuzzy and unable to focus for a while still, unfortunately, until they get your meds up and regulated. When they started mine they gave me .1 mg and for 6 weeks I was unable to focus because it was too low. Hopefully they will start you higher, but it's fine.With me they gave me that, waited 6 weeks and then checked the level, upped the dosage, waited 6 weeks then checked the level...over and over until they got the blood level right where they wanted it.

Don't be afraid to say you don't feel up to par yet, otherwise they won't know to give you more meds. Some signs you don't have enough meds are: foggyness, confusions, forgetfulness, tired arms...like you can't hold them above your head for very long, thigh muscle fatigue going up stairs (seriously they will scream)...it's called long muscle fatigue. My doctor decribed it as feeling like the world is zooming by and you are stuck in SLOW MOTION...exactly it!! I guess I should add that if they go too high you will feel like you are having heart palpatations, and super nervous, shakey. But I think they will start low and slowly go up.

They eventually moved me up to .175 and I finally felt like a million bucks!, well you and I have talked about my levels moving, I'm now on .188, but I am super sensitive to changes.

I'm so glad that at least all that part is over and done and now you can just get better. I'm not sure when you guys are transferring to Paris...in Dec sometimes? Atleast you have packers that will handle most of that so you can get better. The kitties are certainly helping I am sure, to make you feel better. Let us know if there is anything you need!! Remember that I still have that goody bag for you when you finally get over to Paris!!

Linda C. said...

Great news, Tonya. Be sure to get your rest, and don't overdo . . . it's easy to exhaust your small energy reserves in your haste to be healthy! Just keep pacing yourself . . . gently!! Hope you soon feel up to hand-stitching, and the rest will follow.
Best wishes!