Monday, November 27, 2006

No News

Visited the surgeon this morning and got my sutures out. Still haven't gotten a really good look at my scar - it remains covered up with tape. My husband has surprised me by being fascinated with the wound. I think it's freaky and avoid looking, but not him. Plus, I swear he watches me drink to see if liquid is going to start leaking out my throat.

Unfortunately the pathology has not been done yet on the thyroid. Guess that isn't surprising because of the holiday. Also, I misunderstood the resident. Turns out that he told me it was the lymph node that was benign. They'd just had to take it out because it was in the way - not because it was cancerous. So don't know what it is up with the thyroid at all.

I'm feeling better. Less fuzzy, which is excellent. Have an appetite back - actually ate pizza last night (pineapple, ham and onion - my favorite). Generally I feel pretty much the same now as before the surgery - no over- or under-active thyroid symptoms. Hope I'm going to be one of those people who easily finds their dosage level.

I finished reading Max Brooks' World War Z yesterday. A novel about the Zombie war. Probably not the happiest reading I could have been doing, but certainly so far removed from reality that I was able to escape myself.

Hubby and I finished the first couple discs of Stargate SG-1 Season 9. I miss Jack, but have been very pleasantly surprised by Cameron Mitchell. Fun character and he has a bit of that Jack levity. Plus it was fabulous to have Varla back for awhile - I hope she makes a return appearance soon. I'm so not into the whole Jaffa thing - hope we don't have too much of their politics - rather boring.

I've become sucked into Sudoku. I bought a whole book with a variety of levels, but the easy and mediums are too boring. I'd rather be challenged and lose badly than do win without making my brain hurt. I've just started doing those again today, so that's another sign that I'm becoming functional.

Lily must think I'm doing better now too. Up until last night, she has slept curled up at my side and not left the entire night. I've been drugged up enough that I'm not tossing and turning, so it's easy to sleep with my arm around her. Very sweet. And Pokey has been extremely sweet - she spent hours and hours curled up on my sweetie's lap while he watched old movies on TCM this weekend.

I haven't quilted in at least a week though. Way back then, I put aside Cranky Witch and started working on Merry Penguins - I want that one finished and up on the wall. I'm doing free hand fans in a spiral around the border, but in the center I'll just go in one direction. I'll show you a pic one of these days. Quilting isn't a good thing for me to do right now. Looking downward is hard - it closes up my throat and makes it hard to breathe. I'll be glad when my throat is back to normal.

21 comments:

Judy said...

I'm so happy you are feeling better and more normal every day. I didn't have any sutures to remove, I didn't think about that. I had one long running stitch with a know on the end that fell off after a few weeks.

Funny about hubby watching you!!I told you I walked around with my hand on my throat for 2 weeks thinking if I let go and looked up, my head would topple right off!!

Glad you are feeling better!

Lois R. said...

I have been thinking about you. So glad to hear that you're feeling better.

Elaine Adair said...

Hi Tonya:

Glad that you're feeling a bit better and are back home in a comfortable place.

You are probably not feeling much like blogging yet, but when you do, I want you to look at my recent post, a Confusion Quilt. That's about as Wonky as a person can get! You've been after me to 'loosen up' .. just wanted you to know I AM occasionaly, as loose as a goose, according to my DH.

I was shocked to see I did not yet have you on my Bloglines -- you are now. 8-)

Feel good, better each day.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

OH OH!! Sudoku is highly addictive and will most likely cut into your quilting time. I've been hooked for a bit over a year and it sure has cut into mine. Aargh! The aspect that amazes me, is the different levels/ways of "seeing" that one set of numbers.

Glad you're feeling better. Welcome back!

Cheryl said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! May each new day bring improvement. I think of you as I work on my fans each evening....enjoy Sudoku-ing while your quilting is on hold. I LOVE the difficult levels...

candyschultz said...

Then we shall look upon some quilting as a sign that you are almost back to normal. Great you are starting to do some of the normal things again.

joyce said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are starting to feel better. It takes time but hopefully each day will bring a big improvement. Hope all your news is good.

Laurie Ann said...

Good to hear from you. I've been wondering how you were and am glad to hear that you are healing up. Welcome back to blogland!

floribunda said...

hi -- glad you're feeling less fuzzy! I also got sucked into sudoku, and then I discovered www.websudoku.com == where you play online. Now I can't do it on paper anymore!

Kathie said...

That Sudoku is dangerous stuff. Suddenly two hours have gone by without any needlework getting done. They say it wards off senility--I guess that's a desirable thing. LOL

Finn said...

Hey Ton,good to see you up and moving amid the living..*VBS* Glad it all went so well, keeping fingers crossed for a positive outcome. When I read the part of DH watching for leaks, I though.."oh,oh...too many sci fi flicks..LOL"
You and Frankie...leaking liquids..*VBG* Hugs, Finn

Susan said...

Glad you are feeling more normal! And SG-1 really does well with Cameron - you will see Varla again. I really miss Jack, too. There's no one quite like him. I also miss Janet, though Lexa Doig is one of my favorite SciFi actresses.

Do you watch Atlantis, too? And Battlestar Galactica? That one surprised me a lot. I was all set not to like it, having liked the original so much (though it's hokey now, I still like it). However, I like it very much.

Fiona said...

Drat that bloglines - it's only just updated you. Really pleased to hear you are getting back to normal and able to eat! Sounds like all went well.

Lynn Dykstra said...

My sisters said they felt like pez dispensers when they had their thyroid surgeries.
My goal for the new year is to work on some of your free formed letters--I will send you photos of my progress.

KCQuilter said...

So good to hear that you've made progress! Hang in there.

Tazzie said...

I'm so pleased to hear that you're beginning to feel better. How fun that you've become addicted to Sudoku, I resisted the pull a few months ago, but have become a hard core addict!
Don't stress about the quilting, just do what you can when you can. Your body will tell you when you're ready.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Ann said...

Tonya, been thinking about you. So glad to hear things are going well for you after your surgery. Will keep saying the prayers for a good report from the pathologist. The wait is always so hard. TC and watch those "leaks".....have to say, that was funny. The things we think of.

Clare said...

Ever so pleased to see you back and sounding very "up". Glad those puddy chats are giving their Mum some love too. Bet they missed you terribly.

Dawn said...

Sorry, but your comment about your husband waiting for your drinks to squirt out your neck is humorous! It gave me a good laugh.

Shelina said...

We have been regularly watching Heroes too. It is one of those rare shows that we make sure we are home to watch, and remember to turn the tv on specifically for that show. (We watch Prison Break while we tape The Class, then watch Heroes, and then watch the taped version of the Class.) So Monday nights we are TV zombies.
I also like playing sudoku. I like the web version - www.websudoku.com because you can type in your guesses so you have fewer numbers to pick from.

Folkartist said...

Hi, Tonya! Too too funny about the Ghoulish Husband. Read several of your posts at once, catching up; am so glad that you are recovering well and have the Florida trip planned.