As the day wore on yesterday, my throat and neck were feeling worse; almost unbearable. I sent the kids outside to play and I laid down in my bed with an icepack on the front of my neck. I finally called Josh and told him that I really needed to go to the clinic. He took everyone but the baby with him to church and I headed to the clinic with a 25lb. baby carrier hanging off of my arm. I told the doctor what my symptoms were, he felt around my neck, asked a few questions, and confidently said,
“You have subacute thyroiditis and I’d like to run some lab work to check your thyroid levels. This is very rare. I’m thinking you may need to pay another visit to Dr.Terris (my thyroid surgeon) and just let him take the rest of that bad boy out.”
Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but it definitely explains all of my symptoms and why my antibiotics were not helping at all. It is considered a ‘disease’, not an infection. I am being treated with a high dose of steroids and will likely be going back to my surgeon in the near future. As much as I love the right, and only remaining lobe of my thyroid, it hasn’t exactly treated me well over the last year since being separated from it’s twin. 🙂
I guess it’s time to take some pain meds and get started on this overwhelming amount of housework in front of me. Hmmm, where will I start? What are my goals for today? I must set some attainable goals.
If I don’t attack this pile of clean laundry RIGHT NOW it will resemble Mt.Everest by lunch time. And the office, oh the office…also known as the baby’s room. It’s bad. Clean winter clothes that won’t fit in the drawers, but I’m afraid to put it in the attic because as soon as I do, we’ll have another week of 40 degree weather. A dirty diaper on the floor, blankets from other rooms, stuff all over the dresser. What to do, what to do! Oh well, I guess if these are the worst of my problems, I’m in pretty good shape.
Today is Thankful Thursday! Remind yourself of all the ways God has blessed you. God’s plans are to prosper you and not to harm you! He takes JOY in YOU!