Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sickly

Well, I've finally caught John's crud... I woke up with it this morning, and since I can't really take over the counter medications - I thought it best to go ahead and go see my doctor. He's gotten me all fixed up with a liquid antibiotic (it's sort of like a Z-pack) but it's a one dose deal.

While I was there though - he seemed concerned about a couple of things...
1) My weight hadn't changed since the last time I saw him about 3 weeks ago.
2) My thyroid and my parathyroid were both low from my recent bloodwork.

He advised me to go see my nutritionist again so that we can see how to shake up my diet and get the weight loss moving again. I'm emailing her this afternoon to find out how long she wants to see me track my meals before I come in.

On to the thyroid issues... he didn't really say exactly what he's worried about, but he did look concerned... which of course scared the mud out of me. He wants me to go see an endocrinologist for a second opinion... and I've of course googled the problem, but haven't figured out what the deal might be. He said that it's not really uncommon for your thyroid to fluctuate, but it is extremely uncommon for your thyroid and your parathyroid to both be low... now all the stuff I've seen online says that the parathyroid is tied into calcium levels in the blood - which my level there is fine. So I'm really perplexed. I guess all I can do is pray that it's a simple answer, and get that second opinion.

In the meantime - I've got to drink this medicine that is sitting here on my desk staring at me... I'm terrified that it's going to taste bad even though it says that it's cherry banana flavored. We'll see about that!! I can't wait to get home and take a nice hot bath (in my new products I got from BeautiControl yesterday - I'm testing out my product line) and go to bed. Hopefully this antibiotic will do the trick and I'll be back to feeling better tomorrow.