Barbara Greses whom I met at Dr. C's office while taking my injections touched and inspired me immediately. She has been on her Thyroid surgery recovery journey for 3 years now and she is so full of hope and inspiration... I just have to say thank you for saying the very things that I needed to hear. She is so greatful that our Doctor listened to her to know what was going on and not just dismiss her like all the others. Like me she has started a blog while she work though it all.
Last week I went and had my hair cut shorter than normal. Why you may ask! Well a chunk of the back broke off from being so brittle after the radation treatment. One of my goals through this journey, was/is to accept changes with grace and even graditude. So off with length. She cut it in a way that allows me to have "big Texas Hair, even with a shorter length and when I want it. So I am having fun with it and learning that it is actually much easier to take care of it at this length.
I was so glad to return to work, even with the continued exhaustion, each day gets better. I am reminded on several levels that I need to pace myself. So I have been just focusing on one task at a time seems to be working well for me. "Focus" is a big word through this mess. For so long the ongoing "fog" of memory issues has been one of the biggest issues for over a year. However, I do think the fog is finally lifting and memory issues are resolving themselves on some levels.
Looking forward to getting back into some type of routine and with the holidays coming up... pacing myself will be more important than ever. So I will accept my limitations this season and be pleased with what I do get done. Think I just might start taking pictures again next week.
I was much more alert last week than I am this week. I would have to think it is a combo of several events. The support from everyone was awsome.... I didn't want to disappoint anyone that wanted to visit, I enjoyed the company so so much. The waiting of the pathology report, My body adjusting to not having a very sick thyroid. The staples only allowed for one way to sleep on my back and I am a tummy sleeper so that was a 180 for me. For a lack of a better word, the excitement of it all plum caught up with me this week. Sunday evening I pretty much slept straight though till tuesday Morning. Was up all day Tuesday and then slept from 7:30 Tuesday nite till thursday morning with the exception of a shower, visiting with a neighbor and egg tacos with hubby last night. I have to stay off my thyroid medication so that when I see Dr. C the endocrinoligist on the 16th, I will be that much closer to scheduleling my oblation treatment.
So have done some reading on that and have some more to do to be educated before my appointment. Well off to the shower for now...
I have such compassion for people that have had to wait longer than me to get answers to health issues. Over the years I have often prayed for patience and my thyroid journey has been just that.
This week has been dotted with little projects that I have put off but finally got them done. The biggy project was that I was able to get my medical power of attorney completed and witnessed.
Then I worked up an excel sheet from here to the end of the year for a budget of us so that I can keep up with my payment plans for my additional out of pocket expenses over the 70% after the surgery.
Then found out what time I am to be there etc. I will arrive at 11:00 am and scheduled for a 1pm surgery.
This has allowed me to have a game plan for next week prior to the stay. Hubby doesn’t know it yet but we will go grocery shopping Thursday night to get the soft foods and his kind of comfort foods too. I am usually pretty strict on what we eat… so I know he will enjoy his freedom that weekend.
As dorky as this may sound… I will be so glad when this time next week gets here so I can start recovery and being able to plan things again.
One of my dearest friends created and dedicated this healing mediation to me just over two years ago while I was dealing with the evaluation process of thyroid cancer. This meditation brought me much comfort and light and a huge
Thank you Tracy Moore
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