Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Thyroid update

  1. #1

    Default Thyroid update

    Hey everyone

    I posted a while back about the radioactive iodine treatment I had to cure my hyperthyroidism.

    Well, it appears to have done its job. Went to doctor today and thyroid levels are normal! Took me off thyroid med and beta blocker. Follow-up in three months with monthly blood tests in between.

    Brief life update - in the middle of my exam period at the moment. Have my final exam tomorrow. I would be happy, except then I have to finish writing my Honours dissertation draft, take two-week summer school course, and finish my Honours ready to hand in by December 17. But I can see the light, I think...

    Good news - my dad got a job!

    Bad news - it's in NZ which means he is facing a very difficult decision. My family has been in Australia for the last 3 years almost and my younger sister is very settled there and has one more year of high school, plus my mum receives better treatment for her MS. So... either they all move back or my mum, sister, and brother stay there while he works here. It is in a different city to me. Different island, in fact... so it doesn't really affect my plans. But I still really feel for him, having to make that call. My family really is reliant on him in a lot of ways... I'm not sure how they would cope without him, but I can see why he is considering it.

    In terms of my own housing situation, had to fight quite hard to get a place at the accommodation I currently living in for another year. The only reason I wanted to stay was because it is accessible, but it's only for uni students usually. I will still technically be studying for the first semester of next year as I will be working towards my bar admission, but they are reluctant to give out semester only contracts. Anyway, I got disability services to help me advocate and they said I could stay for the full year, given the lack of accessible accommodation options here... and there is a serious lack...

    Also currently having power wheelchair problems but after calling twice and convincing the wheelchair repair place that I really needed it to be repaired as soon as possible, they came out and took it to the repair shop. Apparently it's not a huge deal - wheels just need replacing. Hopefully I will have it back tomorrow... I can't go very far without it at all. Having to rely solely on a manual wheelchair is making me feel very disabled indeed, and it's going to be a very boring weekend without it if its not returned tomorrow!

    Think that's it from me. Have been reading a bit -- hope Nick gets to sleep soon; Kathleen's thyroid issues are also sorted out and Tyler gets some answers!
    Enjoying the excitements of life. Looking forward to what's to come! What a ride!

  2. #2
    Distinguished Community Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    808

    Default

    Sounds like a lot of good things happening. Fantastic news about the thyroid!!! That's really awesome that you had help getting your accommodations extended for the year. I'm so impressed with all you do and how committed you are to your studies. I see big things in your future! I hope your chair gets done quickly. That's probably exhausting to rely on a manual chair. What an unfortunate decision for your dad to have to make. Praying that his decision works for your family. Thanks for the update!
    Mary Grace

  3. #3
    Distinguished Community Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    So. Calif.
    Posts
    318

    Default

    Wish I could convince my daughter to do this procedure. She can be so very stubborn when it comes to her own health. Thrilled at your success and one less problem to worry about. Good for you!
    grandmother of Tyler (22): Ohtahara Syndrome/SCN2a gene mutation, cortically visually impaired, quadriplegic, severely developmentally delayed, no speech, severe intractable seizures, frontal and temporal lobe atrophy, progressive scoliosis/kyphosis, chronic kidney stones & UTI's, gastroparesis, 100% tube fed, autonomic dysreflexia, but what a precious gift from God. "Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change."

  4. #4
    Distinguished Community Member Earth Mother 2 Angels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,041
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    ((((((CPChick)))))) ~

    Wonderful news about your thyroid! Continued health to you!

    I do hope that you have your wheelchair back now. I can understand how a manual chair would limit your mobility, and you need to be on the go!

    Prayers going up for your dad, mom and sister, as they consider the options before them.

    Not worrying about your residence for the next year must be a tremendous weight lifted off of your shoulders. Now you can focus on the tasks at hand and finish your degree.

    Always wishing the very best for you ~

    Love & Light,

    Rose
    Mom to Jon, 48, (seizure disorder; Gtube; trache; colostomy; osteoporosis; hypothyroid; enlarged prostate; lymphedema, assorted mysteries) and Michael, 32, (intractable seizures; Gtube), who were born with an undiagnosed progressive neuromuscular disease and courageous spirits. Our Angel Michael received his wings in 2003 and now resides in Heaven. Our Angel Jon lives at home with me and Jim, the world's most wonderful dad.

  5. #5
    Distinguished Community Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    954
    Blog Entries
    9

    Default

    Hi there! Great news about your thyroid, thank goodness!!!! And I'm so glad for your family that your Dad got a job - so many couples I know live apart because one partner has a job in a different country- it can work with commitment and love = you have that in spades in your family.
    Good luck with dissertation and exams at school, old friend! Sending love xoxo Donna
    Donna, Mum to Natalie (22), ablebodied, kind and beautiful and Nicholas(26), severe CP, non-verbal, tube fed, multiple surgeries, chronic pain, happy kid except when the Liverpool football club or the Ottawa Senators Hockey Team are losing!
    Check out my blog: http://www.donnathomson.com


  6. #6

    Default

    Thanks for all the well-wishes and words of encouragement! I have my chair back now and it's running a lot better. The guy really worked hard to get it back to me before the weekend. I'm really appreciative of that and the fact that I even have such access to such a high tech piece of equipment, fully funded. A lot of people are not so lucky. As I near closer to the end of my studies, I find myself getting more and more nostalgic, just looking back on all that's happened over the last five years. So, so much! Over the last few weeks I have really realised how lucky I am to have such a supportive network of people around me, which includes you all so thank you for being on this journey with me and I look forward to keeping you involved in the next chapter!
    Enjoying the excitements of life. Looking forward to what's to come! What a ride!

  7. #7
    Distinguished Community Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    808

    Default

    No Thank YOU for sharing this journey with US. You have such a positive attitude and great determination. It's very inspiring. I'm so glad you have the support you need I believe this is a testament to the fact that these people want to be a part of your life and are most likely get something back that you may not realize. Possible inspired by your attitude and strength as I am. So glad you got your chair back and it's working better.
    Mary Grace

Similar Threads

  1. Hopefiully finally getting my thyroid sorted!
    By CPchick in forum Child Neurology
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-13-2014, 06:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


BTC Inc's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

The material on this site is for information & support purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice provided by a licensed health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything that you find online.