I am writing this post a few hours early. Seemed the best way to be thankful for today's findings. Doctor says most of my blood work is excellent. She felt I was doing a great job because I have already lost 5 lbs since my last visit. I have ten more to go, I have a visit in 6 weeks and I hope to drop another five. She did say that we would proceed with a ultrasound for the mass they have found. She is not sure if because of the location it is a lymph node or something else, she said to just be sure I understood it is routine and we would work through it together. She was able to help me with my thyroid. The portion of the thyroid that works from the brain is working way to hard and then the portions in my throat are not producing enough... so its time to go back on some meds. I am okay with this. I think it will help with me being tired, having restless sleep and my hair falling out. I am hoping it will help some with the weight issue also. I know more than anything i need to exercise.
I am so thankful for small town doctors! She went over every aspect of my blood work, a section at a time. She answered all my questions and concerns. I appreciated her praise on how hard I have been working to do better with my body. I had a doctor years ago that told me my bipolar would not allow me to hold a job, care for my children or manage daily activities. That I would be on medication the rest of my life. I can remember how discouraged I felt, how devastated I was and how hopeless life seemed. I tell you that since then I have really read the bible, spent time in word and prayed. That is not the life I wanted to live.
When I was in the Dr's office today we discussed my bipolar. I was honest that I thought it was a little out of control. I was also honest that I have done very little sewing during this time. For now I can still remain off the medication. I am excited about that as we approach nearly 4 years of being medication free. I am excited to see that I do very much raise my own children. That they are healthy and happy and thriving. I may not manage a house well as far as cleaning but I am hoping with the thyroid meds I will have more energy to get that under control. So thank you so much for your prayers this week. I appreciate all of you and your kind words and support. It means a great deal to have people to rely on.
Have a wonderful weekend.