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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroid Funtion, and I Need a Break

Things have been slow around here, so I thought I'd ponder some health issues, there's a new pursuit! I was reading about ms and thyroid problems. Do I have one of those? Do I need mine checked? Does family history play any part in this? I called the neuro, he told me if I wanted it checked to add it to the script for blood work, but he wasn't aware of it being an issue with ms patients. A European study showed that patients with untreated ms were at risk for hypothyroidism. Untreated when?

I have a lot of thyroid problems in my family, I would think that may be significant at some point? Why can't someone publish an idiots guide to ms, ask these questions, try this course, rub my head and tell me it's going to be alright type thing? What am I going to do if all these things I want checked come back as a problem? I am taking for granted that I should have all these things checked, I never just assume it's the ms.

I have to call to schedule my first physical therapy session. I also have to call to schedule a time to be fitted for a new brace. Blood work, therapy, allergies, braces, anything else while I have the hood up? This wasn't supposed to happen this way, not to me, I have a contract! I suppose I should be happy there is no more chemo and that I had the port sliced out already. I want a break, who do I call? I want a day to search solar heaters, rain barrel construction, or even porn, but no more medical info! I am going to stage a wildcat strike, yeah, that's the ticket! Unfortunately, I will still be me when the strike is over, so back to the information grind!

2 comments:

Merely Me said...

yeah it is like when you get the diagnosis...you have to go to the dictionary to find the meaning of all these new words you never wanted to know in the first place.

i say take the break...go look at something else on the internet...the medical research will still be here for you when you get back.

awb said...

Thanks, I think that's what I will do. I'm just a little fed up!