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14th August 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I was so sad when I heard the news of Robin Williams. Like most of us I have seen most of his films. A very entertaining man. RIP.

so much has happened lately that I have been busy. As most of you know 2 of my youngest grandchildren have had birthdays so I cooked for these.

Still a bit up and down with the moods but not as bad as I was. Can't wait for the Thyroid appointment which is the 16th September but then I will have another wait if I need surgery.

Not sleeping well at the moment, doctor thinks it is one of the tablets that I am on but I need to wait until I see the Nephrologist to see if he can change these tablets. I see him on the 17th September.

I have kicked my own *** (you know where) and started eating really healthy again. I am getting me back on track and the scales are heading in the right direction finally. I am down 1.6 kgs in the last week.

Seeing a fair bit of my grandchildren. Went out last night to watch Brodie (my oldest grandson) sing in a school choir. Great night. Proud moment for Grandma.


  
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BECYROSE 8/28/2014 3:52AM

    Well done with the healthy eating thing, I have days where I eat healthy and other days especially now it is winter eating lots of crap food! Today was my day for eating well. But keep going one day at a time one bite at a time. x


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IGNITEME101 8/26/2014 5:56AM

    I love time with the grand kids!! emoticon emoticon
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OPALMOON 8/17/2014 8:32AM

    Hi Wendy,
So glad you had a nice time at Brodie's concert and have been seeing the grandchildren. Hope all have enjoyed the celebrations. Way to go on making more progress with that 1.6kg - great effort! Sorry to hear you haven;t been sleeping well though, and it is a real shame that you have a wait to see the nephrologist to find out if it's one of your tablets causing it. I hope you can find something to help in the meantime.
Love and hugs as always, Nattacia

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ARTJAC 8/15/2014 2:11AM

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I.M.MAGIC 8/14/2014 9:54PM

    Hi, Wendy! Congratulations on getting back on track, with a vengeance! 1.6 kilos is a great start!

I've missed you!...

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SUSIEPH1 8/14/2014 6:56PM

    So very glad you are feeling better Darling .. I am so sorry you are going through all this waiting ...
Know that you are loved .. Glad you are back on track ..
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1CRAZYDOG 8/14/2014 6:03PM

    It is so hard to wait, wait, wait to find out and get treated for whatever is wrong. It's a pain!

Glad you're feeling a little better though.

HUGS

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RACHELSUSANNAH 8/14/2014 8:51AM

    Best wishes with everything! I have insomnia and I hate when people ask me if I've tried melatonin, because it seems so obvious, but for me it works. Or at least it works in liquid form. Have you tried this? The pill and dissolvable version do nothing for me, but the liquid that they sell at Walgreens does the trick. It is nice to be off Ambien, but I still need something to sleep! Wishing you the best health!

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7th August 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

wow, my Mum and Dad celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary today.

  
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OPALMOON 8/8/2014 11:46AM

    That is wonderful - congratulations and best wishes to your parents, Wendy!

Big hugs, Nattacia

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REGILIEH 8/7/2014 8:05PM

    FANTASTIC!

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SUSIEPH1 8/7/2014 11:27AM

    emoticon That's a amazing Anniversary Wendy ..
emoticon Please send my good wishes to them both.
Much Love.
Susie xxx

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1CRAZYDOG 8/7/2014 10:10AM

    Wishing your parents a wonderful anniversary!

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4th August 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

I finally have my appointment to see the Thyroid Clinic in Adelaide. This is the 16th September.
Hope they can help me.

  
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SILVERANGEL6 8/5/2014 9:28PM

    About time, too...I'm sure they will be able to help you, darling girl...stay positive as much as you can....
Love you
Sylv xoxoxo
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SUSIEPH1 8/5/2014 6:32AM

    Hi Wendy Darling ..
So very glad you finally have your appointment ... I am sure they will be able to help you ...
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REGILIEH 8/5/2014 1:05AM

    I'm believing they will help you!

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OPALMOON 8/5/2014 12:13AM

    Hi Wendy.
Glad you finally heard from them and they have an appointment booked in for you. I also very much hope they will be able to help you.
Big hugs, Nattacia

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GOANNA2 8/4/2014 8:44AM

    That's good news Wendy. It's not really that far away...

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1CRAZYDOG 8/4/2014 8:15AM

    Glad for the news, Wendy. Such a long wait!!!!

HUGS

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22/7/2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I read a article today on Sparks about hitting the brick wall, I realised that this is what I did both mentally and physically. It all made sense. I can't change what is happening to me but I can change how I look after me in the mean time.

  
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OPALMOON 7/23/2014 12:51PM

    Dear Wendy, I can so very much relate to 'hitting a brick wall'... last year was just like that for me. Just do what you can to take the best care of yourself that you realistically can. When having to deal with major physical concerns, it is important to cut yourself some slack and do the positive things you can, and as you are able.
Sending big hugs your way, Nattacia

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1CRAZYDOG 7/22/2014 9:53AM

    ((((HUGS)))) Wise words.

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SUSIEPH1 7/22/2014 8:04AM

    Well said Darling .. We must make the best of our lives .. We owe it to ourselves and our loved ones .. Love you Susie xxxx emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RDEE22 7/22/2014 7:01AM

    I love that last sentence. So true it relates to everyone.
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JAROL7 7/22/2014 6:34AM

    Just remember, "It's always RIGHT to DO what's right and WAIT for your feelings [and the scale] to catch up with you."

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19th June 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

hi everyone, I heard from the Specialist today. I have a nodule on my thyroid which is over-active. He did refer me to the thyroid clinic last week but as yet I have not heard anything from them. He was not happy.
We discussed both the problems, three or three and a half parathyroids will need to come out. No other options.
Now the thyroid there are a few options for this one.
1. remove when doing the parathyroids
2. tablets for the rest of my life
3. watch and wait but that means check-ups in Adelaide.
4. try radio-active iodine treatment. Don't know if I like the sound of this with all my other problems.

I really like option no 1. as they will be in the region of the nodule on the thyroid.

He did tell me that my health should improve after the parathyroids are removed.

also I was told that if I do not have the P/T glands removed it will affect my heart. At this stage there is nothing wrong with my heart. Plus the problem of losing calcium will damage or kill my kidney function and I don't have much left anyway.

So now it just a waiting game. Main thing is to keep looking after me.

  
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LIBBYFITZ 7/4/2014 10:28AM

    Hi Wendy,
Thinking of you, seems like like option 1 is the way to go. So sorry you have more do deal with. emoticon emoticon

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CASEY128 6/22/2014 11:22PM

    Wendy, my thoughts are with you, I know that you will make the right decision. Good luck. Casey. emoticon

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GOANNA2 6/20/2014 9:31AM

    Wendy, seems that Option 1 seems to be the best
choice. You might as well remove all the thyroid
and then take Oroxine for the rest of your life. it
is true that hypo will be easier to treat. You will
be monitored with regular blood tests.
Think about all your options wisely. I am sorry
you have this extra problem to deal with as well.
That is good to know that you have a good heart.
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SUSIEPH1 6/19/2014 2:43PM

    Wendy Darling ..I am so sorry you have to go through all this .. It's up to you my friend ..but, if it where me I would opt for the surgery .. They will be doing the P/T glands anyway ..so might as well take the thyroid ..
Better on medication rather than additional tests along the track ..
You are such a fighter my friend .. All will be well I am sure .. Love you ..Susie xxx

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FELINEBETTER 6/19/2014 2:16PM

    Hi Wendy,
While the choice is yours to make, I wholeheartedly agree with you. If they remove the thyroid, under-active thyroid is much easier to treat. You will take tablets for the rest of your life, but that beats further fooling around with the over-active thyroid. In other words - if you don't have one - they know exactly what they are dealing with. Otherwise - it's more like a "let's try this" sort of game.

You've come through a lot and you're still doing great! Hang in there, Wendy. I'm right beside you!!!

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REGILIEH 6/19/2014 12:45PM

    Keeping you in my prayers!

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LIFE-FAITH 6/19/2014 12:35PM

    Wendy continue to take care of YOU... I had the radio-active iodine 20 years ago - I still have a few nodules in the thyroid gland, they used to make me come in for check ups often to make sure they did not change in size...after a few years - I stopped going. I do take synthroid for my thyroid every day and I do check my nodules for changes.

If you have to have surgery you might as well have the thyroid removed at the same time (just my opinion) sounds to me either way you will need to be on meds.

Best of wishes for you and speedy recovery!!
Will continue to pray for you.
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OPALMOON 6/19/2014 9:25AM

    Hi Wendy,
I think it is the simplest and most sensible to remove the thyroid or part involved (if that is an option) the same time as P/T. I had a nodule on my thyroid in 2001 and had the relevant half of it removed and I've been on thyroid medication since. That gets monitored with blood tests. I too wish you didn't have to go through all this, though with you needing the P/T glands out, I will keep praying for everything to go smoothly and your health to improve as a result.
Take care and yes, the main think is to keep looking after yourself.
Big hugs, Nattacia



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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2014 9:08AM

    ((((HUGS)))) OH Wendy, my heart sank reading your post. You definitely don't need more surgery, but looks like that's to be. **SIGH**

Wendy, I think option #1 honestly makes the most sense. Yes, it will mean thyroid tablets forever more (and I am in that boat, so I know the tought can be daunting, but you make it work. It surely beats other options.).

I agree, too, that your health will improve and further damage will be prevented if the para's are removed.

Sending you many prayers, my dear. Many.



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WDIPIM 6/19/2014 7:28AM

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