Saturday, October 17, 2015

Idaho comes to Cali

So my mom and dad arrived last Friday morning and left this morning.  One week was really good.  They  kept me so busy, I felt like I couldn't stop moving.

Friday night, we went to Taylor's Choir Concert at Stan State.  My babies first college performance 🎶🎤🎹 I also got to meet her 'big' Allison.  Tay joined a sorority for music and of course I can't remember the name of it. 

Hailey's had no school the week my parents were here but she did have volleyball games and practices. On Tuesday they beat Central Catholic but lost against Oakdale on Thursday. It's been up and down for the girls this season.  I believe their record is 4-5, Varsity is 0-9, and I'm not sure about freshman.

We are super excited to see them and our Idaho family in December.  Hoping for some snow, I'd like to check out skiing or sledding with the girls. 

Well I'm still waiting for a response from the disability board about their decision.  He said it would be within a week and its over a week.  I'm super nervous.  I just don't know what I will do if they deny my appeal.  I'll have to pay back 3 months of income plus any and all medical that was covered at the time.  Both my cataracts were done,  medical appointments,  prescriptions,  lab work and my new glasses.  Haha don't know how that will work if they take me off disability because I won't be able to find a job.   Uugghh life is so messed up sometimes. 

Gonna try not and stress too much because I need sleep.  😴💤 Ambien needs to kick in!!!



Monday, October 05, 2015

Over / Under

I've been on the new meds for about a week now.  Not exactly sure what to be expecting,  I mean I have an overactive thyroid.  Are the trying to make me underactive?  I don't want that because people with underactive gain weight.... And I should be looking weight if I'm overactive.   This whole thing is messed up. 

I'm so tired of being fat and having no motivation or will power to move forward.  I know I need to eat better and exercise but I never do. I  get so tired and sore that lasts for days after exercing.  I'm suppose to get 10,000 steps in a day but I'm lucky to get a quarter of that in before I feel my feet starting to ache.  I loose my breath by doing minimal things. 

I'm glad that the fall season is here but where's the cooler weather? I'm ready for my hoodie, yoga pants and my New Balances shoes.  I'm gonna get my walk on.  :)


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy birthday Grandpa!


Today I'm sending birthday wishes to you in heaven.  I wish you were still here.  I love and miss you so much!


(Picture is from 2011)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Not Quite What I Was Expecting

Got the results back for the thyroid test I took earlier this week.   Looks like I have an overactive thyroid aka hyperthyroidism. 

I got online and tried to do some research.  I recognize many symptoms but one that is losted makes me laugh. Weight loss...uh no my problem is weight gain. A person with hypothyroidism usually has weight gain.  My bodies just all screwed up. 

Below I copied some info to share,  just in case you have questions like I did. I do below is from the following site. EndocrineWeb 

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive and makes excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is an organ located in the front of your neck and releases hormones that control your metabolism (the way your body uses energy), breathing, heart rate, nervous system, weight, body temperature, and many other functions in the body. When the thyroid gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) the body’s processes speed up and you may experience nervousness, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, hand tremor, excessive sweating, weight loss, and sleep problems, among other symptoms.

Causes of Hyperthyroidism
The thyroid gland makes the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) that play an important role in the way your whole body functions. If your thyroid gland makes too much T4 and T3, this is defined as hyperthyroidism.

The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is the autoimmune disorder Graves’ disease. In this disorder, the body makes an antibody (a protein produced by the body to protect against a virus or bacteria) called thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI) that causes the thyroid gland to make too much thyroid hormone. Graves’ disease runs in families and is more commonly found in women.

Hyperthyroidism also may be caused by a toxic nodular or multinodular goiter, which are lumps or nodules in the thyroid gland that cause the thyroid to produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormones. In addition, inflammation of the thyroid gland—called thyroiditis—resulting from a virus or a problem with the immune system may temporarily cause symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Furthermore, some people who consume too much iodine (either from foods or supplements) or who take medications containing iodine (such as amiodarone) may cause the thyroid gland to overproduce thyroid hormones.

My Dr has prescribed me
LEVOTHYROXINE (lee voe thye ROX een) is a thyroid hormone. This medicine can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, and feeling cold. It also helps to treat goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland). It is also used to treat some kinds of thyroid cancer along with surgery and other medicines.

Less common (side effects)
*Chest pain or discomfort
*decreased urine output
*difficult or labored breathing
*difficulty with swallowing
*dilated neck veins
*extreme fatigue
*fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
*heat intolerance
*hives or welts
*increased blood pressure
*increased pulse
*irregular breathing
*menstrual changes
*pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
*shortness of breath
*skin itching, rash, or redness
*swelling of the eyes, face, lips, throat, or tongue
*tightness in the chest
*troubled breathing

Rare (side effects)
*Blurred or double vision
*eye pain
*lack or slowing of normal *growth in children
*limp or walk favoring one leg
*pain in the hip or knee
*severe headache

I'm a little nervous about the side effects.  I already deal with some of those due to the other medications I take. But hey what can I do? 

I need to get my butt to bed so I can get up early with Hailey for the volleyball tournament.

Night! Night!

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Well it's been a little over a week since my last post.  It's been a crazy couple days.  I saw Dr. R last week and Kristen this week.  Looks like my future includes a referral for a neurologist,  a referral and evaluation for physical therapy, and increase my zoloft. 

I also got notice of my Disability Hearing,  so I'm working on collecting letters from both Dr. R and Kristen stating they aren't clearing me for work yet.  I can request a copy of my medical records and they will be available 30 minutes before my hearing.  I want to know what reports they have that convinced them to deny my disability.  This appeal process is so tough at times.

Dr R has voted against me getting a bariatric surgery due to all that my body's been through up to this point.  I went to the lab on Tuesday to get a thyroid test done.  Probably have results Monday.  I wish I could afford to go to a weight-loss camp of sorts. 

On a different note,  Sierra played Lathrop tonight.  JV won in 3 but unfortunately,  Freshman and Varsity did not.  I don't remember all 3 teams standings but I do know JV is 1-2 for Conference Games.  Hailey did really well with her serving tonight.  I don't have the stats with me but I know for sure she had 5 serves in a row with 4 being Aces in one set. 

This weekend we have the Stockton Classic Tournament.  Looking forward to spending some time with Hailey and supporting her team!  Go T-Wolves!!! 

Check back in soon!