Thursday, October 11, 2007

Take One Pill, Once a Day

Last week I had my yearly physical which of course included blood work. I got the results today. My thyroid is still messed up. Surprise surprise. The new doctor that I am seeing has decided to start me on medication for it. I'm not excited about taking a pill everyday but if it makes me feel better than I'm happy. I'm sick of being tired all the time, having my weight go up and down, and my hair shedding like crazy. I'm anxious to see what happens in the next couple of months.

Yesterday I received the score for my first speech. B+ I'm happy with that. I have a feeling that he is a very hard teacher to get an A from. Our next speech is persuasive and we get to pick the topics. I'm thinking about speaking on the importance of being an organ donor. Just an idea for now.

Tonight we are heading to the VA for our first mental health appointment. J.R. asked me to go with him which surprised me. In the past the mental health thing hasn't worked so well when we went together. I feel so much more included in his life since the antidepressant switch. it's so wonderful. Anyway, J.R. stayed up all night working on a project. He didn't go to bed until 11:30 am today. He's still sleeping. I should probably wake him up so we can get out of here. It's going to be a long drive into the cities.


Anonymous said...

The thyroid med may really boost your energy level and help you feel a little more 'normal'. It might make a world of difference for you.
Good luck at the VA. Sincerely hope there are practitioners there who are able to help JR and in turn create a better atmosphere at home. Although after the car alarm deal, you may be worried about just how much spunk and creativity will emerge from JR in the future!
Take care,
Cathy B

Kevin said...

Maintenance meds are (sometimes) a hastle and (often times) scary in that you have to keep taking them. You know what it's like without them, however, and so should be able to gauge how effective they are/aren't soon enough.

Hope they work out for you and that things go well at the VA.

Congrats too on the B+. Like we tell our kids, if you did everything you could do and prepared as well as you could (which you did), then you earned the grade whatever shade it came back in. Be proud of that.


I Admire Your Strength said...

I hope the appointments went well!