Friday, July 04, 2008

Life as I know it...For now.

Happy Fourth of July for Americans...
Oh happy day for others~~

It's been a while since I've sat down to write, I have been poked and prodded more than any one person should be in the last few weeks, it has left me tired and miserable. (I also have a new key board I hate!) Now, I must self inflict pain to myself three times a day...They found out what gives and it is..... Sugar Diabetes and Hyperthyroidism....
While the normal person gives up sugar and things work out, I give it up and I'm all faintly and nauseous.... Could it be I really am a Sugar Queen and this is all a plot to take me down... LOL Who knows but I hate it. There are hundreds of sugar free foods out there and staying sugar free has never been easier, well if you're someone other than me. It's not what you might think, the cakes and pies.... No it's something much worse, I love my Iced coffee's and my soda... I don't want it without sugar, I want it full throttle!
Also other than my sugar revolting on me my thyroid has taken up arms and has threatened to storm the castle... If you don't know the symptoms of thyroid problems, I suggest you educate yourself, To a woman at my age (turning 50 in October) this may all hit you as old age- the change- But, It's a lot worse... Trust me!
There are several great sites that help you understand this condition, I will share with you one, Medicine net.
These are the symptoms :

  • Sudden weight loss, even when your appetite and food intake remain normal or even increase
  • Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) — commonly more than 100 beats a minute — irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or pounding of your heart (palpitations)
  • Increased appetite
  • Nervousness, anxiety or anxiety attacks, irritability
  • Tremor — usually a fine trembling in your hands and fingers
  • Sweating
  • Changes in menstrual patterns
  • Increased sensitivity to heat
  • Changes in bowel patterns, especially more frequent bowel movements
  • An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), which may appear as a swelling at the base of your neck
  • Fatigue, muscle weakness
  • Difficulty sleeping
I have almost all of the symptoms and as I said I thought it was change of life... Whats bad about this, is it leads to other things if you don't get it cared for.

Hyperthyroidism can lead to a number of complications:

  • Heart problems. Some of the most serious complications of hyperthyroidism involve the heart. These include a rapid heart rate, a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure — a condition in which your heart can't circulate enough blood to meet your body's needs. These complications are generally reversible with appropriate treatment.
  • Brittle bones. Untreated hyperthyroidism can also lead to weak, brittle bones (osteoporosis). The strength of your bones depends, in part, on the amount of calcium and other minerals they contain. Too much thyroid hormone interferes with your body's ability to incorporate calcium into your bones.
  • Eye problems. People with Graves' ophthalmology develop eye problems, including bulging, red or swollen eyes, sensitivity to light, and blurring or double vision.
  • Red, swollen skin. In rare cases, Graves' disease also affects the skin, causing redness and swelling, often on the shins and feet.
  • Thyrotoxic crisis. Hyperthyroidism also places you at risk of thyrotoxic crisis — a sudden intensification of your symptoms, leading to a fever, a rapid pulse and even delirium. If this occurs, seek immediate medical care.

Go read about this... it's really important!

Other than my medical life, I have nothing else major happening...
Bella continues to be a great source of joy and Life keeps moving on...
~~With Love and Sugar~~
Judy
PS : heres a few songs I like from the great Bob Marley~~





3 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Poor thing ...... what's the treatment for the hyperthyroidism?

I know you'll handle this as you have a lot of other things - lovely to see you could manage a LOL.

*hugs*

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Bobby said...

Hi Judy! You take care of yourself. I know that big life changes like that can be extremely difficult, but I know you can do it. I know a lot about diabetes, it was part of my college studies. I wish you health and long life! You always have a friend in me...God bless you:)