The THYROID Thread

luvmarypoppins

<font color=darkorchid>I am debating whether to pu
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Aug 23, 2003
PolyAddict - no advice. My dil has hashimoto. Wishing you all the best

Christine - the trip sounds great. Dh and I stayed there a few days one anniversary using ff miles.

Macraven - how you are feeling well

Singing mom - prayers for your dad

Well my tooth is out. Now I have a gaping hole in my gum.
 

SingingMom

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Joined
Jul 4, 2001
Greetings to all - I've been MIA due to Dad's death and the dog's death, and DD's move into her new townhouse. I'm still exhausted. Miss my dad and now my sister in law's dad passed yesterday and my cousin's granddaughter had a sudden malignant brain tumor with surgery, with no hope of survival, and they will be removing her from the vent this week. 7 Years old. I just can't believe what a sad year this has been.

I have spent time in Florida on two separate long stays to organize DD and supervise her remaining punch lists. I'm so much happier in Florida - I can't wait for DH to be able to retire. He was able to come down for the long July 4th weekend and we flew home together. Now I'm trying to catch up on mail, bills, laundry, cleaning. Saw Mom today - she's hanging in there. Misses Dad terribly. They were together 58 years. When the Florida weather cools down a bit I may try to take her down to see DD's new home. She can't really manage the stairs, so DD will get us a room on property and we'll just drive over to see the house.
I also threw the idea out there today that maybe she'd like to try the cruise next season (just she & I from NYC). Guess we'll see how she feels about that much travel.

I have overdue cardiologist, eye dr, mammo, & dentist appointments, but I just don't have it in me to start that ball rolling. And, after hearing your colonoscopy stories - FORGET IT - I'm putting that one on the VERY BACK BURNER!
 

Christine

Would love to be able to sit on
Joined
Aug 31, 1999
Greetings to all - I've been MIA due to Dad's death and the dog's death, and DD's move into her new townhouse. I'm still exhausted. Miss my dad and now my sister in law's dad passed yesterday and my cousin's granddaughter had a sudden malignant brain tumor with surgery, with no hope of survival, and they will be removing her from the vent this week. 7 Years old. I just can't believe what a sad year this has been.

I have spent time in Florida on two separate long stays to organize DD and supervise her remaining punch lists. I'm so much happier in Florida - I can't wait for DH to be able to retire. He was able to come down for the long July 4th weekend and we flew home together. Now I'm trying to catch up on mail, bills, laundry, cleaning. Saw Mom today - she's hanging in there. Misses Dad terribly. They were together 58 years. When the Florida weather cools down a bit I may try to take her down to see DD's new home. She can't really manage the stairs, so DD will get us a room on property and we'll just drive over to see the house.
I also threw the idea out there today that maybe she'd like to try the cruise next season (just she & I from NYC). Guess we'll see how she feels about that much travel.

I have overdue cardiologist, eye dr, mammo, & dentist appointments, but I just don't have it in me to start that ball rolling. And, after hearing your colonoscopy stories - FORGET IT - I'm putting that one on the VERY BACK BURNER!

SingingMom, so sorry to hear about all the bad news in your life right now. Sometimes it just seems to come in droves, doesn't it. I'm sure it's awful having your dad gone and quite an adjustment for your mom. Sorry also about the dog, and hope that one was at least due to the natural course of things and not a surprise.

I hear ya on the doctor's appointments. I've been through the ringer this year and they never stop. I just finished up with my annual GYN and mammogram appointment. I have a one month break before I go to the endocrinologist. I am glad to get the colonoscopy out of the way. It's definitely best to do that one when you're life is calm!
 
  • Kennywood

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    Joined
    Jan 1, 2012
    When I was a teenager, I had a thyroidectomy. Only a portion of my thyroid had to be removed, and I'm fortunate enough not to have to take any medication.

    A while after my surgery, the scar on my neck was pretty noticeable. I was out shopping one day and a little boy did what little kids do; he pointed at my neck and asked, "What's wrong with your neck??". Having answered that question many, many times before, I thought I'd try a different answer. I looked at the boy and said, "When I was about your age, I talked back to my mother, and......" (Insert finger slash across the throat.) The boy's eyes got VERY big and he said, "WOW!" and ran off! I had every intention of telling him I was kidding and to truthfully answer his question, but he was gone in a flash!

    So, somewhere in the world, there is a now a man who probably still believes that, once upon a time, a "maniacal" woman slashed her son's throat for talking back to her. Lol
     

    SingingMom

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 4, 2001
    When I was a teenager, I had a thyroidectomy. Only a portion of my thyroid had to be removed, and I'm fortunate enough not to have to take any medication.

    A while after my surgery, the scar on my neck was pretty noticeable. I was out shopping one day and a little boy did what little kids do; he pointed at my neck and asked, "What's wrong with your neck??". Having answered that question many, many times before, I thought I'd try a different answer. I looked at the boy and said, "When I was about your age, I talked back to my mother, and......" (Insert finger slash across the throat.) The boy's eyes got VERY big and he said, "WOW!" and ran off! I had every intention of telling him I was kidding and to truthfully answer his question, but he was gone in a flash!

    So, somewhere in the world, there is a now a man who probably still believes that, once upon a time, a "maniacal" woman slashed her son's throat for talking back to her. Lol
    Reminds me of a guy at a party who kept an entire group of women mesmerized with his neck scar story of stopping a would be mugger from harming someone by jumping him and getting knifed..... Ended up he fell down the stairs Christmas morning holding the cymbals Santa had given him …..
     

    MarBee

    DIS Veteran
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    Aug 4, 2015
    Hello! Was just recently diagnosed hypothyroid. Also related, my A1C level had me at borderline diabetic.
    My primary called in a prescription for synthroid and wants me to take it for three weeks and see how my levels improve. I wanted to make an appointment with an endocrinologist though just to make sure they were in agreement about a course of action.
    Do any of you have advice for which questions to ask the endo or my primary when I go to see them?
    Also, does anyone have any thyroid diet tips. Or any tips at all in general. I’m going to try to read through the last 203 pages here but thought it may be easier to have a direct reply handy for my appointment if you all didn’t mind helping me.
    Thanks in advance!
     

    luvmarypoppins

    <font color=darkorchid>I am debating whether to pu
    Joined
    Aug 23, 2003
    Singing Mom - so sorry to hear about your dad. Sending you my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers.
    MarBee - I don't know what a thyroid diet would be.
    it's been a quiet summer as dh has a big project. We dog sat last 2 weekends. Ds1 got a new job.
    going for my dental implant work on friday.
    hope everyone is well. Check in when you can.
     
  • squeegee

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    Sep 8, 2011
    Haven’t checked in in a long time, much has happened, thyroid-adjacent and otherwise, but am still alive and kicking, and glad to see other familiar names as well. Trying to convince hubs we need to take a first-ever Disney cruise next summer. Mobility has become somewhat limited and I’m thinking a ship may be easier to get around than the parks...? Or am I totally off-base? ❤
     

    squeegee

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 8, 2011
    Hello! Was just recently diagnosed hypothyroid. Also related, my A1C level had me at borderline diabetic.
    My primary called in a prescription for synthroid and wants me to take it for three weeks and see how my levels improve. I wanted to make an appointment with an endocrinologist though just to make sure they were in agreement about a course of action.
    Do any of you have advice for which questions to ask the endo or my primary when I go to see them?
    Also, does anyone have any thyroid diet tips. Or any tips at all in general. I’m going to try to read through the last 203 pages here but thought it may be easier to have a direct reply handy for my appointment if you all didn’t mind helping me.
    Thanks in advance!
    Can’t think of any thyroid-specific diet tips, beyond just trying to eat healthfully and mindfully. For the diabetic/borderline diabetic diets, limiting carbs will be the best bet, in my experience. If it’s white, it’s probably best avoided or minimized (tortillas, rice, bread, sugar...). Fruit is also very high sugar, even though it’s natural sugars. Use a food tracker (my fitness pal is good) that will allow you to track carbs, just so you can see where you stand - even if you don’t make any conscious changes, tracking is a good idea. When I had gestational diabetes, I was told to keep it under 60 net carbs/day.
     

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