Friday, March 20, 2009

Already Losing!

This morning I went to my PCP for a follow-up appointment. I lost 15 pounds and my blood pressure came down 20 points! I am so happy. She said that I am doing wonderfully and encouraged me to keep up the good work. Additional blood work was taken to check my current TSH levels now that I have been taking thyroid meds for 4 weeks. I will get the results next week to see if I need any adjustments. My next PCP appointment is April 17th.

Earlier this week, I attended a surgical weight loss support meeting. The people there were incredible and eager to share what they had been through. I learned a lot and I am looking forward to the next time I can attend.

I have got the date for my orientation. It is April 21st. I am so excited to finally be on my way toward the healthier me. I feel that I am taking positive steps in hopes of the best outcome possible and I am ready for the rest of my life.

Monday, March 16, 2009


I have received a mailing from EMMC's surgical weight loss program letting me know that they have received my doctors referral into the program and requesting that I call them to set up my orientation class and to start attending support meetings. Yahoo! I called and the first available orientation class they had is on April 21st, so I signed up for that one. I will be going to a support meeting tomorrow afternoon. I have been told that a lot of practical information can be learned at the support meetings from others who have gone through this before me.

Also, I have my next appointment with my PCP on Friday, March 20th, to see if I have lost any weight and to check my TSH levels to see if they are better since starting this new medication. I am very optimistic, because I have been feeling so much better in many ways.

I will update after my PCP appointment on Friday. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


So, I have been on this thyroid medication for about a week and a half. It has me wondering if this is a miracle drug or is it just a coincidence that I am feeling better? A coincidence in that I happened to change my diet at the same time that I started the new med. so it may be a combination of the two things. Either way, I FEEL BETTER!

For starters, I am sleeping better. This has resulted in my daily brain fog dissipating, making it a little easier for me to think. Also, my chronically dry, flaky skin has been improving and it is a whole lot less itchy. Plus, the lymphedema in my legs has lessened drastically. Whether it is the improved diet or the meds, I am thrilled.

Now if I could just get some decent pain relief, weight loss surgery, and a couple of new hips, I'd be a whole new woman!