Hello family. I sure missed you guys. I went from vacation to hiding out in my bedroom for the past three weeks or so. Before retreating to the bed, I was supposedly diagnosed with strep throat. I thought OK, she's the doctor, but I haven't kissed anybody. I lost a few pounds and really didn't have an appetite. I could barely swallow and thought with meds, I'd get back to my normal self.
After a couple of days, I knew that it was more than that. I began to drop weight like crazy. Not to put my business out there but I went from about 147lbs to 130. After going to the emergency room, I learned that it was Hyperthyroidism. Something I never heard of until I told my dad, only to find out that he had the surgery in 1972. Now we really have something in common ;-)
I'm on meds to keep my heart rate steady and to prepare me for something called Radioactive Therapy. I have little to no energy and go from up all night, to over eating to feeling blue. After treatment, I will switch to Hypothyroid and risk the chance of weight gain and hair loss.
There are also symptoms of mood swings, which means I can act a fool and have an excuse ;-)
After surfing the net religiously, I just knew I had cancer or congestive heart failure. I prayed and talked with GOD. I'd made peace with him and said, "I'm ready, you can take me now." He laughed and said, "You silly child, I'm not done with you yet."