Friday, May 14, 2010

30 in 30 Day 26: A Run, A Doctor's Visit, & Reading in Bed

This morning I got up and did a Bridge to 10K workout. I just went up a little in run time -- this week, I do three 17-minute running intervals with one-minute walks in between, plus the warmup and cooldown walks.  I felt pretty tired for the rest of the day -- I think my body is still recovering from my trip. 

I hope that's the reason that the scale weighed me in at 177 today at the endocrinologist's.  I really liked him.  He explained a lot of things to me about what's going on with my thyroid and said that I can't expect to see the antibodies go away in future tests -- once they are there, they're there.  He did another ultrasound on my thyroid and there are a couple of nodules there.  He couldn't tell if the largest one was on my thyroid or my parathyroid.  He wants to have me try a higher dose of the thyroid medication, get a blood test, and come in for a follow-up visit.  We talked a little about my weight and he was very matter-of-fact and nonjudgmental about it. I have samples of the new dosage to try out -- he said that I should wait to fill the new prescription until I know how well I tolerate the much higher dose. I will be taking 137 mcg of Synthroid, up from 50.  He said that was a moderate dose for someone of my height and weight.

I had some thoughts about buying flowers to plant since it's such a beautiful day outside, but I felt lethargic and sleepy, so I decided to read Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything in bed and took a little nap.  I'm hoping that my energy will be better tomorrow.  I am working on a review in my head of the book and will probably post it in the next few days. I have read other Geneen Roth books but this one is much more down-to-earth and practical than the previous ones and has a little more focus on the how-to and whys of her program. 

I'm just trying to get myself out of the house and moving now... wish me luck!

6 comments:

  1. Good luck! Hopefully the new meds work well for you. ^.^

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  2. good luck dear Jen!
    just catching up on a whole lotta entries here. Hope to hear more of your thoughts on Geneen Roth. I'm reading at the moment and she'd totally lost me for awhile there but the chapter I'm on now is fantastic :) Bon weekend!

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  3. How big are your nodules? have you ever had biopsy done?

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    1. No, he thinks they are too small -- interestingly, I see the endo tomorrow for my annual visit.

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    2. No, he thinks they are too small -- interestingly, I see the endo tomorrow for my annual visit.

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