Saturday, September 13, 2008

Health Issues - Updated

My ultrasound tests came back, there isn't any tumors or nodules (Thank God!) but my thyroid is enlarged. It has been for years, from not taking the medicine. I will have to see a specialist in the coming weeks. I'm not sure what the treatment will be (radiation therapy, take pills, or surgery) but, at least it's not cancer.

I did find out a few things at my doctor appointment though. I don't have COPD afterall, my asthma is just really, really bad. I asked him if I lost weight would the asthma go away, and he said probably not. He said in some cases it would, but not mine, it's pretty severe.

The weight gain (and not being able to lose it without alot of effort) is because there is steroids in the medicine I'm taking for my asthma. Little lightbulbs went off in my head that day, I'm telling you.

There you have it, mostly good news. Once I see the specialist, I'll post about the treatment. Thanks for all the advice, concern, thoughts and prayers. It was and is greatly appreciated!!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank God it's not cancer. It's so nice to go to the doc and get some good news for a change. I am praying for you.

~Momster said...

Some good news for sure, then. And hopefully the specialist has all the answers for you and that the treatment is easy and painless. Fingers crossed...

HUGS!

_ said...

Yeah for some good news! I hope you get a good and effective treatment regiment soon!

Gin said...

Nice to hear some good news!

Got some more good news for you from my site. Have a great weekend!

Charlene said...

Oooo Gin, what is it? I'm on my way to check it out!

Linda S said...

sounds like good news and hopefully some answers in sight...keep us posted!

Charlene said...

Hi Linda!! Nice to *see* you!

Anonymous said...

I'm here paying you a visit back from the Blog Trip.
I admire you and your family!
6 children huh? God has blessed you for sure. I enjoyed the pictures of there Open House. I'll be the camera happy mom with Tristan when he starts school!
Hope you will come back to my blog and visit again.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear it's not cancer. Good luck with the specialist. Take care of yourself.