Reading my last blog, even I got a little depressed. I recall feeling that way but fortunately time has been my friend. Each day is getting a little bit easier. I have good days and not as good days. I’ve conceded that this is my new norm; frequent blood work to ensure my T4 (thyroid talk) levels are what they should be. I’m hopeful that my two remaining parathyroids (thyroidectomy talk) will begin to function on their own and calcium supplements won’t be a part of my daily routine for the rest of my life. Again, part of my new norm. Another part of my new norm is knowing that I will no longer fear the growths on my thyroid are cancer and also, the realization that I cannot survive without my meds, that I am fortunate to live in a country where I can easily obtain the medication necessary to thrive without this vital gland. My new norm.
A public thank you to my doting husband who has taken incredible care of me throughout this journey. As I’ve navigated through these crazy couple of weeks, at times sobbing like a lunatic as my brain adjusts, Rick has been my rock.