Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's been a while so I think I must...

It's been a while since I've blogged, no real reason really, just nothing blog-worthy going on right now.

Yesterday was one of those days, everybody has them, it was just BAD! I could not shake my bad mood all day! Today is shaping up to be a better day! I got to watch the inauguration of our 44th president via MSNBC.COM (had to fight the firewalls at the office to find a site that was "approved"). He is such an eloquent speaker, I enjoyed watching. This is probably the 1st election that I have even remotely been interested in. I'm just not that into politics. Nothing in particular really, I believe in giving my vote to the best man/woman candidate, not necessarily a "party" so to speak. And now I sit, with the rest of the country to see if this man can help us! Let's all hope & pray that he can! These past few weeks, as I have watched my friends and co-workers get laid off has been rough. It's hard to come to work every day not knowing what the day will bring, and who will be left standing when it is over. Luckily I have not been touched by this recession and am hoping that I continue to stay in a safe position.

On the cancer tip...I heard from the endocrinologist office this morning. Looks like I will go into the hospital in about 2 weeks for my Radioactive Iodine (RAI) treatment. I will stay in the hospital (in isolation no less) for 3-4 days. I'm now told that once I am released from the hospital I will still need to stay away from my family for another few days (not sure how long yet) to protect them from my glow-in-the-dark-radioactive-self! She was like "You can't share a bed with anyone, and no hugging or kissing", well how am I going to explain that to my loving children! Best to stay away, for their safety, but most definitely NOT my sanity! I do not do well being away from them, so this part will most definitely be DIFFICULT! We go sit down the with DR on Tuesday so I will know more details at that time. I'm hoping I'm allowed to bring stuff with me to the hospital b/c if I can have my IPOD/LAPTOP/CELL PHONE I will be a MUCH happier camper, even though I use the word "happy" very loosely in this situation. My next 2 weeks will be rough as I have to go off the thyroid meds I am currently taking, this will cause me to quote un-quote "bottom out". Everyone reacts differently so there is no way to know how much I will be affected. It apparently will make me very tired and moody (GREAT that's what I need with a 4yr old and a 17 month old!) To find comedy in all of this is hard, but I am trying. In fact on my 1st appt with this DR, when he asked me "So how long have you been feeling tired?" I was like "Are you serious? I have 2 children under the age of 4, I've been tired for well...4 yrs!" Who asks questions like that...SERIOUSLY!

Found another great site for Thyroid Cancer information...www.checkyourneck.com, other than having a really cute name, they have some great information!

I'll get off my soapbox now, I know you all have better things to do than read my whining. But I wanted to keep everyone in the loop on what's next in my world.


AnneYarbs79 said...

Girl- how do you do it???? All I can say is bless your heart! Were are you and your radio-active self going to hide out once your released from the hospital?