Sunday, April 19, 2009

Health Adventures


Scarey picture, eh? This is me recuperating from radioactive iodine treatment. I've had Grave's disease~hyperthyroid~for 4 and a half years. I took two different types of medicine over that time, but it never improved. As a result of the treatment, I am radioactive and must sleep by myself and stay at least 7 feet away from everyone. I'm living in the master bedroom and adjoining bathroom and my DH is sleeping in the guest room~

I hurt my right wrist's tendons 3 weeks ago and am on light duty at work....I feel like I'm letting them down! And it's taking forever to heal~

Soooo I asked my endocrinologist if I could have the radioactive iodine treatment now instead of after our Spain trip April 29. I'm hoping the time off will rest my wrist more...and I will be cutting down on my computer time to rest my wrist even more. Unless I can do everything with my left wrist! LOL! Not happening!

So may you all be blessed and happy this week. And if you are not blessed and happy, may you feel His comfort cradling you in peace.

Love you!!!!

11 comments:

Fanciful Expressions said...

Well wishes to you,dear Chris, for a speedy recovery. Considering all, I'd say your picture looks pretty chipper and your smile is radiant.

God bless you,
Carolyn

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Well, Bless you! That's awful, to be radioactive! I hope you have a speedy recovery and a wonderful trip.

diane said...

I have been thinking about you my friend. I hope you are doing okay! Luv ya~

Shoecrazy said...

Who looks this cute when they are ill? Really, you look RADIANT (you looked that way even before the iodine!) I wish you a speedy recovery. I miss your lovely smile and positive outlook @ work!! We will do our best without you and will be SO glad for your return!! Try to enjoy your downtime!!

Denise said...

Wishing you well my friend and I will begin to pray for your SAFETY while on your trip to Spain... I pray that the Father keep HIS hand of protection upon you........ and as for your treatment of radioactive treatment..............


YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE! I had to say that , you know I did...... It is about the same as the radioactive scrambled eggs I had to eat in Jan..... I had energy to light up a small sub division.

I really do love you and really do pray for your well being.....

Hugs to you girl.... and God speed and bring you home safe.....

Stacie said...

So being radioactive is the reason you have such a glow!!! LOL..hope you feel better and that wrist continues to heal...

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Chris, sorry to hear you're struggling with this--wow. I'll be praying for you as face the next few days. Thanks for the kind words about the post; it helps to know there are others out there like us, doesn't it. I pray you're not too lonely in your health "quarantine." Sounds awful and that God gives you peace.

Bear Chick said...

Behind on my blog reading from vacation so I'm thinking you must be pretty close to non-radioactive by now! And I hope the wrist is much better. Have a WONDERFUL time in Spain!

Denise said...

Checking in on you! Take care out there in Calif.. wash your hands and when in doubt wash your hands.... We need to pray that flu right out of this place.......

Angie said...

Well no wonder I haven't seen you up and down the roads! Bless your precious heart!!!

I pray that the trip is great and your HEALING is strong!

I love you dearly!!

Anonymous said...

To Chris in Spain,
I think of you each morning as I put on my beautiful necklace. Prayers for healing. Patsy in Costa Rica