Thursday, April 14, 2005

Virtual blogging

UPDATE: As of this morning, we've raised $95 for little Andrew Jordan's MS stroll (his father says we would get many thank yous if the little guy was speaking yet). If you haven't donated yet - please do. If everyone who reads this gives just one dollar - well, it wouldn't be a cure, but it would be a start. A dollar a mile is even better (they're going ten miles).... And now there's an easier way to do it. You can PayPal money to the family's account: hollymoose78ATyahooDOTcom (you know what to do there, right?)
If you want to let me know how much you give so I can add it to the tally above, fabulous, if not, that's okay too. But please do think about giving. No matter how little you can afford to give, it adds up - 100 people who can only afford $10 is $1000, and that's a nice donation, right? And I know lots of us can afford even more than that...

I have some adorable pictures of my stepson at his first soccer game last week... See?

Aren't they cute?

Oh, you can't see them?

Hmm... must be because my camera is on revolt! Don't know why. It's taking the pictures, it's storing them, it's buzzing and whirring like it normally does when I load them onto the computer. It's just not loading them onto the computer. I'll try to figure that out this weekend. For now we'll just pretend.

While you're pretending, look at this fantastic picture of Drew's sweater!!!

See, right there is what it looks like when you knit down the right front side.

Terrific, right?

And there - yeah, I know, it's a little messy. I apparently got distracted while picking up the stitches on the left side. How embarrassing.

But I fixed it, and now it looks like this!

All better!


Y'all play the "imagine there are pictures there" game really well! Give yourselves a pat on the back!

In other news, I got the test results back that had me off to the doctor so much last week. Turns out I have a funky thyroid. Tuesday I actually had a thyroid sonogram - so I got smeared with gross jelly, a cold wand was run over the goo, and little pictures were taken, but in 6 months, I don't have to give birth! What a deal! But it seems the unexplained weight gain and exhaustion are actually explainable. Who knew? I also likely have PCOS. We're holding off on a 100% diagnosis until the thyroid thing is a little more managed, as that's the more urgent matter, but my doctor (who I adore) is prety convinced. And it's funny, too, because there were several mentions of it on KR last week and I had realized I had a lot of the symptoms. Okay, yeah, pretty much ALL of the symptoms. I was going to mention it to the doctor but she brought it up first. I was really grateful for that discussion, because if I hadn't seen so many people obviously living relatively normally with it, I would have been scared to hear "polycystic" in relation to anything in my body, but as it was, I was just amused at the coincidence of the timing. I have another three-part/two-day test next week, and then a consult with an endocrinologist after that, but I'm feeling better just knowing it wasn't all in my head how tired I feel all the time.

And lastly, we finished our taxes nearly a month ago, but TaxCut wouldn't let us file State. I've used this program for several years, and always been pleased, but since this is the first year I've filed married, GB has less experience with it. And I must say he might have been mistaken for a sailor by some of the expressions he used when it wouldn't let us do that State thing. But I was looking around on their site today, and it turns out this is a common problem - that stems from user error of installing the state program incorrectly.


Okay, we'll get that fixed tonight, and be happy little campers.

More, even better pictures tomorrow (I know, I know - better than this? Dare to dream!


Anonymous Patti said...

Amie, I was diagnosed with thyroid problem ~10 years ago. Same symptoms, weight gain and exhaustion. The medication worked wonders for me. Lost 5-10 without trying. Even better, no longer felt I needed a 2pm nap. Also I was lucky. I've been on same dosage the whole time and don't have wild flucuations like some ppl.

12:20 PM  
Blogger vi said...

oh but Amie my friend, I pride myself on being ignorant, childish, obnoxious, and crude.

truly dear heart today I earned it,
let me enjoy the title
I will be nice tomorrow
ps: I have a new post.... go read and understand
feel better sweetie, and maybe Patti is right honey?
also get them to test you for pcos, even if you don't have all the symptoms

1:26 PM  
Blogger vi said...

Oh gees they are thinking pcos
sorry amie I am brain dead.....
I have pcos, I don't wish that on you or anyone...... it is horrible
honey if you do have it.....we will talk ok?
who hopes amie has a thyroid issue and not pcos

1:28 PM  
Blogger David said...

Love those little moments of serendipity, eh?

Glad you're feeling better about your diagnoses....

: )

2:11 PM  
Anonymous marti said...

sometimes those docs are our friends. i am hoping that you straightened out in no time.

3:30 PM  
Blogger CrazyFiberLady said...

Sorry about the health issues, but glad you have a good doctor who seems to be spot on with the diagnoses.

I just saw a book come across the "giveaway" shelf at the office on PCOS and if you'd like it, its yours. I have it set aside on my desk for you. Just send me your snail address and I'll get it off to you.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, sometimes stuff just piles up doesn't it? I'm sorry to hear about the diagnosis. I hope everything works out for the best!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Teri S. said...

I'm sorry to hear about the health problems. I had some thyroid problems several years ago; it turned out it was DeQuervain's thyroiditis. My throat was sore, I was tired and feeling generally off. With time, the problem corrected itself (both the hypo- and hyperthroidism went away). The only "side effect" is a cyst on my thryoid. Good luck in getting everything righted. And I will think positive thoughts about the other diagnosis not being PCOS.

10:02 PM  

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