Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Off Her Meds

Thank you for all the encouragement! This is an exciting and very scary time, but once the decision was made I felt better immediately!

One of the reasons for the timing was medical. I had to go back on that crappy boring stupid bland icky wonderful Low-Iodine Diet and off my Synthroid as of yesterday. Nothing to be alarmed about. It's in preparation for a follow-up scan. Have to get my TSH above 30 by January 9th (I'm not thinking this is going to be anything close to difficult) and if it is, I have a full body scan on Jan 10th. We're hoping this scan shows no residual thyroid cells. If not, life with iodine and Synthroid resumes, if they do find some (and there's a 30% chance they will, so not expected, but not tragic if they do) then I get another dose of radiation. Fun.

And since I'm already feeling tired and cranky, I'm betting that 30 will be reached and then some with great ease.

So how 'bout some cheery news? I had a loverly Christmas, showered with loverly gifts. My parents bought me an iHome!!! I've wanted one for a while, so this was exciting! Can't wait to get that set up! I also got several books, a subscription to Spin Off, an iZ (named iZadore) and some gorgeous alpaca boucle yarn.
Check out that gorgeous curl!
There's three balls of that, 150 grams each, and he says he got it (from so it's good in a karmic sense, too) because he needed to bump up his shopping cart total to get a better deal on shipping. You should all order from a place that helps the world while simultaneously requiring you to buy me yummy alpaca yarn. Of course, I only have a weight, not a yardage, so I'm not entirley sure how much I have, but I'll suffer through it somehow. There must be a McMorran balence in my future....

David and Mark also got me a terrific pair of earrings, which I know each of you will want a pair of for yourself, so go ask where they got them. Why would you want a pair of these earrings too? Well, just look:

Told ya. Go ahead, ask, I'll wait.


Now, one last thing before I go (feels like naptime), and that's the socks, which are drying now:

Ta da!
Twinship is purely accidental, honest.

Okay, I've got a handsome blonde cat who wants me to take him to bed, and I don't have the energy to argue... toodles!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck with your body scan. I was lucky enough to only have one dose of radiation when I had my cancer. I hope you are as lucky. That low iodine diet stinks. And no Synthroid makes for extra cold crankiness in the winter.
The earrings are too cute! And I love the socks.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hang in there kiddo. Nap all you want -- naps are good.

I want those earrings! Since you gave preauthorization, I hopped right over to Cracked Window and begged to know their source. And enjoyed some good reading, too.

BTW, I borrowed your "Would it kill ya to comment?" button (in a probably futile attempt to garner more comments), but no Bandwidth Theft was involved. Promise.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous clarelight said...

Ok, I'll bite. Where did you get the earrings! They are too cute!

So glad to hear your spirits are up even if your body is not.

11:15 AM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

i went ahead and sent my fiance the link to those (after i got it from david's blog, lol). he had wanted to get me one more present, since he was slow this year, and was going to get me a dragon. i told him to get me those instead! thanks aimee, and good luck with all that "stuff"

11:01 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Love your gifts, especially the yarn and earrings, and love the updates on everything that I've been missing for the last week-and-a-half. I'g glad you had a great Christmas, and hope that everything is going well in application-and-interview-land. I'll be thinking of you on the 9th, pulling for the best possible results on your test.

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Ines said...

where did you get those earings?

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Sarah Elizabeth said...

Sending you best wishes and prayers that all goes well, Amie!

1:11 PM  
Blogger teabird17 said...

Good luck, Annie!! My mother had thyroid cancer about 30 years ago, and she is fine - I hope you will be, too.

And please, please tell me where he got those wonderful earrings!!!!!!

3:53 PM  
Blogger LaliƤna :) said...

Thinking of you as your scan comes closer and wishing you all the best! Can you send good karma through the internet? Love, Laura :)

9:50 AM  

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