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Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Month of Thankfulness: Day One

Its been quite a while since I posted anything about my history of thyroid cancer. If there is one thing I've learned about this disease, its that I have to view it as chronic. Now, thyroid cancer is highly treatable and most likely I will eventually die of something else...and I'm thinking not any time soon!

But...my tent is continuing to fall apart at the seams. I had my routine thyroid blood work just over a week ago and the tumor marker is up. So now, I am off my synthroid waiting to get hypothyroid enough to have a total body thyroid scan. My doctor is thinking late November.

Sliding into hypothyroidism is not fun. You feel increasingly sluggish every day as all systems work more and more slowly. You are so tired all the time. And so cold. And you gain weight. I really hate that part! Your skin gets so dry. You just feel like one big slug!

But here's the thankfulness part. God is faithful to never leave me in whatever trial I face (Romans 8:38-39, Psalm 46:1). That, and His promise of a transformed body (Phil.3:21) are what I am thanking Him for today.

7 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

You have a great attitude and I am blessed to read your Day 1 of thanks. I look forward to having a transformed body one day too. Praying you feel better soon.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Amen, Dorothy. You have been in my prayers so frequently. Every day, all throughout the day.

Just got home. I'll call you in the morning.

K

rosemary said...

I will be praying for you, Dorothy, as you faithfully endure the testing.

Willow said...

Oh Dorothy, I didn't know anything about this. Someone close to me has had to deal with the hypothyroid problem and you're right it's no fun, that gaining weight, feeling sluggish, tired all the time existence. Please take good care of yourself.

Elle said...

I'm hypothyroid as well. I'm glad you told us so that we can pray effectively for you. And I will, friend. I know that as God takes you through this trial, you will find Him sufficient though your body is not.

Ann said...

Praying that you will know the Lord strengthening you each day.
Ann

Kim said...

Thank you for this reminder, Dorothy. For those of us who don't struggle particularly with health issues, it is a good reminder not to take our health for granted, and to realize where our true strength comes from.