Monday, March 21, 2011

Personal Issues

Hi everyone :)

Just wanted to do a quick post on some things going on in my life right now and ask for some prayers. A few weeks ago I went to the doctor for a routine physical, and had high blood pressure, so my doctor ordered blood work. It came back that I had hyperthyroidism, so she referred me to an endocrinologist. I went to the endocrinologist today and had more blood work done, and talked about my options.

She basically told me that I could have 1) hyperthyroidism,  2) something called Grave's disease--which is too much to explain, and honestly I really don't understand it and won't really bother with researching 'too' much until I find out whether or not I have it, or 3) I could have just had thyroiditis, which caused the blood work to read 'hyperthyroidism' and everything be okay now. I am praying praying praying that it is the last of the three I just mentioned, and there won't be any treatment needed. The treatment is pretty easy but not for the time being because for treatment #1, I can't take while breastfeeding, and who knows how long it will take to wean little diva? treatment #2 is radioactive iodine treatment which requires me to quit breastfeeding and to also be AWAY from my diva for a whole week because of the radiation and not wanting to expose her to it, and treatment #3 is surgery.

So please just pray that it is nothing, and if anything it was just thyroiditis and it's okay and gone now. I know hyperthyroidism isn't a serious condition and if treated shouldn't cause any problems, I just don't really want to deal with the options that I have right now (I will if I have to), but I don't want to have to be away from her for that long, but if my health depends on it I will :) Thanks for reading! We are off to NC in 2 DAYS!!!! Will update when I get my results--could take 2 days to a week :)



  1. awww, I am sorry to hear about this. Hang in there.... keep us updated!

  2. oh no ashley. I hope it is #3 and has gone away! I will be thinking about you! can't wait to see you saturday!

  3. thinking about you. safe travels to NC :) enjoy your stay!