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My Thyroid Test


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Well, this news absolutely sucks the big one. I'm sorry, Sasha. Sorry, too, that you have to give up smoking because I know how hard it is, especially when it is something you enjoy. When we are younger, it's easier I think because we figure we have lots of time ahead of us and many other things we enjoy. (So a period of being miserable in withdrawal is doable. At least that's MY problem with quitting. I don't want to spend ANY time being miserable. LOL)

Your essay (as usual) was infinitely readable -- I won't say I enjoyed it because the news SUCKS, but it was well-written. Good luck, my friend.


 Comment Written 10-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 10-Jan-2020
    Yes, the news sucks but I think I am finally ready to quit smoking. It is expensive and, obviously, not healthy.

reply by Ideasaregems-Dawn on 10-Jan-2020
    Agreed. Best wishes, Sasha.

reply by the author on 10-Jan-2020
    Thanks, I am ready to quit.
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Hi, Sasha;
I have regular thyroid tests because mine doesn't work very well. The only thing I have to do apart from take the tests once every 6 months or so is to take 2 tiny pills 5 times a week and 1 tiny pill twice a week. It's that easy, so I hope you find a good fix too. The other matters are more difficult, but to give up anything, it's easier if you don't have any in the house.


 Comment Written 10-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 10-Jan-2020
    Veronica take care of dolling out my pills so I don't really know what I am taking but supposedly, it is supposed to help. I think I am finally ready to quit smoking. It is expensive and, obviously, not healthy.
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I'm surprised your doctor didn't test your thyroid much earlier. Too little of too much throws your system out of whack. I had too much when 1970. The solution was a pill, But I was told I'd eventually have too little. Ten years later, I started taking Synthroid and still do. Smart to bring along at times like this!


 Comment Written 09-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 10-Jan-2020
    Mine is overactive now but may be reversed later. This is the second thyroid test he has had me take. He is very thorough.
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Hi Sasha and try to have a Happy New Year ahead.

I am sorry to hear about your doctor's report. Boy....he minces no words does he? "Sasha...your health is a mess"

Cheer up dear friend. You are not alone in your worries. I have turned 80 and have to constantly stay medicated with things like Simvistatin for Chloresterol but thankfully, my thyroid is okay. Whew. I share your concerns though , believe me. Bless you always. X Your friend, Bob



 Comment Written 08-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 09-Jan-2020
    Thanks for your generous comments. I am completely ready to quit smoking and can hardy wait for Saturday. How's that for enthusiasm?

reply by Mastery on 09-Jan-2020
    Hi Sasha. I smoked for 60 years (yes sixty) started when I was 14. I had pneumonia three years ago and quit cold turkey in May of 2017. YOU CAN DO IT. (simply think about the consequences if you continue to smoke. XX Bob

reply by the author on 09-Jan-2020
    Thanks for the encouraging comments. I sincerely appreciate them.

reply by Mastery on 09-Jan-2020
    Bless you my friend. :) X Bob

reply by the author on 09-Jan-2020
    Thanks.
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Even faith won't work unless one has the fortitude to face addiction, which really what it is. I had similar trouble, but when God told me to give up smoking, drinking and gambling...I did. Perhaps Dr. Guzman's diagnosis will help you, anyway I will add prayer to the "crossed" fingers, chance belongs to the other guy. Well done, get well, blessings, Roy
Typo : I had to (thank) google (for) that (that) expression...2: It also give(s) me...


 Comment Written 08-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 09-Jan-2020
    Thanks for the encouraging comments. I am ready to quite smoking and am actually looking forward to Saturday's arrival. I agree, prayer is better than crossed fingers.

reply by royowen on 09-Jan-2020
    Be strong Sasha
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Hi, Sasha, I'm back editing one of your rambles. I want to say it's funny, but if you're really having this thyroid trouble and all these side effects, it isn't funny at all. I, too, have read on Google, and been amazed at, what the thyroid can influence. I hope you get better.

I have made a number of suggestions. I know you have trouble seeing the print, and you do remarkably well with this hindrance. You can use whatever you like of my changes.

I always enjoy editing your rambles.

P.S. I quit smoking cigarettes fifty years ago, and I still want one.
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I had to Google that that expression
omit second "that"

I do love and rely on Google.
This is a great statement; I think it would be more dramatic and humorous if it was on a line by itself.

The results always show the individual items/areas cover and alongside show the correct results for a healthy person.
Missing a word here (what); "results" repeated too close.
Suggest: The chart always show what areas are covered and alongside each the correct results for a healthy person.

Clearly I need medication to rectify this and a complete change in my diet. Since Veronica feeds me she is now in charge of improving my diet.
"Diet" repeated too close together.
Suggest: Clearly I need medication to rectify this and a complete change in my eating habits. Since Veronica feeds me, she is now in charge of improving my diet.

Most Mexicans must have high cholesteral because cheese is a major ingredient in all meals.
Mispelled cholesterol; add "their"; also think this sentence should be put in parenthesis, because it's a sidebar statement that could be plucked without changing the meaning.
Suggest: (Most Mexicans must have high cholesterol, because cheese is a major ingredient in all their meals.)

I am not sure of precisely what is wrong with my thyroid but tomorrow Agustin and Veronica are coming over to explain what Dr. Guzman told them.
Suggest: Make this a new paragraph.

The hardest item on his list of things to change is that I have to quit smoking immediately, and cold turkey. He emphasized immediately at least five times.
Dashes would make this more dramatic; a few word changes.
Suggest: The most difficult on his list of changes is "stop smoking"--immediately! He repeated this order at least five times.

I spent the entire afternon online looking up quitting smoking and each site said plan it out; pick a non stressful time and don't hesitate to join a group.
"Afternoon" missing an "o"; other suggestions:
I spent the entire afternoon online looking up smoking cessation, and each offered a plan--pick a non-stressful time, and don't hesitate to join a group.

I told both that I ageed with Dr. Guzman and need to quit smoking.
"r" missing from "agreed"; omit "smoking" at end of sentence--repetitive and unnecessary.
Suggest: I told them both that I agreed with Dr. Guzman that I need to quit.

The three of us decided that Saturday is the day for me to quit.
Suggest: The three of us decided that Saturday would be the day.

It also give me a few days to digest what is wrong with my thyroid.
"s" missing on "give"; extra space after "digest"
Suggest past tense: It also gave me a few days to digest what is wrong with my thyroid.

Veronica's mother has severe thyroid problems and is familiar with problems associated with it.
Suggest: Veronica's mother has severe thyroid problems and is familiar with all the problems it creates.

Somehow, my screwed up thyroid is causing me weight loss, the cause of why my hair won't grow, and why I don't heal properly.
Suggest: Somehow, my screwed-up thyroid is causing weight loss; it is also the reason my hair won't grow and why I don't heal properly.

Having my doctor freek out is not my idea of a good day.
"freek" should be "freak"

Please, dear friends, keep your fingers cross for me.
"cross" should be "crossed".



 Comment Written 08-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 09-Jan-2020
    Thanks for the suggestions and point out all the spags. I will make the changes.

reply by shaffer40 on 09-Jan-2020
    You're welcome. Happy new year.
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Follow his orders Sasha. It does sound like the doctor has a plan that will help. You also have great friends who love you and will probably rebuke you when you veer off course. Thanks for sharing this informative and well written work. Take care of yourself and may God bless you, help you, and preserve you. Well done!


 Comment Written 08-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 09-Jan-2020
    Thanks for the generous an uplifting comments.
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Well, Sasha, I'm sure that f you get the thyroid under control you'll find an overall improvement to your health. Dr Guzman has your wellbeing at heart, and my feeling is that he really wants to help you to have many more years of living your life to the very best. I stopped smoking many years ago. And cold turkey, as well. It's not as difficult as you may think. Lots of regards from your friend. Ulla x


 Comment Written 08-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 09-Jan-2020
    Thanks for the encouraging comments. Dr. Guzman definitely has my best interests at heart and I plan to follow his instructions completely.
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What would we do without Google? On New Years Eve my sister reminded me about how my parents still have all of the Encyclopedias. Google them if you don't know what they are. I always hated them. Oh honey! I'm so sorry about your thyroid but at least you're getting answers now. I'm sure you can join any addiction group, even if it's not for smoking, and they'd be able to help support you. Big hugs my dear.


 Comment Written 08-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 08-Jan-2020
    Thanks, I am working on find a group to join. Totally unrelated, I realized today that my stove is not plugged in nor do I have any gas even if it was. There is a reason Veronica and Agustin feed me, I cannot make any food to feed myself.

reply by ExperiencingLiphe on 08-Jan-2020
    I'd love for someone to feed me. Lol

reply by the author on 09-Jan-2020
    I just learned my stove is not plugged in and I don't have gas either. They keep the container at their house because it is too dangerous to put into my too small apartment.
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I can only imagine how frightening it had to be for the doctor to react the way he did on top of the diagnosis. That would be quite disconcerting as it is. BUT he cares or he wouldn't have reacted that way. He has to be a good dr and a good person.
You can do it, Sasha. With good food and God's help, all things are possible!


 Comment Written 08-Jan-2020



reply by the author on 08-Jan-2020
    Yes, I definitely like Dr. Guzman. You are right, he was not pleased to give me the bad news. Thanks for your encouragement.

reply by LaRosa on 08-Jan-2020
    hang in, Lady! you're on the right track!
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