Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back to Work

My long 8-week medical leave will probably come to an end next week.  I see the doctor on Monday, and I should be going back to work on Tuesday.

To tell the truth, I don't really want to go back very bad.  I feel like my leave wasn't very restful at all.  Too much going on!  Hubby bought a brand-new Toyota 4Runner (and I had to sign papers only 6 days after surgery), Bobby started his job the same week I had surgery and he lived at home for a few weeks, Ricky moved from one apartment to another in Auburn ('though I didn't help), Bobby moved from Auburn to a new apartment here, his new cat came to live with us for awhile, and his old cat did not like it one bit!  Mega-cat fights day and night!

Then there were the trips to Birmingham — first for a checkup on the surgery, then to see the thyroid doctor and then to have the biopsies.  In the middle of all that, I caught this horrendous cold which hasn't relinquished its hold on me yet (and now Bob has it, too).  The constant coughing threw my back out, but, in the meantime, I bought a new washer and dryer so Bobby could have the old one...

And, on top of all that, I have spent every scrap of energy I did have on work.  I put in more than 80 hours of work while I was on leave and, consequently, didn't get any of the little projects done that I had hoped to.  And now I have to go back to work for real...

Poor me!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Return to the Living

I have been quite ill.  It all started with a cough and sore throat which eventually turned into bronchitis and then a sinus infection.  Even while taking an antibiotic for the sinus infection, I had a fever over 103° for several days in a row.  It has been less than 100° for a couple of days now, and I am finally able to actually get dressed!  Still no energy at all because I spend most of the night coughing, but maybe I am on my way back to the Land of the Living.

On a more positive note, my biopsies last week were benign, so no thyroidectomy for right now!  I am so relieved!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Tomorrow, I am going to have another fine needle aspiration biopsy on my thyroid.  If it is negative like the last two have been, I am going to put off having a thyroidectomy because I am afraid of the after effects.  Keep your fingers crossed!