Sunday, January 4, 2009

Health Update

I went to my doctor for a check-up on Dec. 30. All went well--he was optimistic and felt good about how things are progressing. My TG (the cancer marker) level decreased from the previous month by about 25%! This means the radiation is doing its work. The doctor decreased my calcium from 3000mg a day to 1000mg a day and he is also weaning me off of the Rx strength vitamin D I've been taking. Please pray I don't become hypocalcemic again. The doctor also increased my dosage of Synthroid. Praise the Lord! My TSH level was 19 (definitely in the hypothyroid range) and he wants it to be 0.3. Hopefully with this increased dose I'll start feeling less tired soon. I go back in two months for more blood work and another check-up.

All this typing has tired me out. I'm moving to the couch.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I am glad your check-up went well. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and new year. We are praying for you!