Wednesday, October 05, 2005



My hubby is unwell.
Well, no more then normal.
He has hyperthyroidism and his last specialist appointment proved to me what I suspected and that was that it had hit a high again. His levels were 4 times what a normal person should be! His medication has doubled and his doctor referred to him as being toxic and suggested, more urgently then before, that he gets irradiated.
The irradiation will reverse the effects but the outcome will be better then what he is now. Basically he is not able to tolerate the moderate heat we have been having and has been having dizzy spells because he is getting close to over heating.
When the irradiation treatment has happened he will either function as normal or have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland).
The main problem with irradiation is that he will have to have 2 weeks without contact and not even in this house for at least 10 days after treatment. Not even a simple cuddle is allowed and he isn't supposed to be in contact with anyone for longer then 2 hours. There is the option of surgery but that is relatively new and has a higher chance of damaging his voice box.
What ever method he chooses, it has to be done sooner then later.
I don't really want to be a widow just yet! Not that I think that it will come to that.

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