Well here I am…I am one week out from my radioactive iodine treatment for my thyroid cancer…I had hoped to feel better by now. I don’t.
I had hoped that with being able to take my thyroid meds again that everything would be improving and I do think it slowly is, I’m not doing the best. Friday thankfully Kalissa had the day off and played chauffeur for me. I ended up the doctor-still not released to drive much so it was Kalissa to the rescue.
Overnight Thursday into Friday morning I woke in the night sure that I had a stroke. Things had started the day before. The right side of my tongue had been acting like it was “asleep”. I woke to find the whole side of my face down my neck and into my upper right arm were asleep. It seemed localized there. It wasn’t painful but everything was asleep. I had told you earlier that limbs that “fall asleep” was something I had been suffering with as a side effect of being hypothyroid. The longer I laid there, the more I lamented.
I finally woke Hubby up and told him. He was sleepy and didn’t realize how serious I felt it was. Finally I told him either he listen to me and take me seriously or I was calling Kalissa. That perked him up and he did a few tests on me. I passed them all. He assured me it was part of being hypothyroid but maybe I should get it checked out in the morning. As I laid there I remember some jaw exercised my chiropractor had me do one time after my jaw was screwed up after a dentist procedure. I did them and did get some relief from them. That helped me feel a little better. Eventually I fell back to sleep.
In the morning I called Kalissa and she agreed I should be it checked out. I made a doctor appointment. We went to Decorah.
We were in the doctor’s office. He tested me. He ended up calling the neurologist on call.