If you’re coming into this conversation late, I have been diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. If you want to read more about what’s happened with me, you can find past posts here. I’ve also been battling an injured foot.
If you’ve been following along with my health saga…here’s the latest update.
Sunday morning was the last day I took my medication. I had it in my head that I would likely not really feel the tiredness that was predicted until Wednesday. I thought that there would be enough of the meds working through my system to keep me perky until then….then Wednesday, I’d be out of reserve and the tiredness would kick in. Sadly, I was right. I did great during childcare but 8pm hit tonight and I feel the need to get to bed. UGH. I had hoped I could avoid the tiredness.
I’m hoping that it doesn’t get worse but I’m betting that it does.
Next week I start the next step…onto my low-iodine diet. That starts next week.
I’ve already started to get things in place for that. It looks very do-able just not lots of fun for a girl that loves butter and sour cream like I do. I keep thinking of something that I could eat and then I realize..nope, that has eggs. No fish, no dairy, no egg yolks, no iodized salt. That’s the brunt of it. There are other specifications like no red dye. 6 oz. of meat a day and only 4 carb servings. Fruits and veggies are my friends….minus potato skins. Like I said it’s do-able..more annoying than anything.
I spent over an hour in the grocery store on Tuesday after I had seen my foot doctor. I was looking and looking through the grocery aisles. I found some no salt Rotel so I’m modifying my chili recipe so that will be an option for one day. I found no yolk noodles. I found peanut butter that is peanuts only…most have salt in them. I feel bad for people who have to eat that way all the time.
Speaking of the foot doctor here’s what happened there….my foot is back to being wrapped. It’s in a 24/7 wrap so bathing is a pain but already my foot is feeling better. I have an appointment in a week. Then wrap comes off then and I’ll get a new insole piece. Hopefully this time around it will all work.
I was instructed that I have to get new shoes. It’s so hard as I can’t try both of the shoes on if my foot is wrapped. He did give me some guidelines. The back of the shoe where heal goes can’t collapse when squeezed and the toe can’t bend too tight. With my foot problems over the last 10 months I’ve bought three pairs of athletic shoes. None of what I have meets his standard. UGH.
My feet are flat and wide too. UGH.
Any brands or shoe suggestions for me? I need some. I’m guessing we’ll be on the road this weekend to try to find shoes. I’m really tempted to just order something from Amazon. Shopping and me just don’t mix.
For the most part, although I’m whining, all is good here…but I am off to bed….sleep is likely the best thing for me.