Friday, January 29, 2010

Getting somewhere...

I'm momentarily in a very clear state of mind. All my synapses are working in good order and I can think straight. It's a temporary condition due to having gotten enough rest and seeing the forest for the trees again. I rested the whole morning until about one pm, when the Exfactor showed up to clean house for me like he had promised that he would. You have no idea what a godsend he was when he grabbed the vacuum cleaner and proceeded to vacuum the whole apartment and very thoroughly too. It was wonderful, because it needed to happen so badly and I could not do it myself. While he did that, I hung up a load of laundry and put another load in the machine, so I was not completely idle.

We then had coffee together and an interesting discussion about public transport and rush hour traffic and the solutions to that and then the Exfactor tackled the kitchen and the dishes and it was with so much relief that I saw him do that, because it had seemed like an impossible job to me. I dried the dishes and put them away, but he did all the hard work, thank goodness. He´s coming back next week to do the rest of the jobs and I am so glad about that. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Now I can enter the weekend with peace in my heart and not feel like I have all of this hovering over my head. He´s a great guy.

I had to call my GP´s office today to get the results of the blood tests, but all I know so far is that my thyroid levels were too high, which surprised me, because I was expecting them to be too low, explaining my extremely low energy, but you do get symptoms from a too high functioning thyroid too and mentally it effects you also and makes you more nervous and edgy. It may have been this way for quite a while, because it´s been two years since it was last checked and I should have it done every year. I´ll have to look up the symptoms for a hyperactive thyroid.

My GP wants to discuss the rest of the blood test results with me personally, so I have an appointment with him Monday afternoon. So, I´m still in the dark about that, but maybe there´s something there that´s going to explain my extreme tiredness. Now I´ll have to wait a whole three days, which I don´t like, but that´s the way it is. The more I think about it, the more I think there´s something physically wrong that can be put to rights and that this is the reason why I have been feeling so bad and slowly going downhill, because it´s my body that refuses to function and that is dragging me down, although that maybe wishful thinking on my part. At least I know my thyroid isn´t functioning properly.

I just took the dog for a walk in the rain and it was refreshingly nice. It wasn´t raining hard, but it was a bit cold and it put some color on my cheeks. Jesker wasn´t too enthused about walking in the rain, but did what he had to do and we only made our small walk. That was enough for now. We weren´t heroes today. He´s doing well and is eating his normal amount of food again and he´s not acting demented anymore, so that really was because of the illness, so if that happens again, I´ll know to take him to the vet immediately. That means he´s got a fever and is delirious. Oh, how awful that I didn´t know that.

Well, that´s all the exciting news I have to tell you for right now. That as long a post as I can handle for now. I have to go and check my emails and visit some blogs. I haven´t done that in a while. You must all think that I´ve deserted you.



Maggie May said...

Pleased to hear Jesker is feeling so fit and able to go walkies with you.

Maybe much of your trouble is due to thyroid problems that can be easily rectified.
I hope there is nothing else wrong with you, Nora. Maybe it is because of the smoking that has made some of the bloods samples to be below par. Fingers crossed.

Sleep tight tonight! X

Nuts in May

Twain12 said...

I hope that you will get some answers on Monday too. Glad you got some help with the housework , sometimes it is so nice to have something practical done for us

aims said...

That's very interesting about the thyroid. I had mine checked a while back and all was normal. I'll be interested to know what the rest of the results are too.

So glad Jesker is feeling better and I know that a unmessy house equals an unmessy mind. It's been proven to me endless times. I can't bear a mess myself. I'm (unfortunately) fanatical about cleaning. Sometimes to the extreme. I'd like a happy medium.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. You should be getting skinny anytime now then! I suspect that this isn't happening may perhaps be due to some of the meds you are taking? They can have a profound impact on metabolism.

I'm so glad to hear that Jesker is so improved. I was really worried he wasn't going to make it. Relief all round!

Sadly the Bear will never be coming round and doing my housework for me!

Good to be feeling positive about the week.

Bearfriend xx