Friday, January 23, 2009

Feeling Better...

This is my 4th day back on my thyroid hormones and I have to say I am starting to feel better. I still got weak and winded from vacuuming last night, but after a nap I was better. This morning I actually got through blow drying my hair without a break! And I cleaned up the kitchen before heading out to work. So my energy level must be improving.

I also got a flu shot on Tuesday and have had swelling and tenderness in that arm so I put on an ice pack....trouble is I had pain in the opposite shoulder from bowling (what was I thinking?) so I put a heating pad on that side. I felt like one of those McDonald's Mc D.L.T burgers, the "keep the hot side hot and the cold side cold" ones from the 80's. Does anyone else remember those? The burger came in a two compartment styrofoam container with a bun, lettuce, and tomato on one side and the burger and bun on the other. That just seems funny now!

Anyhow, a lot of my face swelling has gone down. I've had these strange tingly feelings in different parts of my face the last two days. I guess that is the fluid leaving the tissues, but it feels weird and makes me want to wrinkle up my fore head or do those face stretches. My doctor had offered me some low dose prednisone (Steroid) for the swelling I had as it was causing me some pain in my ears. I declined but then decided that I would take him up on it and called to ask him to phone it in to the pharmacy. I'm hoping that will hasten the recovery a bit and not turn me into Arnie "Vwe vwant to pump...You up!" Swarzeneggar. He swore it wouldn't.

I'm looking forward to the weekend, got a couple of "to-do lists" and it appears I may have the energy to get them done!


Big Ez said...

does to do include seeing the "Spin Doctors at Otis Campbells?

Anonymous said...

I am sure you will be back to normal soon. Don't push yourself too hard it will take time, but you will get there. Remember you have some of Grandma's stubborn genes.
Love you,

Ann said...

I loved McD.L.T.'s. I thought I was the only one who remembered those. LOL.