Well, it’s been 5 years since I was originally diagnosed and today I went in for another check up. Today’s check up was with a brand new doctor whom I’ve never met or seen before since my original endo moved out of state and his dad (who held a practice with him) has gone into semi-retirement. Knowing that, I decided to start with the new doc before I was forced to that way I could see if I liked her and if I needed to find someone else. She’s young and reads all the current literature and made sure to give me a little bit of insight into why she’s doing some of the things she’s doing. Apparently my old doc kept great notes (thanks Dr H, that makes things a bit easier). So, previously my bloodwork was coming back positive for thyrogen antibodies which is the primary marker for if the cancer is gone or not. Because of them being present and positive, they couldn’t really tell what was going on. Well, today’s good news, those antibodies are now negative. Apparently they can return and the rate they show up as is 0.6…as long as they stay below 1 I’m in good hands. If they go above 1, I have to go for another full body scan, which means more I131 (but at a low dose). As for now, my levothyroxine meds have been raised SLIGHTLY. I was taking 200mcg six days a week and 175mcg on Saturday…I am now taking 200mcg every day. Nice slow increase so as not to wind up like I did before dizzy and unable to function because my levels were so outta whack. I like the new doc, doesn’t hurt that she had good news to give me lol. While the cancer can come back, currently everything looks great. Six months before my next appointment. I’ll have to get more bloodwork and a neck ultrasound, but telling me I can wait 6 months to see them again is awesome news. That means that everything is looking great!
My last final is tomorrow and then maybe I can get back to finishing my story for those who are still following and still interested. Thank you for sticking with me. I tend to write these later at night…guess I can’t sleep and what better way to pass time than to fill in friends and followers.
Goodnight and sweet dreams friends and again thank you for following me.