Wednesday, January 4, 2012

So much to say!

I love a new year... there is so much opportunity to be good, to have everything be what you want.

This year I am being healthy, active and productive... granted we're only 4 days in, but I think it is a positive mindset and I happy about it.

I left work early yesterday to head to the doctor... in an effort to follow the chronological events of yesterday let's cover that first. I met with my doctor to discuss my ultrasound results (the ultrasound of my neck). Turns out I do have an inflamed thyroid... which means I have a goitre - another one. This time it is caused by Thyroiditis, which literally translates to an inflamed thyroid.

My doctor explained it as a viral infection that is attacking my thyroid and because my thyroid is so lazy, its not doing anything about it. It's just letting it happen... which is where all the discomfort comes from. It doesn't hurt, but I can feel the lump in my throat when I swollen and if I try to sleep on my back I can't breath... no biggie. Ha! I have an appointment with a specialist in early February and I will likely have my thyroid removed... yay, gruesome scar JUST IN TIME for the wedding. I am annoyed with my body acting out, but overall I am ok with the results. Its not cancer and I am ok with that.

My Doctor also said it isn't affecting my thyroid function... which means the drugs are working. There is nothing more we can do, but wait for things to work themselves out.

Fast Forward to me getting home to my 60minutes of me time (which I love). I spent 30minutes with Nike Training Club. Woah. I am sore today and excited that at home, alone, with only weights I can make myself sore. I thought it would be a quick workout; a couple dips, lifts and lunges, but it was so much more! It was insane... and I love the flow of the workout.

While you're working out it gives you tips with videos to show you the proper movements. I like that it yells at you to keep going, gives you countdowns and doesn't make you do the same thing for very long. The longest exercise was 2 minutes.

The 30 minutes include 'recovery' and stretching. It was fun and I am looking forward to trying another one tonight. I feel like I can meet all my goals this year.... it is afterall the year of ME!

Ok... still swamped at work, but hitting the gym at lunch for a little ellipitical action.


Pounds to Lose: 23 (I know, right?! yay!)


  1. The viral infection of the thyroid is self limiting condition which resolves after 3 months.
    I do not understand why it needs to be removed.
    By the way (our instrcutor says that) in the past moderate thyroid swelling was regarded as sign of beauty:)

  2. I think your instructor is a very wise person :)

    Thyroiditis is just one factor in the removal... its been a long bumpy roady (#punny)

    Thanks for the comment!

  3. The patient is a boss, but from what we have learned so far the #1 reason for surgery is when there is a risk of cancer or the nodules over 4 cm are present in the thyroid.

  4. I am the face of thyroid disease awareness groupJanuary 5, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    January has been designated as thyroid awareness month!
    The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists started an educational campaign to “check your neck”. I believe it would be nice for the common people with thyroid disorders participate in this campaign to show others how the abnormal thyroids are looking at such exam, by taking video of such exam and posting it on you tube or yahoo videos under the title: I am a face of thyroid disease