Another Weekend

Getting close to another weekend is not good.  Today I could not get up. It is already almost 3:00PM and I am still in bed, getting up to check my e-mail.  The university’s email system will be down from 5:00PM today until 8:00AM on Monday. If anyone sends me an email I will not see it, and by Monday I may have zillions, but some may be lost.

I have to depend too much on Guido these days, and it really hurts me.  He is not well either, but he has to look after me now! He doesn’t even want me to call anyone to drive me to places, so it makes me feel even worse.

My compound desiccated thyroid is ready at The Village Green – Apothecary.  Guido went to pick it up this morning, but they told him it would not be ready until after 3:00PM (shame on them!) We are now waiting for the service people to clean the pool, so that means that we will not have the medication today but tomorrow.  I am nervous and dejected about all this, because Guido wants to do everything himself and he doesn’t want to ask for help.  We don’t have many friends who can help, especially on weekends, but I know some would do it if we asked…

In the long run, one more day may not make a difference, but I do want so badly to get well soon!!!  Dr. Goodman said I will get better only when I reach 170mg.  I am now on 90, and it goes up in thirties.  It cannot be raised too fast.  I’ll wait two more weeks and see if I can get Dr. Hedaya to change it.  That’s what it says in the book I am reading,  Stop the Thyroid Madness: A Patient Revolution Against Decades of Inferior Treatment– an eye opener!

It’s back to bed now, and I hope I can get up to prepare supper… Our friends Tere and Dick Wright had brought us a lot of food, but it is now almost all gone.


About martisima

After over 50 years of teaching literature to undergraduate and graduate students, I feel I have earned my retirement (it happened when I was 72, five years ago). I do miss the classroom, however, but not the meetings and all other requirements of the profession. I love teaching, and wish I could still do it. But now I read for pleasure, and watch films, and listen to all kinds of music (no TV, though). I love to travel, and hope I can resume doing it soon. I need to get over my health issues caused by thyroid surgery three years ago!
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