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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hooray for a performance enhancing drug!!!

Yep, you read right - adulation for a performance enhancing drug use on Happy Trails.....  I received my results from blood work on Monday which signaled I have hit rock bottom and the thyroid is essentially non-functioning.  R.I.P. little fella.  I have been given my first prescription for synthetic thyroid replacement  and we are ecstatic!!!  This means that the worst part of the Graves Disease process should be behind us.  Doc said I should feel noticeably better within 3 to 4 weeks and heading in the normal direction within 6 to 8 weeks.  There may be some dosing adjustments along the way but overall things should be so much better.  People have told me I will feel almost super human once I hit "normal" just because I have felt overall so poorly for the last 1.5 to 2 years.  We can't wait!!!  Because my levels have dipped so low, intentionally from the RAI procedure, I've not been able to do much in terms of running the last few weeks.  That's ok.   Good things are on the horizon......

We spent a few days in Pagosa Springs last week, for some R & R, and even though I was fairly gutter crawling, was able to wring a few last trails runs out of the body while we were there.  It is an incredibly beautiful area with some really great trail running and trail race series.  The full report and pics will be coming soon!


Steve is on fire.  He is as fit as I have seen him in many years and is anxious for a good race at Greenland 25k in two weeks.  I am so excited for him and can't wait to cheer him on and, of course, get some good photos of him blazing to a PR.  He has worked so hard, not only keeping up with his training and other "life" responsibilities, but has kept me propped up and perking along through the last long while.  I am so proud of and thankful for him!


Happy Trails, indeed!!!

 

15 comments:

Knuckledragger said...

Great news Kathleen, very happy that the worst should be behind you. Craig

Laura@Run_Eat_Date said...

Congratulations! Great news indeed!

Kathy said...

Hooray for hitting rock bottom!!! You will be feeling SO much better once you're therapeutic! No doubling up on race days, though!! ;)

Christi said...

I am glad that you will be getting some great relief soon. That is great news!

Go Steve!

Jill said...

Well, you don't have an answer my email now, you blogged all I asked you :). So glad that thyroid has left residency in your body; I am really happy that in a few weeks you're going to be back to your bubbly self! (can I get my thyroid zapped, too? Anything to make me feel better!!).

I may have to swing down to see Steve crank out that PR. Would be fun to see!!

Enjoy these gorgeous Colorado blue skies this week....suppose to be chilly this weekend!

Teamarcia said...

Welcome to the non-functioning thyroid club! SOrry to hear you were feeling so cruddy for so long. I hope they get your dose right and you are back to being your sparkling self soon!

ajh said...

Good news that things will be looking up for you! Good luck to Steve in the 25K.

My new bike is at home. I am using my "old" bike because of all the rain that was predicted and I didn't want to be nervous about something happening to my new bike or my just general not being as comfortable with it yet.

Besides haven't you heard......make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.

Terzah said...

That's such great news! I'm sure Steve won't be the only one chasing PRs once it kicks in for you. Happiest post of the day!

Jennifer said...

Woo hoo! Such exceelent news! And good for Steve too, he has been working hard.

Cheers!

GZ said...

Hooray! Your attitude through all of this has truly been inspirational. This has to have been hard beyond description. Well done.

mtnrunner2 said...

That is great news, and I hope the Synthroid does the trick.

Pagosa is a beautiful area (I pass through several times each year on my way to Durango); I look forward to the post.

And you guys don't talk about it much, but you're fast :) I'm sure Steve will do well at Greenland.

Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

YEAH! Happy for all of ya! Now for many more Happy Trails in the future.

misszippy said...

I had to check out this post just from the title! I'm glad your docs have you dialed in. I know from lots of friends experiences that thyroid issues can be a bear. Good luck with it all.

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

It's looking like summer 2012 is shaping up fun and energetic. will be following the adventures. very exciting!

can I say, after Blue Ridge, I'm loving the hills even more than before.

Ace said...

Awesome news. Never better to hear that you are feeling your worst! :)

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