Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Taking It Off Together Tuesday Week #11

This past week, actually almost two weeks, has been pretty rough on me. I was getting pretty lethargic. It was so bad that I was taking naps almost everyday. It's unusual for me to take a nap more than once a week since adding the Cytomel last year.

A few days ago I was trying to read a new magazine I received in the mail, and right in the middle, I started dozing off. I was reading, I was sitting upright, but it was almost like being someone narcoleptic. I had ZERO energy which meant no working out. I couldn't understand. I figured it was just that one time a month or every couple of months that I get a little rundown, but this was ridiculous.

One morning I had to go to the bathroom. It kind of burned. It wasn't that intense, but as the day progressed, I was going to the bathroom every five minutes to empty my bladder with very little coming out, a whole lot of pain and increase in blood. I had a nasty UTI. It was kicking my butt: hard.

Luckily, when I called for an appointment so I could get some type of antibiotics, they directed me to the advice nurse and said that they would just start me on the antibiotics. I was glad for that, because if it's not necessary, then why do it.

What's weird is how my body reacted to having this infection. I was retaining water or something, because my body was swelling. Every time I swell, I can feel it in my hands and feet...almost like my skin was too tight for my body (if that makes sense).

I picked up my antibiotics within an hour of calling them, and also picked up AZO pain reliever that's made especially for that specific pain. I took it, and the pain was gone. The antibiotics help me to swell a bit, too. It's weird, because those types of medications never made me do that before thyroid. It also made me a little dizzy, but I figured I could handle that in light of the fact that it was going to help with the infection.

Ha Ha I guess I just repeated myself as I had posted something similar in the last post to this one. Oh, well.

It seems a lot of us are struggling this week, but I know we can come back and have losses to post next week! :)

Here are this week's results:

Chris - 2 GAIN
Tammy - 1 LOSS
Life With Hashi-Thyroid Blog - 0 CHANGE
Grace - no report yet
Leigh - 3.5 GAIN
Clara - 4 LOSS
Dette - 2 GAIN
Julie - 0.2 LOSS
Cheryl - 0 CHANGE
Audrey - 2 LOSS
Christy - 2 GAIN
Tina - no report yet
Danielle - 0 CHANGE
Jessie - 0 CHANGE

This week's total - 2.3 GAIN!


Julie said...

With all that going on - you did great to not gain anything. I hate when those things happen! Good luck with all that & I hope you get feeling better.

Dette said...

Yes girl - I hope you are getting rid of that UTI and feeling better soon!!

Jessie said...

hope you feel better soon! Congrats in not gaining... I know we will lose next week :)

B Boys Mom said...

It sound like you really had a hard week. I hope you are feeling much better now. I think reporting 0 is great.

myspoileddogs said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!! Sounds like a rough week! No gain is excellent!