I've had a rough year already. I had two thyroid surgerys within 6 days. A nodule on the thyroid that looked potentially problematic was found and the doctors all agreed that it should come out and that it was probably nothing. Initial frozen biopsy during surgery was benign on 12/31. Full pathology report on 1/2 found a 7 mm malignancy. Removed right lobe to be sure. It was ocmpletely benign.
I have 2 degenertive discs removed and fusions done from L4-S1 on 1/12. Had to do it then since that was the only time I would have family around to help. Plus I want it over. I have been suffering miserably with musce spasms. I'm on two meds for muscle spams, one for nerve spasms, and pain killers.
To finish treating the thyroid, I had to do an iodine restricted diet and take a radioactive pill that seeks tissue that is looking for iodine (thyroid only). I have to stay home for 4 days and have minimal contact with my husband, mother in law and kids. The day after I take the pill I got the flu. My son did too and hubby took him to the ped to figure out what was wrong (Flu A).
I call my PCP and explain my problem and get a RX for Tamiflu faxed in. The coughing spells were so painful. I cried after them. Get over that then my allergies act up (here comes spring) and I get a sinus infection.
I have no energy and pretty much require a nap every day. I can barely handle going and doing basic shopping. My legs are weak still, spasms like crazy, new pains shooting around in my hips and lower back.
I feel so bad for my husband since I can't be much of a wife to him. My kids are young and don't understand why mommy can't do things. Any suggestions on how to improve my energy (I've always been a coffee drinker)? When should my back and legs start to feel better or is this as good as it gets? I want to cry. I feel like I'll never be able to finish my degree as well; I'm on a term break right now.
Sorry for rambling so long. The post has been building. My husband is great and does so much around the house that I feel guilty.