The THYROID Thread

luvmarypoppins

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Macraven - glad you had a good trip. What were your food and wine favorites?
singing Mom - glad you had a great trip too. Enjoy thanksgiving with your dd!
Christine - I am sure you will have lots of stories to tell from your 16 people trip.

Went for my 6 month check up. All is well PTL!! My end said she is moving further away to the hospitals new branch office in ds 2 town.She is only working like 1 or 2 days and sat. So we took a sat. To combine with visiting ds and dil.

Planning a wdw trip. Hope it works out. Dh and ds 3 who has some days off. He will be wheelchair pusher. Prob at the Swan Nov 20-25. So we get F&W and MVMCP. Not great adr times.

Hope everyone is doing well. Check in when you can.
 

Christine

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Hi all! Hope everyone is well.

Got back from my trip on the 9th. It was tiring, as most Disney trips are. Just go, go, go. I can never eat as many things as I want. My digestive system just doesn't like it!

The Grand Floridian was nice but probably wouldn't stay there again. No real reason, it just doesn't wow me and I think I enjoyed our "cheapo" Garden Wing room at the Contemporary more. Again, no complaints but ho-hum. Not sure what I was looking for. Weather was mostly good. There were some periods of time it was cool, and I didn't care for that, and then two days that were blazing hot but manageable. For the first time ever, I did one of the ticketed events (first MVMCP) and it was a total bust due to the rain.

Otherwise, I enjoyed the trip and it was great to be there. Already want to go back. Really enjoyed the Food & Wine festival at Epcot. Thought crowds might be better in November. They were not. Ate at: Citricos (group of 16), GF Cafe (group of 16), Crew Club Lounge to get the Prime Rib sliders, Chef Art's Homecomin' (that Hummingbird Cake is a STAR), GF Cafe for Brunch, and Morimoto Asia. I may have left something out....

Took me a bit to get back into the work groove, but I am back in it! Tomorrow I go for my first ever appointment with a rheumatologist. It's been suggested to me over the past 2-3 years that I may have an autoimmune disorder and I've had a few kind of offhand suggestions from a few doctors that maybe I could pursue it. So I finally got the appointment. All the paperwork I filled out seemed so geared to arthritis, which I'm pretty sure is NOT my problem, so I hope this doctor is smart about other things.

Now onto Thanksgiving! My parents are in Florida this year, I have no interest in cooking, so my son made us reservations at a bistro type place close to DC for a Thanksgiving buffet. I'm really looking forward to it.
 

macraven

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Hi all! Hope everyone is well.

iTomorrow I go for my first ever appointment with a rheumatologist. It's been suggested to me over the past 2-3 years that I may have an autoimmune disorder and I've had a few kind of offhand suggestions from a few doctors that maybe I could pursue it. So I finally got the appointment. All the paperwork I filled out seemed so geared to arthritis, which I'm pretty sure is NOT my problem, so I hope this doctor is smart about other things.
I hope you have more success than I did with a rheumatologist

I felt like it was a wasted visit when I saw one
Doc was more into arthritis than anything else
I went back to my endocrinologist for my autoimmune issues

My endo I have now is taking time off from
work to have a knee replacement
She sent all her patients to another doc for maintenance rx while she is out
If my endo is off longer than planned, I will look to replace her as her referral doc is not a good fit for me

Its very difficult to find some specialistwhere I am

This is the only reason I miss living in Chicago...many good specialists were there

Christine I hope your new doc is skilled in all autoimmune issues

Been thinking of all in this thread and wish everyone well!
 
  • Christine

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    I hope you have more success than I did with a rheumatologist

    I felt like it was a wasted visit when I saw one
    Doc was more into arthritis than anything else
    I went back to my endocrinologist for my autoimmune issues

    My endo I have now is taking time off from
    work to have a knee replacement
    She sent all her patients to another doc for maintenance rx while she is out
    If my endo is off longer than planned, I will look to replace her as her referral doc is not a good fit for me

    Its very difficult to find some specialistwhere I am

    This is the only reason I miss living in Chicago...many good specialists were there

    Christine I hope your new doc is skilled in all autoimmune issues

    Been thinking of all in this thread and wish everyone well!
    That's what I'm afraid of--he'll just be "into" arthritis. But when I made the appointment, I made mention of the website being big into arthritis and did the doctor do other things and they were like "oh YES..." So I try to look at it like endocrinologist who seem to be overrun with diabetics but also do other things. I *wish* my endo would treat but he is one of the doctors who suggested I go the rheumatologist route. There seems to be a shortage of them around here. I think I could probably get some stellar treatment at Johns Hopkins--seems they have an autoimmune clinic, but that would be at least an hour's drive from me on a GOOD day with no traffic, which never happens.
     

    macraven

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    Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and travel an hour or two for the best specialists

    Once tests and evaluations are done, you’ll have more knowledge in what you need to take and do in the future

    I can go to Vanderbilt in about two hours or to Emory
    Neither one is a pleasant drive due to traffic but if I can’t find an endo replacement by early next year, I’ll be setting up an appointment with one of them

    Check out Johns Hopkins
    They may be aware of a specialist that is closer to your home.
     

    Christine

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    Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and travel an hour or two for the best specialists

    Once tests and evaluations are done, you’ll have more knowledge in what you need to take and do in the future

    I can go to Vanderbilt in about two hours or to Emory
    Neither one is a pleasant drive due to traffic but if I can’t find an endo replacement by early next year, I’ll be setting up an appointment with one of them

    Check out Johns Hopkins
    They may be aware of a specialist that is closer to your home.
    I should but I have no way to get there. I'm having issues with highway driving so I need to have a driver. Since my mother decided to move to Florida, I don't have her for that stuff for most of the year. DH is on a particular job right now where he only gets limited days off since returning from our trip. So I'll see how this appointment goes today. If it seems awful, I'll try to book something at Hopkins when my parents will be in town. At least today, I'll get some preliminary testing done (just the basics I'm sure to see if any of my inflammation markers are elevated). If they aren't, we're probably not looking at autoimmune.
     

    luvmarypoppins

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    Glad you had a good trip Christine. 2 days more for me. Just tweaked some adr's. We are doing mvmcp too.
    The ticket prices blew me away. I don't think I will renew the annual pass. We are staying at the Swan for free with dh ff miles and he flies home free thanks to southwest miles. I am doing this as cheap as possible. Ds is lamenting that I won't get a scooter. He will push the wheelchair when I am tired of walking.

    macraven too. Know what you mean about a good endo.
    Mine is moving to a new office (double trip time for me now (and cutting her hours), but I am sticking with her for the time being.

    Hope everyone is doing well.
     
  • SingingMom

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    My endocrinologist moved too, but closer!! I go tomorrow, so it will be interesting to see the new office.

    Friday DH & I fly to spend Thanksgiving with DD. She has off an extra day, so that will be nice. She has a "daddy do list"! Only staying 7 nights (short trip for me) We have Thanksgiving reservations at the Four Seasons on property, so I'm hoping it's good! Made reservations for Jingle Bell Jingle Bam Dessert Party, so we can have a Christmas event together. DD's coming home for Christmas with the puppy and I'll return with her for New Years and two weeks.
     

    Christine

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    Y'all are making me jealous with your upcoming trips. I'm ready to go back.

    Singing Mom -- have you ever stayed at the Four Seasons. I'm thinking I might like to try it to see if it gives the Grand Floridia and run for the money!

    luvmarypoppins--I hope you have a better MVMCP than we did. I won't do it again (the rain didn't help). How come you don't want an ECV?

    My rheumatology appointment went okay today. The guy seemed nice enough and I had bloodwork with about 9 different tests in it for various autoimmune disorders. He feels that I may have Sjogren's but that it hasn't gone systemic.
     

    SingingMom

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    Y'all are making me jealous with your upcoming trips. I'm ready to go back.

    Singing Mom -- have you ever stayed at the Four Seasons. I'm thinking I might like to try it to see if it gives the Grand Floridia and run for the money!
    I've never stayed there - made Thanksgiving reservations because it sounded similar to the place we go on Christmas Eve. I'll let you know what the hotel looks like. Now that DD has her townhouse, we have our own room and don't stay at the resorts now. I miss maid service. LOL
     

    luvmarypoppins

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    So thankful for all of you. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Trying to coordinate plans for tomm. We finally had to say dinner is at 7 whether you are here or not. Ds 3 is doing most of the cooking. He wants to go to the Macy's parade too.
    Trip was ok. Will update soon.
     
  • Christine

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    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We went out to dinner in Arlington. It was so-so. I've spent the last 2 days trying to find a turkey to make a quick post-Thanksgiving day dinner. I've been to two grocery stores and they are ALL gone. Nothing. Weird.

    Got hit with a bout of vertigo last night, oddly enough. That was pretty awful. Spent about 12 hours in bed. I think it's mostly over but I feel a little "off" today.

    All my tests came back from the rheumatologist. The basic "entry level" tests came back positive, but all the subsequent tests to determine if I had a disorder were all clearly negative. I guess the basic tests can be positive for many people, especially as you age, but the further tests won't be. So, still, no explanations for some of my weirdness!!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
     

    luvmarypoppins

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    Christine - sorry your tests didn't give you all the answers you were looking for.

    I am thankful ds3 did most of the cooking. We didn't eat until almost 8. Ds 2 and dil dog ate 2 turkey bones at her sisters house so they had to go to the emergency vet.

    The WDW trip was ok. Ds3 was a great wheelchair pusher. There is no way I could walk with all he wanted to do. The weather was great. Did 3 days of food and wine, enjoyed the Christmas party- dh left at 10. Rode the skyliner. That is a one and done for me. Dh and ds rode on the new star wars ride. The weekend was so crazy compared to the week day. The Swan was fine - even better because it was free! I didn't renew my annual pass because dh job situation is uncertain. Didn't like the new Epcot fireworks.
     

    SingingMom

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    Four Seasons Thanksgiving buffet was WONDERFUL! Pricey, but worth it. We will definitely return. I'd love to stay there - it was SO pretty. Weather was beautiful all week - we only went to Hollywood Studios for the Jingle Bell Jingle Bam Dessert party and one afternoon in Disney Springs for lunch at Jaleo and some Christmas shopping. If you have ever been to Spain and enjoyed the food, RUN to Jaleo! It was our second visit - simply amazing. Felt like we were back in Spain. Stayed clear of the Disney holiday crowds otherwise.

    DH had his "Daddy Do List" and was quite busy the entire week. He also detected some car issues, so added auto shop to the list. Happy he was there to catch that. Hate that DD is alone 950 miles away! We introduced him to the new pup and he fell in love with her, as she with him. DD is flying home for Christmas with the pup and I'm going back with her for two weeks.

    This weekend we will start getting our house ready for Christmas (I'm hosting) and we have our theatre subscription tickets to Paper Mill Playhouse to see R&H Cinderella on Sunday.
     

    Christine

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    Four Seasons Thanksgiving buffet was WONDERFUL! Pricey, but worth it. We will definitely return. I'd love to stay there - it was SO pretty. Weather was beautiful all week - we only went to Hollywood Studios for the Jingle Bell Jingle Bam Dessert party and one afternoon in Disney Springs for lunch at Jaleo and some Christmas shopping. If you have ever been to Spain and enjoyed the food, RUN to Jaleo! It was our second visit - simply amazing. Felt like we were back in Spain. Stayed clear of the Disney holiday crowds otherwise.

    DH had his "Daddy Do List" and was quite busy the entire week. He also detected some car issues, so added auto shop to the list. Happy he was there to catch that. Hate that DD is alone 950 miles away! We introduced him to the new pup and he fell in love with her, as she with him. DD is flying home for Christmas with the pup and I'm going back with her for two weeks.

    This weekend we will start getting our house ready for Christmas (I'm hosting) and we have our theatre subscription tickets to Paper Mill Playhouse to see R&H Cinderella on Sunday.
    Sounds like a fun trip. Thanks for the feedback on the Four Seasons T-Day dinner. I'll let my parents know. They might be able to do that next year! I want to stay there as well and that may be my next option! Hoping it would wow me versus the Grand Floridian. As for Jaleo, I did not try the one at Disney and probably never will because we have, oh, probably 2-3 locations here in the DC area so it's a "hometown" place for us, but it's been wildly popular here for YEARS and is consistently good so I agree that if you don't have the access to it anywhere else, definitely hit it up in Disney.
     


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