Monday, February 3, 2014

Health Update - Good news!

I went back to the doctor last Friday to recheck all of the health issues that I was dealing with in the past 4-6 months. To summarize - at that time I was off-the-charts hypothyroid and there appeared to be something wrong with my brain's pituitary gland. We ruled out a tumor, but could not find the cause.

Back in November, I restarted taking Synthroid for my thyroid and my doctors advised a complete gluten elimination to help my brain. (I was not being very disciplined about gluten free diet until this past month.)

Well - I just got the results from Friday's blood work...
My thyroid is at the low end of NORMAL! 
And, my prolactin score is NORMAL! 

I am still very tired. I know I have issues to be worked through, and I am slugging away one day at a time. BUT, I see huge improvements!

- I felt good enough to be creative and finish my book (and start another book project) this past month
- My body temperature is up ONE WHOLE DEGREE!



Let's thank God for this progress and ask His mercy to continue to rain restoration and healing upon my body.


4 comments:

MamaHen said...

Oh sweet Bethany-I was wondering how you were doing. I am so happy you are feeling better!!!!!!! And what wonderful news about Paul's job. I imagine you and Paul just want to jump up and down with happiness. I so appreciate what you wrote about the desert-our pastor talked about this Sunday. God wants to rid us of the PUS in our lives-the Pride, the Unbelief, and the Self. For me the self if trying to make it work and figure it all out myself. I hope we can talk soon!

Bethany in Mid-MO said...

Oooh, the PUS, I like that! Thanks.

Bethany

MamaHen said...

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Bean said...

Good news Bethany, glad you are feeling better.

Bean