Due to another complication with my thyroid condition, that is me. Itchin' to be stitchin' and I do mean literally. *grins* So while I keep my mind occupied, yet another UFO is moving along at a fast pace. I now have the top half of my Noah's Ark stitchery quilt put together. I am using my quilt group's theme of charm quilts to put this together. I have a scrapbox of strips of leftovers and am using a different fabric for each 'log' around the stitchery.
Some of you do read both of my blogs but I thought I would update you on my condition on this blog too. More test results are back and we know a little more about my breathing problems but first...
I had to see a neurologist as my endocrinologist wanted me to see him since she thought I have carpal tunnel in both hands. After an hour and half of examinations, he told me that it was not carpal tunnel. I had expected that as I have pain in both my hands and my feet. I also have major itching all over my body. I have generally not been feeling like I have control again which was how I felt back in April before my thyroid stopped working. He told me that I have a rare side effect from Hashimoto's disease. Pain is common but the itching is from the antibodies my body is producing attacking the small nerves around my entire body. I have had my deeper tissue tested with an EMG and the neurologist who did this test said it looked okay so it is definitely my thyroid.
I then saw the endocrinologist again and she told me that I do have Hashimoto's disease and that my thyroid levels are rising once again. She increased my dosage of medicine again. That explains why I have felt like my body was out of control again and also becoming very cold. Poor Jos has had to put up with me turning the heat up. He keeps wrapping me up in blankets so he can turn it back down.
Good news for two things. My neck has reduced by one full centimeter since I had the radioactive therapy. Woohoo!
I also have two asthma medications I take now as I have a chronic airways infection that are really working well. I can even take walks again without coughing and gasping for air. Bad news is we now know the reason for this infection is I have dust mite allergy. Total disaster for a quilter!!! And boy do I own stash. I have no idea how I can fix this problem as I love having the choice to start a project five minutes after I feel inspired since I have the shop in my house to choose from. *wink* I now know I have to continue on my stash diet and work down the amounts of stash a bit.
During the day, I keep myself very busy with my stitching and quilting to get my mind of the itching. I called the hospital and will be able to talk to the specialist again on Monday. I hope she has found something that can help. In the meantime, this is all very good for my UFO stack and this second one I had as a goal to be finished before the end of the year should be done in another two weeks instead. There are four more blocks to stitch. I just love how this is coming out. The little animals in each of the blocks are so adorable.
Are you working on any UFO goals now that we are in the last few months of the year?