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Monday, September 24, 2007

Just another trip...

to a doctor that is! Yes, I've been told that I will need to add another doctor to the list. For those of you who know me, you know what a change my health has been since February '07 when I developed a blood clot from pregnancy (even then my little Reid started changing my life). Also, some of you may have heard me lamenting about how it seemed like I was gaining weight and couldn't lose it (even though I would say this in between cookie bites). But still, I thought - I'm burning so many calories breastfeeding, plus I'm working out! So, my OB-GYN called and said that my thyroid levels are 23.5 (which means nothing to me), but then she said they should be at 5.5 - what??? I asked what the side effects of this are and she said blah, blah, blah, gaining weight, blah...obviously I only fixated on one of them! She said they don't even deal with those levels at the office, so I will now need to go see an endocrinologist - which I had to google having no idea what that meant (a hormone doctor). Matt said, "well that explains a lot!" haha. So, I will update on what they say, but I'm so ready to start taking whatever medication I need so that I can get back to my fighting weight!

7 comments:

Summer, Justin, & Blake said...

Oh my gosh, you look fabulous, Meredith! Sorry to hear about your need for a new doc, though ... I hope everything goes well! Keep us posted!

Nicole said...

you look awesome, but i guess i didn't know you pre-reid. it kind of scares me though...you look great!

i have some names of two great endocrinologists if you are interested, tom sees an endo. :) n.

Northcutt Family said...

thanks girls for your sweet comments! I just made an appt. today with someone - Dr. Benar? Who does Tom see?

Leslie said...

I know a great one if you want to go all the way down to Baylor. I saw her a few years ago...and she's on the news all the time.
And yes...you look fabulous. Maybe I have a thyroid problem too! Doubt it.

Jessica & Matt said...
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TeamRiss said...

Darlin', I think you look fabulous as well! My good friend Mere Braaten also has this thyroid thing so you can talk to her about it and so does my sis-in-law. I feel like I know a lot of people with this and it's no biggie. Keep me posted...

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

wow...glad you got that checked out. we will be praying for you. keep us updated.