Thursday, December 20, 2012
There is a scene in the movie Miracle where Coach Herb Brooks makes the 1980 Olympic team do the now infamous blue line drill after a game that the team was paying more attention to the girls in the stands to the Norwegian team they were playing.
It is a drill that no hockey player wants to do: Goal line, blue line, Red line, blue line, goal line and any variation therein.
In the movie it is referred to as the AGAIN drill.
Never a word a cancer survivor wants to hear.
Had a routine blood draw, although I guess after cancer nothing is really routine.
Got a call from the nurse practioner that she wanted to talk about my labs.
I knew it wasn't too bad since the doc didn't call me, those are the calls I dread.
The blood draw I had was to test my thyroid and D3 levels. Somewhere along the way during cancer treatment I got hashimoto's thyroiditis, yeah its really called that.
So the Nurse Practitioner and I do the phone tag thing.
Labs show your levels are up.
No wonder I have been tired, I know I stay up late and enjoy a good nap, but seriously, people who have these diseases that give you chronic fatigue should be pillow testers or something.
Hmm I may be on to something maybe I should write relax the back or tempurpedic for a sponsorship.
Back to the story. Doc thinks I should up my dosage and do another blood draw in 6 weeks.
Hopefully this is the last time I have to think about my thryoid...
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