and as of today, i have 17 days of that low-iodine diet behind me and said goodbye to it last night with cheese pizza after i took my first dose of synthroid yesterday, which is finally putting me on the road to recovery and being back to normal. the diet wasn't horrible, but i'm for sure done. thanks for working your magic, low iodine, but i've moved on. that last day at home, i was scooping peanut butter from the jar and topping it with jelly. i couldn't do the matzo anymore.
i thought a lot about that first meal and what i would choose to eat. i didn't want to overdo it, being 2 weeks off of dairy and processed and all things not bland, but i couldn't help it. i went for gusto. and felt a bit of a stomach afterwards. could also be due to the radioactive iodine working its magic. or it could be slightly contributed to the amount of sourness i've been consuming. my cousin's husband went through this 5 years ago, and the 2 of them have been such a help in helping me navigate through this process, through the diet, through the radioactive iodine process, through the first few days afterwards. they sent me a huge box of sour goodies to give me some variety.
so today. today was crappy. there is no way to sugarcoat it. there was no sunshine out my window. there was snow, there was thunder, there was lightning, there was ice and rain and slippery roads, from what i hear. and in my solitary confinement, there was a headache, an upset stomach, extreme tiredness, a sore neck and difficulty swallowing. all dang day. today sucked. it sucked big time. there was a lot of sleeping. there was a bit of eating because i felt hungry, but then felt sick afterwards. there were showers with tears because i missed my girls badly.
but...i get to snuggle with them in some little way. my brother and sister-in-law, chris and stephanie, went to build-a-bear last week and created mini versions of my family in bear form. michael, with his hipster glasses. harper, pretty in pink. crosby, with her perpetual missing shirt. and maximus, our golden retriever. the gift tag said "being apart from your family, we decided to create the things you hold dearest in your life in a cuddly way." it was an awesome gift and surprise, and these 4 have hung out with me all day, helping me feel at least a teeny bit better. and bringing a smile to my face.
until tomorrow, good night.