Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Going out of town...

I'll be gone for 3 days, and I only have 2 small posts in the pipeline to follow this one. Sigh.

I have an appointment with the Endocrine Clinic at the Univ. of Virginia up in Charlottesville, and hopefully I can get on the right track to some solutions. Every doctor for 50 years always says he/she thinks I have a thyroid problem; they run tests and then say my thyroid is fine. Nonetheless, I still have many of the classical low thyroid symptoms of hair loss, dry scaly skin, low energy... I have another appointment the following day at the dental clinic.

Two years ago my local family doctor started treating me with a low dosage thyroid med based on new research, and there was definite improvement. However, she dropped her private practice due to an ailing son, and my other doctor (liver specialist) doesn't think there is a problem, so no scripts. I'm hoping the Endocrine specialists will figure it out, even though I HATE taking drugs.

It will be nice to have some free time Thursday afternoon to explore Charlottesville, and shop for grocery items I cannot find locally.

It's about a 5 hour drive each way for me, and snow is in the forecast but little accumulation... thankfully. I take the back roads (2 lane divided highway) except for a stint of about 75 miles on the interstate, and it's usually a lovely drive.

I can hardly wait to make that trip in summer when peaches are ready!

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