Tuesday, April 21, 2009

me is in grave danger

i have something inside my neck but it's not any fluid of some hunk. lol.

my thyroid has grave's desease a.k.a. toxic goiter. somehow my thyroid failed to recognize the he is a part of my body, making quite an excess of these t3 and t4 hormones. i have no idea what they are but that's what doc says.


i did some research. wikipedia said:

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease. It most commonly affects the thyroid, causing it to grow to twice its size or more (goiter), be overactive, with related hyperthyroid symptoms such as weight loss, frequent defecation, disturbed sleep, and irritability. It can also affect the eyes, causing bulging eyes (exophthalmos).

Graves' disease may present clinically with one of the following characteristic signs:

* exophthalmos (protuberance of one or both eyes)
* a non-pitting edema (pretibial myxedema), with thickening of the skin usually found on the lower extremities
* fatigue, weight loss with increased appetite, and other symptoms of hyperthyroidism
* rapid heart beats
* muscular weakness


i don't see any bulging of my neck or thickening of any skin. at least not yet. my eyes really are bigger than before, i eat 6 full meals now but i'm slimmer than i was last year, i sweat buckets when i'm just walking, my blood pressure is 140 over 60 and my thighs and arms ache usually at night.

so there, i'm officially a sick man. doc has given me medications though but she does not want to see me working in a few months. so i'm sick and unemployed.

my butt is also stuck in bohol now. i'll be here til doc says i'm ok to work. haay life. i miss cebu.

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