Monday, March 17, 2014

Finally An Answer

Hi Friends,

Happy St. Patrick's Day!   I've always loved this holiday even tho there is not even a tiny drop of Irish in my blood.   I think it's because I've always loved this song, and it usually means Spring is around the corner.

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure 'tis like a morn in spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay,
And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.

I'm so please that I went to my regular doctor this past week. I suggested he check my Thyriod levels again because of tearing up so easily, body hurting all over, feeling tired, and on and on. I've been on Thyroid meds for 25+ years, so I know the symptoms pretty well. It was not the generic Synthroid making me feel that way, although it may have played a tiny part in having the symptoms. The doctor prescribed Synthroid at 0.112 MG - I was taking 0.138 in a generic. He also put me on Cymbalta to help with the pain and mood. So all in all, it was a good visit.

There isn't much that can be done about my back. He said the same thing a couple of other doctors have told me - You never want to have surgery on your back unless it's absolutely necessary because you sometimes create more problems than before.

Spring is slowly coming to our state.  We did have one day this past week where the temperature actually hit 50!.  Woohoo - It was fun to see people walking or jogging on the street once again.    We still have about 8 inches of snow on the ground, but it is slowly melting.   

Hope Spring has arrived where you live.   Enjoy the  "wearing of the green."

Until next time,



  1. I also take Synthroid and have been very tired and moody and achy lately. I am going for a physical next week and maybe he will change the dosage.

    I am Irish and my favorite song is When Irish Eyes are Smiling. Both my parents used to love singing it. Reading your post made me think of them. Thank you.

  2. I have issues with auto immune, including thyroid and adrenal system. It makes everything so difficult. My heart goes out to you. HUGS!

  3. Thank you, Mary, for your visits to my blog! I always look forward to reading what you have to say.

    I'm glad your doctor listened to you and hopefully you will begin to feel improved!

    We are hoping spring is near! March weather is fickle, though, and one never knows when there may be a snow flurry or two.:-)

    Take care!

  4. Haha, wish I had thought of posting in Green on St Pats day. I got a card for it for the first time ever this year.

  5. No one makes me feel happier than you do M and Mario. I am so glad you got the thyroid situation ironed out and got the medication to help with pain. xox

  6. Your doctor was so very right when he cautioned against back surgery. I had back surgery in 2000 and have been plagued with an ongoing back ache ever since.

    I am 1/2 Irish on my dad's side.

    I am sorry to be so late reading this Mary! HUGS!!


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