Tag Archives: Cleveland Clinic

Medication Frustrations

Part of the problem with taking medication is differing advice. When I was prescribed my Synthroid medication, I was told to take it half an hour before eating anything else. (I had conflicting advice about caffeine.) Of course, I was … Continue reading

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Nine Month follow up tomorrow

Tomorrow is my nine month follow up, or my six month follow up after my radioactive iodine treatment.  I’m nervous, to be honest.  I think it’s partly because this is bringing back memories of when I went to see him … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland) thoughts

1 I got to tour the Cleveland Clinic somewhat when I was down there these past two weeks.  It is huge!  2 It’s almost impossible to explain to people the role of the Cleveland Clinic in this city to outsiders.  … Continue reading

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Glow in the Dark

I saw the endocrinologist today.  He is happy with my progress.  My voice is much better than it was, I am coughing only occasionally, and my voice sounds almost completely normal first thing in the morning.  My endocrinologist says my incision … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is my Surgical Follow Up Appointment, and a Question

Tomorrow I see my surgeon.  She’s going to remove the surgical glue that is covering my incision sight, and also clear me to go back to work.  I have been off from work since last Friday, the day of my … Continue reading

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Dancing to music!

The last couple of days I have started dancing to music.  This is an excellent sign, since it means my energy is coming back.  However, it comes and it goes.  After spending an hour or so sitting or walking or … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random (post-surgery) Thoughts

1 One of the best things about being at home is no one tries to monitor your urine output. 2 My throat is sore, and my voice is very hoarse from being intubated.  As a result I’m communicating through sign … Continue reading

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Ten AM: Zero Hour

My surgery is scheduled at 10:00 in the morning, which is good, because I will get it over with first thing in the morning.  I have arranged for short term leave for up to two weeks.  My time off is … Continue reading

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Today was One of the Greatest Days of My Life

I did not have to go to the hospital today. I did not have to set my alarm clock today. I did not drive around a crowded parking garage looking for a space, silently cursing the existence of other human … Continue reading

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One of these days…

I will get to sleep in on a day off.  I won’t drive down to the Cleveland Clinic on my day off.  I won’t pay to park in its garage.  I won’t have to get a chest X-ray. I won’t … Continue reading

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