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March 29th 2010 - 7 weeks post op



Well as you can tell it's been a while since I have blogged.


I went through withdrawals from weaning off hydro and the body aches and pains were very painful. I have found ibuprofen helps.


On March 17th I had the ACTH stim test and the next day my endo called and said my right adrenal was working, and I could stop taking the hydro. I had weaned down to 5mg a day.


Even now though I get pains in my body still....especially in the evenings. If it gets bad I take ibuprofen again! So far so good.


I have begun to lose weight, however so slowly. Only 4 lbs so far. 60 more to go. Oh well someday I will get there.


It still hurts to type at the computer, and walk, from what I have been told, it takes a very long time for the body to 'adjust' to not having the loads of steroids running through it. I can testify to that one. Others who have been through a unilateral adrenalectomy have told me the same things. It just takes time. Well so far 7 weeks have passed, and I used to wonder what it would be like on the 'other side of cushings' well I'm here.


So there has been time going by.


Sleeping is okay, some nights are good, some not so good. But definately better than before surgery. Around July I plan on getting a saliva test done to check my cortisol levels throughout the day and night. That is one test that showed high mignight levels pre surgery for me.


I keep forgetting to take my picture now, and then I can have an 'after' picture like everyone else. Note to self: must take this picture...ugh!



Well just wanted to update.


Renata :)


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