Picking up kind of where I left off:
David has been a little "paranoid" so to speak ever since being so sick, and rightfully so. He was having a few symptoms that led me to call his endocrinologist and schedule a blood draw just to make sure his thyroid wasn't going crazy again. After all, he'd switched to a new medication nearly 6 months ago and hadn't had a draw since then. It might not have been doing anything at all for all we knew.
The draw was easy ... waiting for the results was not. The nurse called about a week later and said that the blood work did not indicate a problem and that the doctor would follow up with the results at David's already scheduled appointment in a few weeks. We were still quite nervous. After all, it had been exactly a year since the original diagnosis and the clock was ticking. The doctor had given him 12-18 months to stabilize or they would have to "kill" his thyroid.
Fast forward to the day of the appointment. It's a family affair since we share a car. Our 3-year old plays easily on the iPad. I sit in my chair barely able to breathe. David's so nervous he doesn't hear a word I say. The clock ticks amazingly slowly and I swear I hear my iPhone counting the seconds. He comes back out of the exam room partially grinning and partially stunned. He's dancing around like a child. While trying to pay the copay, he blurts out that he is healed. The doctor said his thyroid was a normal size and that his blood work was COMPLETELY NORMAL! The doctor wanted to do some crazy test that involved stopping the medication for 2 weeks and then taking some pill to test for something. But when the doctor did an ultrasound he found NO EVIDENCE of ANY nodules (David used to have several non-cancerous nodules on his thyroid) and said that the test was a waste of money. The doctor admitted that he could find no evidence of illness, not even Graves disease. All medication was stopped. Blood work in 2 months to make sure he's still stable and a visit to the endocrinologist in 4 months.
And now people - you guys- want to know what we did to help his healing happen. I won't be able to tell you specifically what healed his condition. But we did MANY things to help support healing. His original regiment is in this post HERE...but we tweaked it a little over the months. a few of the supplements he was taking were to counteract dangerous side-effects of the heart medication he was on. He stopped the heart medication over the summer, so we eliminated Liver DTX and CoQHeart.
In addition to the support from nutritional supplementation, David reduced his intake of processed foods and gluten/wheat. And while the whole experience was intensely frightening, we also NEVER accepted the option of killing his thyroid. The thyroid is NOT an expendable organ.
So that's his story - our story. There may be more to come, but for now he is continuing his nutritional regiment and we are feeling immensely blessed and grateful.
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