My test results from my six month follow-up appointment showed that I have a low thyroid and high white blood cell count. The low TSH makes sense and explains why I am tired and cold all the time. The high white blood cells tell me that I am still fighting off a recurring UTI. Another reason my body would be tired, I suppose. I am going to call my PCP when her office opens. I want to discuss being put on Westhroid (natural thyroid) and a stronger antibiotic. I haven't taken an antibiotic in a month, or so, but the two they have given me obviously aren't working. Most likely, I will have to go in for tests. I need a culture done on my urine and all my thyroid levels checked, not just my TSH.
I have been going through physical therapy for my knees. I am getting my first Gel-One injection on Friday. It is much like Synvisc One. I am very nervous. Whenever I would get cortisone injections they would hurt. I could feel the cortisone pushing the fluid around in my joint. It got so bad that my doctor would take fluid out before the injections. This is a new doctor and I have voiced my concern about it to him. Maybe that is why he is giving me the Gel-One over Synvisc One? Gel-One is 3 ml, whereas Synvisc One is around 6 ml. Either way, my husband better be prepared for me to squeeze his hand off! ;)