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06 January 2016 @ 02:38 pm
it is time to put your clothes on and to face the world  
the boil down: it isn't thyroid tissue, which means i won't need surgery at this point in time. however, she's still not sure what's going on. she has a theory, so i'll be getting more blood drawn in the near future. for the record, i know this is pretty damn good news but i'm still... cramping my way out of three months in crash position and suffering from severe qualifier fatigue, so my response is kind of muted right now. text below.

Subject: A secure message from your provider's office
Message: Lab/Pathology Results


I apologize for the delay; results have been coming back slow this past month.

I did get the results of the pathology and TG levels. The good news is that of the 3 areas I sampled, the TG level came back very low. In addition, the pathology of the lymph node didn't show anything to suggest thyroid.

I have discussed your case with others in my group and 1 possibility is that you may have an antibody that is making the TG level falsely positive. This would explain why the level is just slightly elevated and why the previous scan was negative. There is a lab in California (USC) that specializes in these type of antibodies. I'd like to send a sample there for both a repeat TG level as well as some specific antibodies that I have in mind. We can draw it here in the office and send it out. Call/email my secretary to schedule a lab visit and I will be in touch when I get the results.
Vicki: tomcat howlingdaisydumont on January 6th, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC)
The beat of the drum is the fear of the dark?

I'm glad it's qualified good news, and I hope the eventual news from that specialized lab is even better. <3
selva oscura: well i cananonymousblack on January 7th, 2016 04:55 am (UTC)
....which was almost the line i used for the subject. under the virtual christmas tree was this:


i am now the proud owner of roughly 72 versions of "mother's talk." and my second DVD of scenes from the big chair, but that's okay because i didn't have it in an easily watchable format at all for so long. so i'm excited about that. but i'm still really eager to see what they pull together for the 30th anniversary of seeds. sftbc is probably a better album, at least as far as "things you can fathom listening to straight through" is concerned, but tsol was one of the first albums that really spoke to me growing up and is remains closest to my heart.

i'm starting to get the impression that i am presenting my endocrinologist with certain... challenges. :-P
Vicki: Edith and Loladaisydumont on January 7th, 2016 05:25 am (UTC)
I even loved The Hurting, and I have a soft spot for Raoul, largely for "Sketches of Pain." Roland didn't age well as to looks, but his musicianship is doubtlessly as good as ever. Curt's still pretty. ;)

Maybe your doc will learn something useful to the medical world!
selva oscura: [cats tarot] lovecatsanonymousblack on January 7th, 2016 02:08 pm (UTC)
oh, man, i had it bad for that first album. attractive men sing about emotional vulnerability, sometimes with their wives singing backup. once on the way to school i tried to convince my friend joanna that a) it really didn't feel dated at all, and b) it was actually an incredibly upbeat album, when you thought about it. really hard. she was a good friend for not mocking me openly.

also i remember shouting along with AND I CAN'T OPERATE ON! THIS FAILURE! WHEN ALL I WANT TO BE IS! COMPLETELY IN COMMAND! while vacuuming, then looking up to discover dad wearing his "kids these days" face. i shoulda gotten that first boxed set when it was still remotely affordable; alas, i was too broke at the time for even that.

raoul is all about the b-sides for me. i can't really hear that album outside of its unrelated emotional associations from the time it came out, which is a shame.
Vicki: daisy as jesterdaisydumont on January 7th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)
If we are doing true confessions, my favorite line from the Elemental album was "this bitch could do some HARM, baby" (Dog's a Best Friend's Dog, obvs *g*). I would sing it LOUDLY while driving alone. :D
selva oscura: [tarkovskiy] longinganonymousblack on January 7th, 2016 08:53 pm (UTC)
they'd play that on XRT my first year of college, frequently while i was driving home. in other words, same. :-) there was a tffer somewhere at that station. only place i'd ever hear stuff like "watch me bleed" or "swords and knives" on chicago radio. and they had a vintage concert series with a hurting-era set that i highly recommend. i can set you up if you ask me real nice.

it's fantastic now that my world has expanded enough to find some folks who'd come to the band of their own accord. back in the day i needed to make a few other fans or face the wrath of my much cooler peers alone. TFF SOLIDARITY.
Vicki: Baziliandaisydumont on January 7th, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
I fell in love with them in 1984 (when I was 33), from seeing their new videos on MTV. I adored New Wave music in general, still love it to bits. If there's anything cooler, I don't know what it is. ;)

SOLIDARITY FOREVER, little sister!

(There's Eric Bazilian of the Hooters, since I no longer have all the TfF icons I used to. *g*)
selva oscura: 402anonymousblack on January 7th, 2016 10:53 pm (UTC)
it was waking up to the video for sowing the seeds of love while sleeping over at joanna's house for me. she was all, "oh, yeah, they play that a bunch, it's weird." i was all, THERE WERE SUNFLOWERS AND PEOPLE FLOATING AND THAT MAN WITH THE NICE HAIR WAS SINGING TO ME. very much like meeting someone who becomes a close friend, the more i learned about them the more i liked them. i had childhood trauma, they had childhood trauma. i was awkward and obscure, they were awkward and obscure. i was terrified to the extent of regular nightmares about nuclear bombs, guess what they wrote a whole mess of songs about? doesn't hurt that i'm pretty sure orzabal and me share an enneagram profile (4w5, patti smith and andrew eldritch too) ...i go back and forth on how much nurture there was in that nature.

but yeah, the new wave thing also helped, though i don't know if i quite had that language yet at 14. tears for fears got me on track for discovering talking head's remain in light, still a staple, so they did some nice favors for me, too. ;-)
(Anonymous) on January 7th, 2016 01:58 am (UTC)
I hope you don't mind if I do a restrained dance of relief
up in here
selva oscura: susan jennings - reachanonymousblack on January 7th, 2016 05:00 am (UTC)
or you could let little baby roland (i don't think he's even twenty yet, here) do a less restrained dance for you. because hey, IT'S THEMATIC:


Edited at 2016-01-07 05:02 am (UTC)
Vicki: JA smilingdaisydumont on January 7th, 2016 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh look! Hilogion world!
Vicki: curve of earthdaisydumont on January 7th, 2016 05:33 am (UTC)
My Mondegreen, excuse me -- Halargian world. :D
selva oscuraanonymousblack on January 7th, 2016 02:13 pm (UTC)
thank you for that link!

i remember reading about the origin of halargian - i think in one of the books i had? and thinking, jeez, that's exactly something i'd do with high school bff.

before that, i thought he was saying "halogen."
(no subject) - gucky on January 7th, 2016 03:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
selva oscuraanonymousblack on January 7th, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)
yeah. i actually had one of those little happy moments i'd been missing last night when i went to have some store-bought hummus and realized i wouldn't have to do a hormone crash and all that agonizing food shopping for the LID, something that'd happen after weeks of prepping for and recovering from surgery. whoohoo. because, honestly? only thing THAT has going for it is that it isn't chemo. o_O

Edited at 2016-01-07 09:01 pm (UTC)