Thursday, 1 March 2007

the thyroid kid

Well, just heard from the vet, and it's *definitely* an over active thyroid that's been causing Kuffer's weight loss and other symptoms. All his other blood results are normal. So this is very good news, as thyroid conditions can be treated, and in other areas, he's in good health for his age. He's got to go on some tablets for a couple of weeks [which should be interesting to say the least as he's impossible to 'handle' that way...] and then be assessed for thyroid surgery. Looks like the old credit card will be taking some hammer in the near future, but hell, it's worth it if my darling furry lad is going to be okay!

In other news, I think I've got a minor chest infection of some kind, and that's what's making me feel so crappy. Feel tired and under par and my chest feels awfully raw and congested... sounds like it's going around though, as both my critique partner and my agent are also suffering... although they both sound to be worse off than me.

Feeling rough isn't conducive to creative and original thought though... and I'm still struggling with ideas. Or lack of them... I have few bits and pieces bobbing about, but no solid, big, good to go plot ideas. They all seem to require huge amounts of fudging and forcing and contrivance to make them even remotely viable. I think my big problem is that as I try and 'work' these ideas, I'm constantly hearing what the future snarky reviews of them might eventually be... because astute readers can always pick up on plot weaknesses and the fact that stories have had to be 'mangled' rather than just developing naturally.

Telly: Tale of a Vampire
Chocolate: Nestle Heaven Milk Truffle
Mood: mixed
Writing: idea brainstorming
Reading: Jeremy Clarkson - Born to be Riled
RSI/FMS: so so


Nicolette said...

It's great news that Kuffer can be treated. Hope you feel better too. I've had a phlegmy cough for a couple of months now that won't shift. It's horrible. Anyway, hope you get some clarity of ideas through soon! And give Kuffer a hug from me.

Nikki Magennis said...

Ah, good cat news. Sorry about the lurgy news for you, though. Look after yourself.

Anonymous said...

That thyroid problem is horrible. I once met a young man who had a very overactive thyroid. It was horrible. He was jerky, couldn't keep any weight on him and nervous all the time. I really felt for him.

Of course, it might be good for one month where I could lose weight. LOL! Just kidding.

I cannot imagine a pet with it.

Shanna Germain said...

I'm so glad the kitty's feeling better. Sorry to hear you're feeling worse though.

Snuggle up in bed with the kitties and read a good book. You'll all be feeling better in no time!

Best, s.

ann said...

just playing catch up... been awol and I'm off again on Sunday. Sorry to hear about poor Kuffer; no fun but glad they know what it is and he'll be well.

I wish you better too; seems to be doing the rounds all over the world.

Wendy have you tried Sainsburys Taste the Difference Belgian Chocolate, with a capital C... yummmmmmy. I went into a Hotel Chocolat in Lakeside recently... too expensive even for my pocket :o(

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

Shirley said...

Great news about Kuffer.
Sorry to hear you're feeling off. I've been feeling like crap for over a couple of weeks now. It's no joke. Hope you're soon feeling better.

val said...

Dr Val's prescription - crush Kuffer's pill into his favourite food and fuss over him while he eats it. Then have a nibble on whatever will make you feel better (no NOT Vincent's...)