I want to say thanks for all of your replies. I was really feeling stressed out about this because it was feeling hopeless. I have kind of an update. I spoke with the techie that was working at the front desk and was actually able to get him to order my blood tests and schedule me for an appt with a *different* doc next week!I guess he's new and doesn't know he's not supposed to switch care providers without making me fill out a mountain of paperwork and get approval, but that is OK, i'm not going to complain at all.
My hopes are that seeing a new doctor and actually having my current levels available that day will help me to get some things done
I will avoid iodine in my food, I had never really thought about that
thankfully I'm not much of seaweed eater (give me McDonalds anyday) so I'll just have to start watching myself a litte.
I went out to my bookstore and they did not have that book, however I plan on poking around online to see if I can order a copy.
Hopefully my new doc will help me out a little more now so that i don't have to go off base, but I now at least have the number I need to call to track down a translator.
Thanks a lot!