Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What to Do? What to Do?

As you can see, I took a break from blogging.  There are many reasons, the main one being that I started this blog to showcase my stitching, but I've not picked up my needle or crochet hook in almost a year.  Almost 10 months later, I still find myself in a quandry.  I'm still not stitching.  Still haven't really done any crochet recently.  However, I don't want to give up blogging.  So, I've decided to just write about life and see what happens.  We'll talk about thyroid health, adrenal health, gardening, kitties, LIFE, food, crochet, cross stitching (hopefully one day!) and God, not necessarily in that order.

One big thing going on in my life right now is my health.  I know I've written about his previously, but it's time to get serious about it.  I'm tired of feeling tired all the time and I'm tired of feeling like I'm 100 years old when I'm not even 50.  I was diagnosed at age 16 with hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and now, more than 30 years later, I'm starting to see some of the negative side effects of thyroid problems.  I'm also of the age where mentalpause menopause is setting in and  my hormones seem to have disappeared .  Since the thyroid controls all the hormones in your body, it's a double whammy for me.  Additionally, I have been tentatively been diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome (by my eye doctor no less!) which is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands.  As a result, I have dry skin, dry eyes, and dry mouth, along with a few other dry places.  Thyroid patients suffer from many auto-immune problems since the auto-immune system is controlled by the thyroid.  (Go figure!)  My life is not all doom and gloom.  I have been referred to a new doctor who works with thyroid patients to get them optimal in all levels and get them back on track with life.  I should be on a new path to health by the end of March.  Yippee skippy!

If you're one of the millions that suffer from hypothyroidism, I highly suggest checking out the Stop the Thyroid Madness page.  There's a TON of excellent information on that page.  If you're on Facebook, there are several Stop the Thyroid Madness pages and groups. I encourage you to check it out and get serious about getting your thyroid optimal. 

So! There it is in a nutshell.  I'm glad to be back and I hope you stay along for the journey.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Well, I'm still here! I am going that help may be on its way to better your thyroid levels.

Robin