Yesterday was spent just hanging with my 5 yr old. I am often so flat these days that it just feels like the best thing to do is to stay home and find stuff to do here. She seems to enjoy it, but I worry about when she’s older, will I have kicked this problem by … Continue reading Thyroid is the word…
I can spend hours searching online for answers if the mood strikes me. I fall in and out of feeling the need to search for similar stories to mine and looking for new research, concepts or thoughts. I still feel like I'm looking for what is wrong with me and expecting to find one answer … Continue reading Some lists are good.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis... The third doctor at the new centre (since the beginning, 18 months ago, she's the 6th) ran a range of blood tests which showed antibodies to my own thyroid. They were reported as in the 'normal range' which is a term I've come to know well and distrust. My T3 and T4 levels … Continue reading Diagnosis #6…or is it #7?
I was having a bit of a re-read over my blog this morning at 5am, as you do when you have a pounding sinus headache that won't let you sleep... just on that, I have a cold. I have a cold. I haven't had a cold since I started this whole journey 18 months ago. … Continue reading I have a cold
Stress. I've always thought of it as something business-men get (yes the men was intentional there). I imagine white collars with ties pulled down from the neck, sweating, waving papers about. That's stress. People have thrown about the term 'stressed out' for years. Tired and emotional was always a euphemism for drunk and 'suffering from … Continue reading If this is de-stressing, why does it feel so uncomfortable?
Yesterday I visited the third new doctor at Integrative Health Solutions (the other two having left shortly after I saw them!) and came away with a new term for what they think is going on with me. HPA Axis Dysregulation. Turns out, according to the literature they gave me, it's the correct term for what people label … Continue reading Another new diagnosis
Why do these thoughts come to me so late? Often, I'm getting ready to go to bed, I've shut down the computer and suddenly a blog post thought arrives. Tonight my mind was boggling. I was marvelling at the long path, the really long road I’ve taken to get here. Not that here is the … Continue reading Hyper-vigilance
Over the year and a half that I've been unwell I've had various symptoms, some worrying, some amusing that may or may not be related to hypothyroidism. And the only reason I think that is my diagnosis (after post viral fatigue, human Parvovirus B19, Glandular Fever, vitamin deficiencies and Fibromyalgia) is because the thyroid medication is working. More … Continue reading My eyelids are peeling
Being a parent gives you hard edges. With my 4 year old we're at the stage where I'm telling her off every few minutes. You almost couldn't script it better with things I never thought I'd need to say like 'don't touch that, put that down, sit up straight, don't throw that there, pick that up, I'm not … Continue reading Hard edges
I'm fairly sure I've written on this topic before. Life. Seems to be full of ridiculous contradictions. Well mine is anyway. I need to sleep but I can't. I recognise competition is not good for me, but I can't stop competing. I love to write, but I don't want to complete my writing course. I … Continue reading There is no spoon