When I got sick, coming up on 3 years ago now, my life was hijacked and became about recovering and mis-understanding my recovery and confusion. The process of looking for what was wrong, trying different approaches and recognising what I could and couldn't do, left me quite directionless as far as work, relationships and achievement … Continue reading Not one direction?
Today I read a quote about creativity ... "The creative process does not travel in straight lines. It thrives in the undefined spaces in between." and the idea resonated with me and my experience of recovery. It 'aint a straight line! Some days you feel good and think you're getting better, the next day you … Continue reading Straight lines
I'm feeling pretty lucky. It's been almost 2 weeks since I adjusted the thyroid medications (see last post) and I'm continuing to feel pretty good. I still have some odd complaints, aches in my hip and back and my hands are usually still achey in the mornings but I'm sleeping really well and waking up … Continue reading Stop the madness!
I've been writing mostly in a separate diary recently, I'm trying to pour everything out. It works sometimes to keep me writing when I don't feel like pouring it all out into the world. I've noticed I write a lot about 'I' and 'me'. Understandable I suppose but I'm trying to find new ways to … Continue reading Make hay while the sun shines
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…
This week the hairdresser noticed how much thinner my hair is and showed me around the back where it's breaking away at the ends. I've been noticing it for a while now but it seems really easy to ignore things you hope will improve and not notice how long its been going on. Like my neighbour, … Continue reading Taking note of hair loss (& everything!)
The doctor has diagnosed me as hypothyroid again. I've been noticing all the symptoms individually and I'm not going to beat myself up but they're damn obvious! So I'm writing them below to remind myself and then in the future I hope I realise it sooner because the doc has upped my T3 and hopefully that will … Continue reading Ok so it’s clear now
I've received an email this morning, following a call last week, from my current doctor who has been helping me with my recovery. A short excerpt... Due to two reports from other doctors about my prescribing of thyroid hormones, AHPRA has now placed further restrictions on my practice and since last Friday, 18th November, I … Continue reading No more thyroid medication?
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?
The last 2 weeks have been a new hell. A sinus infection raged out of control for at least a week. I couldn't sleep well at night, the pain in my forehead, my jaw and seemingly my teeth waking me up. The ache in my right ear every time I swallowed. The stuff I was blowing … Continue reading The Beach