I still have a list of stubborn, seemingly mercurial and unpredictable symptoms I manage (or don't) every day.
Optimizing in Seattle
I'm sitting on my balcony, enjoying what seems to be a typical late sunset here in Seattle and considering how great it would be to own a house. I was asked a few weeks ago if I wanted a house. My answer was, "I don't know. Maybe???" I got a weird deadpan look and for … Continue reading Optimizing in Seattle
Seattle Updates: Body, Mind and the Blue Dot
The season has shifted to what locals refer to as, "the most gorgeous time of the year. You moved here at the best time!" The sun rises at 5:30 am and it's not fully set until close to 9:30 pm. Here's what's happening. HAIR UPDATE: I chopped off my hair. I'm a pixie girl at the moment … Continue reading Seattle Updates: Body, Mind and the Blue Dot
Working From Home
With my move to Seattle came a significant career shift: I work remotely, from home. There are pros. There are cons. Pro: I can work in my comfy clothes Con: Sometimes I forget to shower until noon Pro: I can do laundry while I'm on a conference call Con: I go through a lot of … Continue reading Working From Home
Seattle: 2 Weeks In
It's been just over two weeks for me here in Seattle and while my apartment is complete and done, I'm still settling in. I am forgetting things. For example: a routine for leaving my apartment isn't set in muscle memory so I do the "Oh I forgot my [x]" dance, sometimes even twice before actually … Continue reading Seattle: 2 Weeks In
When your hair starts coming out and you can't make it stop.
I’m Moving to Seattle
On March 31st, my 17 years in New York will come to an end. I am moving to Seattle. "It rains there!!!" is what I hear the most. My response is usually, "New York is freezing and dirty, so..." I have been exploring cities for the last couple years because I knew that New York and … Continue reading I’m Moving to Seattle
Since going off of my Hyperthyroid medication last week, I have been ready, waiting for something to change. My doctor told me within three to four days I’d feel a difference in my “energy and metabolism”. I was timing it. Waiting. Magically between Thursday afternoon and Monday afternoon I was sure I would feel a … Continue reading Endorphin Enthusiasm
Yesterday, I had an appointment with my endocrinologist to discuss my recent blood work - a 6-week check in. Because the blood was drawn last week, I saw the numbers in my online chart 36 hours before I met with my doc. Believe this when I tell you - I was waiting for those numbers … Continue reading Schizothyroidism
How are you feeling?
I get asked this a lot now. I know it comes from a good place but the real answer is, I don't know how I feel. And I don't want to explain what that means when I say it. From the outside, I suppose I look fine, like nothing is wrong, tired at worst. From … Continue reading How are you feeling?