I still have a list of stubborn, seemingly mercurial and unpredictable symptoms I manage (or don't) every day.
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
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
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?
Today, I had my first acupuncture appointment. Well, not truly my first, as I've done it many times. But, my first appointment with a purpose. The previous visits were just because I wanted to give it a whirl for this or that, but wasn't serious about maintaining it as a part of my wellness. This … Continue reading Acupuncture and Then Some
Last night I went to a holiday party at the yoga studio where I teach, Lyons Den Power Yoga. [picture below] Well, I currently do not teach there, because the heat and intensity of the practice isn't good for me or my thyroid at this time. Looking back on this year, I remember (many) moments … Continue reading Everyday I’m Hustlin’
I was recently diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism, caused by Graves' Disease, an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid and makes it go bananas. My thyroid has been in hyperdrive for at least eight months.