What a 24 hours it has been! Yesterday, after a month of multiple blood tests, and hitting our 2-year mark for infertility, I met with my doctor to go over all of my labs. The problem jumped off the paper and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. It explains more than just our inability to give Greta a little brother or sister, but it also justifies my lack of appetite, constant tiredness (and here, I was blaming that on chasing a two year old all this time) and difficulty losing weight–even while exercising 6 days a week and eating clean. I should note here that I am not saying I need to lose weight, but Chris and I were recently a part of an 8-week health challenge and while I made drastic changes that fit the parameters of the competition (no sugar, no eating after 8, drinking lots and lots of water, and exercising 6 days a week), the scale barely budged on my end. It was peculiar! The good news is, we have answers and there’s medication. I started drug-therapy today, and let me tell you, my head is awake! This morning I was seriously buzzed and the only way I could make my brain stop spinning was to move. I took down all of our decorations outside and throughout the house and started cleaning. I played with Greta–on the floor. I just wanted to keep moving. Now, I seemed to have hit a brick wall. I can barely move or keep my eyes open. But over the next few months, my doses will gradually increase every two weeks until the crash is gone and I am back to feeling “myself” all day. The funny thing is, I don’t know if I remember what that feels like.
So this weekend, more buzzes and spurts of high activity are on the agenda, and probably a few more crashes too. Hopefully during the active times we can finish up yard work before the cold sets in for good and I can finish up the paintings I have been working on. Yes! More art is being added to the shop.
Happy Weekend, Friends. What are you up to? And if anyone out there has hypothyroidism, too. I’d love to hear about your experiences. I’m new to the club.
Cutest puppy crashing on the couch found here. Original source is unknown.