Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thyroid Shmyroid.


It was several weeks after I had Shelby back in circa 2006.
I remember being severely overweight and unhappy with myself.
I specifically remember a beautiful fall day.
I pulled up to a stop light and the next thing I know I had tapped the car in front of me.
I fell asleep at the wheel.
I literally just couldn’t keep my eyes open.
Talk about scary!
Finally after several doctors appointments later, and even a biopsy to check a lump on my throat, it was determined that I had hypothyroidism.
At a young 21 years old I didn’t really know what that was, or what exactly it entailed, but all I knew was I was extremely tired and had to take a pill every day for the rest of my life.
Your thyroid affects SO much.
Weight loss, fatigue, low sex drive, irritable…  that is just to name a few things that I deal with on a daily basis.
Remind you I was 152 a year ago today.
I now stand at 193.4… 
Yes, that is a HUGE difference.
I also received my blood work back from my doctor this morning.
Your normal levels can range anywhere from 0.270 - 4.200 mcIU/mL and mine was a 6.600 as of yesterday.
Something is obviously not right. 
I go back to my family doctor on the 23rd and I have an appointment with a thyroid specialist (endocrinologist) in April.
I just pray that hopefully soon I can get some answers and some help dealing with this.
It has definitely affected my weight which I so badly want to change.
If you have thyroid issues you are NOT alone.
 
All in all though I am a fighter and I refuse to give up.
I am still trying to eat as healthy as possible and go to the gym as much as I can.

The hardest part is keeping food out of my mouth right now.
 Hahaha surrrre... If you have pills that help... Stop making excuses for being fat. Try eating a carrot and going on a walk.
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3 comments:

  1. Hopefully you can figure out your thyroid issue. That doesn't sound like fun. But you were able to conquer your weight once before, you can do it again!

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  2. Thyroids suck. I had a thyroidectomy two years ago this month. While I don't miss it, I am sad that my parathyroids were damaged in the process. Keep working at it, you will make it happen!

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  3. It sounds like you've got the right attitude about it! I have Graves and while is a pain in the ass to figure out and control, the good news is that is controllable :) you'll totally get through this too!

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