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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  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!

  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!

  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!