|Very busy growing out my bangs.|
The past year has been a little weird for me. My health was on a slow decline and it took over 10 months for me to even realize it. That probably makes me sound like an unobservant idiot but, as it turns out, that's kind of how it goes with thyroid issues. No one around me noticed either.
It took all kinds of hair and skin problems, weird appetite, 2 surprise pregnancies followed by 2 equally surprising miscarriages, low level depression, exhaustion, apathy toward stuff I normally love (ahem, blogging/sewing/cooking/running/etc.) and daily headaches for me to finally admit I was not at 100%. Actually, I take that back. It took 11 hours of sleep each night plus a nap every afternoon for me to say, "Hm, I think something may possibly be wrong?" And then my doctor connected the other dots for me and did a blood test.
The results came back with hypothyroidism and some pretty significant hormone imbalances. I left with a handful of new prescriptions and a lot of hope.
|My new besties.|
A month later and I am finally feeling a lot more like myself. I debated about whether I should even write about it- does anyone even want to hear about my thyroid?- then I realized that if I had read about someone having the problems I was having over the past year, maybe the lightbulb would have flickered on a lot sooner. Thyroid symptoms come on so slowly and gradually that I kept chalking it up to a bad day. Week. Month. ...Quarter?
I don't know if feeling better will translate to more blogging (although, with 3 posts in one week, things are certainly looking promising). Either way, it's nice to be feeling better.