Yep Laura, I'm copying you! It's been awhile since I've done a Healthy Thinking Thursday post. I feel overwhelmed and frustrated- it's been a long year so far. I have struggled with my weight and exercise- I've been to the doctor telling them I don't feel right. Finally a doctor listened to me and I had a biopsy of the nodules on my thyroid and I have found out that I have Hashimoto's disease. I go see an endocrinologist at the end of September and I am crossing my fingers and toes that they can help me to get my energy back, help me figure out why the simplest of exercise seems such a struggle for me and why I have to force myself to stay awake past 7 pm most days. I truly thought that all of my symptoms might just be middle age hitting me really hard, so I am hopeful that this disease is doing all of this to my system and I might have a chance to get back to normal. I am a person that likes to pack as much as I can into my days...I like to accomplish things and I'm truly happiest when I'm busy and achieving goals- so this year has been a struggle and very depressing to me. So many of my symptoms that I attributed to my old age are also symptoms of this disease: fatigue, aching joints, aching hips, depression, weight gain, constipation, heavy menstrual cycles. Soooooooo, long story really short, I'm still working on being healthy- not just the way I planned when I first started out on this journey. I'm feeling a little better about it all now because I finally feel like maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe I'm truly not lazy but just struggling against my own body.
♥ Hi, my name is Kim. I live in northern Minnesota with my wonderful hubby and my pomeranian Miko. I love dollhouse miniatures, art journaling, sewing, jewelry making, gardening----I really love to make things and I jump around from project to project a lot! ♥ email@example.com