Thursday, September 23, 2010

Healthy Thinking Thursday



It's thursday again and I'm down to less than a week until I see the specialist.  I'm nervous, but excited too.  Yesterday I had an appointment at the wellness center with my chiropractor.  My chiropractor researched Hashimoto's disease for me and had some suggestions on what foods to avoid and what foods to eat to help manage my symptoms.  He also advised me to start taking Omega 3 fish oil to help with the pain I've been having in my joints and to make sure I'm taking a multi-vitamin.  I'm guilty of not taking the vitamin because they make me throw up- but he said to go back on the children's vitamins so at least I'm getting something.  I'm going to bring this up with the specialist to make sure that would be something I could take with any medication they would put me on- but I'm willing to try different ideas to start feeling healthy again.  I'm actually feeling pretty optimistic and hopeful- which is a good change from the depression.  I've started to make lists of things to accomplish again and I'm trying to slowly catch up with things I've let get behind.  That's a good change from just ignoring things and not caring much.  The chiropractor advised me to make my food changes slowly.  I'm going to pick a few items from the "avoid" list to cut out- then I'll try to keep notes on if I notice differences in how I feel with those foods gone.   I've had so many feelings lately of giving up and just accepting that I'm going to feel tired, sore and fat forever, so I'm pretty happy to be feeling hopeful and actually getting my brain back into a "fighting mode".  Watch out thyroid and immune system.....you're going down!!!

15 comments:

Clara said...

La actitud positiva es la mejor medicina.
Me alegro que yengas ganas de empezar con listas de cosas para hacer.
Besos Clara

Claudia said...

Yay! You're fighing it, making positive changes and you will be feeling much better soon, my friend.

xo
Claudia

Jill said...

Things are looking up, and I'm so excited for you! I know that you will be feeling better soon!
Hugs,
Jill

kibbygirl said...

You go girl!!! We are all keeping our fingers crossed that the specialist has your answers. Keep up the good fight and keep us updated. Big hugs

Julia @ bearcabinminiatures said...

Keep up the healthy thinking thursdays, they will keep you posative. It's good to write your thoughts down and even better to get the encouraging comments. I too am not well and the encouraging comments on my blog keep me posative. I hope all works out well for you when you see your specialist, but don't rush to cut out too much food from your diet all at once or it will get confusing and you may make things worse. You can get a milder reaction to a food upto 24 hours later, so read back over your pain, feelings, etc in your diary. I have been wheat free since June now and my joint pains have gone, it's been very hard though finding what to eat. Wishing you well, Julia x

Julia said...

You sound like a warrior on the war path to conquer that thyroid problem!!! Hope you are feeling much better very soon.

Eileen Bergen said...

Sending positive thoughts your way ...

You have a lot of people rooting for you, Kim!

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

I'm thinking of you Kim. I'm glad to read you're feeling better; you're a special person so make sure you keep fighting to keep that special person doing o.k.

Sans! said...

You won't believe how gooooooooood I feel reading about your optimism. Yes, it comes and goes but if you keep at it, you will be looking at the bright side of things more and more. Always remember, there is a group of us here, fighting with you :):).

Ascension said...

Seguro que ser positiva te ayuda muchisimo.
Estoy deseando que empiezes con nuevas cositas, al menos ya tienes ganas de hacer listas.
Feliz fin de semana.
besitos ascension

Kim said...

Thank you so much to all of you- if you don't already know it- your comments have helped me get my attitude on the right track and get my head in the right space. I firmly believe that your attitude has a lot to do with your health too- so I'm gonna do my best to keep it a good attitude. Writing things down on Healthy Thinking Thursday helps so much, so I'm sticking with it. I wish I could hug every one of you in person ♥

Dani said...

Hi Sweety, hope you enjoy your weekend !, miss you lots , sending you sunshine to warm you up and will your heart with joy !...till soon Xxxx Dani

Cinderella Moments said...

Having to change what you eat is always annoying! But if you feel better then it's worth it!

Caroline

viewsbychris.blogspot.com said...

Kim, nothing ever happens in a day. Baby steps still count. I hope you start to feel a difference soon! Hang in there, girl.

dora said...

It is a pleasure to return to enter in your blog.
After a period of time, away from the minis, again with renewed hopes.
A greeting, Carmen kisses