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Friday, November 01, 2019

Hi friends,
It's been a long time but I have been lurking. I have been on a health roller coaster since our move this summer. My last blog tells of all my excitement in finding my amazing practitioner. I couldn't wait to meet with her for a follow up and I had an appointment scheduled for a few Mondays ago. I was to get current labs before the follow up and I use a certain place because I like to see the portal and check my labs before my appointments. I woke up Saturday morning to my TSH. It was last in the mid 2's and I feel better closer to 1 which is what we were trying to acheive. No joke my current TSH is 57.98. If you aren't familiar with TSH the Reference Range is :0.34 uInt Unit/mL - 5.60 uInt Unit/mL.....yeah. I've never been higher than a 7 and those were dark days. Needless to say I, I am feeling discouraged. I am sleepy, sluggish and FAT. I went to urgent care that evening to at least get 30 days of my old meds back and then have a new appointment on Monday. I think my feelings were most hurt because my favorite practitioner didn't even call me. Like that's a scary high lab result.
I am not trusting my foggy, emotional brain these days but I at least know better and can say to myself, "be kind, your chemically "off" temporarily". So, I got new glasses because I felt so unattractive in my old ones that I would never wear them and couldn't see or felt depressed when I had to. Kind of silly but it helped tremendousy. I also worked out for the first (and only) time this week and it reminded me of Spark, my friends here, all the hope and struggle and strength in this community and I was so happy. Sometimes a recollection of the Glory Days is all the hope we need to move in the right direction again. SO back again and always. So grateful for this community.
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    Thanks for sharing.
    417 days ago
    Be careful with the workouts while your TSH levels are so elevated. Okay? I don't want to see a soft tissue injury added to the mix.

    Unfortunately, I know that experience of ridiculously high TSH levels. It left me almost unable to right myself. My balance was entirely wacked out. I could not tell if I was standing straight or not,, could not judge the depth of stairs, and as you said "foggy brain". You're going through a lot right now with the TSH that out of balance. I do hope the situation gets adequately addressed and you get the needed support from your practitioner.

    It's good to hear from you. Engaging with the Spark Community has really supported my efforts to maintain my health and well-being. Hoping it does the same for you! emoticon
    442 days ago
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    442 days ago
    little things can/do make big differences. I am not dealing well with my disappointment over actions of DS
    445 days ago
    That result was so high they may want to redo it.
    445 days ago
    I'm so happy you're back! I agree with you about how uplifting and supportive this community is (not to mention FUN). There have been times when I've been less active here, but I always come back, and it enriches my life. I haven't lost weight recently either, but like you am doing my best to return to the enthusiasm of my early days here, when I lost twenty pounds. That was back in 2011, and now I need to lose double those original twenty. Unfortunately, I gradually forgot about the main reason I wanted to lose weight--for my health--and I didn't feel so terrible for a while so gained the weight back. Now, I'm feeling a lot of pain in my joints, and the sense of urgency has come back.

    I am sorry to hear of your discouraging lab results, but as you say here, it might just be the ticket to getting back to the Glory Days. It's never, ever too late! We can DO this! I hope you can get your numbers down and find a practitioner who will pay close attention to how you're doing. Let us know how it goes.

    And by the way, I understand what you mean about the glasses. If we were in a war or famine, maybe it would be silly to pay attention to the details of how we look, but thank God we are in a position to choose our clothes and accessories, and all this really does make a difference in how we feel. Some might say it's vain to enjoy clothes, shoes, glasses, jewelry, makeup, and such, but I say all these things--if we don't go overboard and harm our budgets or the planet--can make our lives so much more enjoyable! I hope you love your new look!
    445 days ago
  • LOULOU1709
    Keep in touch, opt looks like U cured U’re self. And yes I do know what T-SHIRT is. Don’t play around with that. U did the right thing going to After Care r where ever U went. Just let one U’re friends know if U need help.
    445 days ago
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