Friday, November 07, 2014
As you see, I am not a fan of blogging. I'm not good at putting things out there; that's true for writing and for real life. I've started blogs before and then changed them and then deleted them. Why? I think that I sound like "poor me". I know there are others out there with worse issues and harder lives and I do know that I am very blessed SO in many ways. I do want to put an update out there though. This is kind of for myself more than anyone else.
I've had some changes in my health since turning 40. I've always had pretty good health and I've been pretty proud of that. I'm still very fortunate, all in all. Since 40 I now have a thyroid issue. I have a unilateral non-toxic goiter that I have to have checked every six months at this time. It has created changes in my body that can be very limiting. I have/have had memory issues, trouble losing ANY weight, hair loss, constipation, body pain, and I get cold easy. I'm on medication, but I don't know that it is really at a level that keeps me at my optimum. I now also have back issues. I have scoliosis which gave me arthritis and spondylolitic spondylolisthesis that has me in constant pain now. I can no longer Zumba; I'm lucky to be able to walk without starting to have pretty bad pain. There are a lot of days were pain drains my energy so much that I am exhausted by the end of the day. You add all that to frequent sinus headaches and sinus pain; I feel like a mess. It's really hard not to be grumpy, especially to my family who does not deserve that.
I'm trying to get help. I'm seeing a Chiropractor and my family doctor. I'm seeing about getting physical therapy (not sure where I'm going to get the time). I get my thyroid checked again soon and if the nodule has grown again, I'm going to ask for my doctor to get my blood levels checked. I'm also praying. Praying for Jesus to be here with me, to guide me and help me through my pain. I'm hoping my time spent with Jesus will help me with my grumpiness. I'm also thanking Him for all the many blessings I have and the health that I do have. He is good to me.
To those out there with such issues and worse, that is my recommendation......find human help and pray to Jesus for His help as well. He is the one who will truly heal you in the end.