Saturday, February 28, 2009
Through All of Life's Changes
Together, we have seen many changes in our lives
and the world since we first became friends.
But somehow, even with all that has happened,
our friendship hasn't changed, except to grow stronger.
Feeling close to another is such a special feeling
and adds so much to life ... no wonder your friendship
means so much to me. When I stop to think
about it, the closeness we share is right up there
with the things I value most in life. Just being
together always means the start of good times...
thought-provoking times ... and even provoking times!
(But isn't that the way it should be?)
If we couldn't talk things over and make things right,
we never would have made it through these changing
times, remaining the good friends we are.
There aren't many people I could say this to, but I
can say to you — if there's ever anything I can do
to boost you up or help you out or get you through,
I'll be there. And if you simply want me to be
with you to share a joyful moment ...
nothing could make me happier.
We've been through so many changes—some of them
for the good. Others have been difficult. But through
it all, we've known we could always
count on each other
That's why I feel so good about the times we'll share
in days to come ... positive about life and all the
happiness it can hold. And I truly know in my
heart, through all of life's changes,
we'll always be friends.
~By Larry S. Chengges -
update................the results of my blood work are back ,looks like my thyroid has been the problem all along...................who would have thought???? as over the years when tested for thyroid i was always borderline????well because of a wonderful dietician beleiving in me she kept insisting i get a full panel not the usual thyroid testing................well it took some time as my dr would order it and the lab threw it out as it is only covered under certain condition etc................once they were met the test was finally done and i am at rock bottom with those results..............am now on medication to hopefully get everything back on track..............the dr says it may take a month or more before things start to get better..............i am wrtting this because they are many many women out there in the same boat .............................
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LOW THYROID FUNCTION?
Because thyroid hormone regulates the biochemical activity of most tissues, the deficiency symptoms can be myriad. Few people will have all of these findings, but rather some constellation of the following:
fatigue impaired memory
lethargy depression or low mood
sleepiness subtle personality changes
decreased initiative PMS
slowed speech & movement menstrual disturbances
dry or puffy skin, acne infertility
hair loss recurrent infections
coarse, brittle hair slowed wound healing
loss of hair curl increased allergies
thick slow growing nails headaches
weight gain muscle & joint pain/stiffness
difficulty losing weight bursitis
watery eyes & puffy eyelids decreased sweating
swelling of face/extremities decreased sex drive
cold hands & feet decreased hearing
poor tolerance to cold anemia
increased cholesterol slowed heart rate
increased triglycerides heart dysfunction & irregularities
numbness & tingling shortness of breath
thick tongued difficulty maintaining normal physical & mental activity
Diagnosing low thyroid can be difficult using the current medical model. Although there are numerous lab values that can be used to evaluate thyroid function, many physicians use only one lab test for diagnosis: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). Many patients with 8 out of 10 low thyroid symptoms will be told that their thyroid is not the cause of their symptoms because their TSH level is "normal." Doctors using the TSH test as the sole criterion for detecting and treating the low thyroid patient are missing a great opportunity to help more sick people. Recently, the AACE has lowered the acceptable TSH values in order to detect more patients with this condition.
Although TSH is the most common method to diagnose low thyroid, having "normal" TSH levels does not automatically rule out hypothyroidism. In addition to the TSH test, a more complete thyroid panel should also include free T3, free T4, and possibly TPO antibodies, and reverse T3. Although these are the best tests to evaluate thyroid function, these tests are often not performed because they are more expensive than the common tests and may not be covered by your insurance companies. When choosing a doctor to treat your possible thyroid problem, ask your doctor what tests they include in their thyroid panel.
here is an article: Hypothyroidism - What your doctor may not tell you but you need to know
by Dr. William Nelson, NMD
A LITTLE SIDE NOTE: because of all the previous problems and headlines a few years back,with taking hormones...............i only took a synthetic hormone for a while................once the symptoms passed i just stopped...............then watching oprah i realized perhaps i needed to do something about it once again................i really wasn't aware about how i was feeling till i saw the show............it sure opened my eyes...............it's in a cream form which is as close to your natural hormone as is possible and the many women it helped i decided to try it.................i have only been doing this for 2 weeks and already find quite the difference for me.................you have to get it in a compunding pharmacy..............
i hope this helps some else too........things are looking better NOW.............
IT'S ALL IN GOD'S HANDS................have a great weekend.............blessings and hugs...................lita
Saturday, February 21, 2009
"Potential" ... Fine Art By Linda Gadbois "MindScapes - Concepts of the Imagination"
When the "storms of life"
Gather darkly ahead,
I think of these wonderful words
I once read ...
And I say to myself
As threatening clouds hover,
"Don't fold up your wings
And run for cover."
But like the eagle,
Spread wide your wings
And soar far above
The troubles life brings.
For the eagle knows
That the higher he flies,
The more tranquil and brighter
Become the skies.
And there is nothing in life
We were ever asked to bear
That we can't soar above
On the wings of prayer.
And in looking back over
The storm you passed through,
You'll find you gained strength
And new courage, too.
For in facing life's storms
With an eagle's wings,
You can fly far above
Earth's small, petty things.
Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981)
have a great weekend everyone.........blessings and hugs...................lita
Saturday, February 07, 2009
A GREAT RECIPE FOR LIVING LIFE WELL.............
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is
the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God (or a
friend) about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My
purpose is to__________ today. I am thankful for______________'
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is
manufactured in plants.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries,
wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.
6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, Issues of
the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest
your energy in the positive present moment.
8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like
a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
12. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree
13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what
their journey is all about.
15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:
'In five years, will this really matter?'
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
19. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
20. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch!
21. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
22. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I
am thankful for__________. Today I accomplished_________.
23. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
24. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll
be smiling before you know it
blessings and hugs..................lita
Monday, February 02, 2009
We complain about the cross we bear but don't realize it is preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we cannot.
Whatever your cross,
whatever your pain,
there will always be sunshine, after the rain....
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall;
But God's always ready, to answer your call....
He knows every heartache, sees every tear,
a word from His lips, can calm every fear...
Your sorrows may linger, throughout the night,
But suddenly vanish, by dawn's early light...
The Savior is waiting, somewhere above,
to give you His grace, and send you His love.
May God fill your day with blessings!!
i have been seeing many dr's and still am not finished with them yet.........i have been exercising 6/7 days /week and have not been losing any weight..except with losing and gaining the same few pounds up and down..........they are now looking into thyroid problems etc........and am still waiting to get partial knee replacements too..........the process where i live can be very very slow to get things done,which of course adds to the frustration of it all...........that's it in a nutshell.........................blessings and hugs............lita
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