Wednesday, July 17, 2013
So at my Dr's appointment yesterday I actually DID still get massaged! WOOHOO! It was pretty neat. due to finding the uterus and whatnot, that massage gets pretty intimate in location, but I felt very comfortable with this doctor - she is great! And the massage was cool - she found my uterus and it was leaning to the left a little so she tried to help line it up, and she said it did feel "ready to bleed" since I mentioned I'm spotting a bit and should be having my cycle start soon.
This Dr suggested we get an ultrasound to check out my ovaries, since that will really help identify if I'm dealing with PCOS or still just hormone imbalance.
Of course I still don't know more about the Hashimoto's treatment protocol, but I did have some direction on some more things to help make my reproductive system happy and regulated. I'm adding another herbal supplement and I'm going to start tracking my temperature to check if I'm ovulating or not during my cycles.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Long time no post, again.
Well I mentioned at some point that I was heading to the Naturopath, right? Well... I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid disease, as well as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
I'm still waiting on a treatment protocol for both things, because we're waiting on some last blood results on the Hashimoto's to find out my food allergen blood testing, to identify triggers. It is very likely I may be going gluten free from what I understand reading around online about the stuff.
My TSH level was in the normal range at the time of that initial blood draw, but my antibodies were very high - normal range is up to 60, mine were 1260. Those are antibodies that are attacking my thyroid!
As for the PCOS, further blood tests show that while I have some of the symptoms that put me under the blanket of PCOS, I don't have some of the issues that come with the worst cases. My insulin is fine, my sex hormone binding globulin or whatever it is is ok, my cholesterol results all came back very good... what I'm dealing with are - irregular cycles and high testosterone.
I actually have Dr's appointment today - I was supposed to be getting Maya Abdominal Therapy, but it looks like my cycle will be on time this time around so they don't do that when you're on it - but they wanted me to still come in and get some treatment protocol for the PCOS.
My doctor told me that the results for the food allergen testing should be in by the end of this week - I'm very anxious for that because the Hashimoto's is what I'm most interested at this point in a treatment protocol for. I've already been taking an herbal supplement that is supposed to help regulate my cycle, and my last cycle was 28 days exactly, and this one appears to be almost exactly the same as well, I'm wondering if the things I've been doing are helping? We'll see what other things are suggested.
P.S. - as for my heel, it's still a problem, but I'm still going to PT and I found a place to do aquajogging and bought myself a belt for $10 at a cheapie store in the area! I was shocked to see them there, but it works like a charm! :D YAY! I got an XRay to see if there was evidence of a fracture (because it had been long enough since the onset of pain that it should show some healing at least, and I wanted to make sure I wasn't chasing the wrong treatment path) and there was no evidence, but that darn heel spur.
Monday, June 10, 2013
So I had a big weekend, travelling, concerts, the whole nine yards.
First was the Dealer.com YO! DDC Raps Party. Yeah, my husband's work has huge elaborate theme parties for it's employees. We missed the best acts, but I still had fun.
The next morning, I ran a 10K. It was fun - no PR, but a good hard effort for me.
And then we went to NH to go to a show of Old Crow Medicine Show and the Avett Brothers - which was sooooo awesome.
That's all of them together - they did a super epic encore at the end with everyone. :) It was great!
Then back home for a brass band concert - no big pictures for that, but it went well. I had a solo in the James Bond Medley. :)
Thursday, June 06, 2013
So I've been tracking my food pretty consistently lately. My weight isn't exactly dropping, but I haven't gained since the initial jump after going off BC still.
My gym going has become quite regular, my running is a little less. Still dealing with some heel pain. I've been going to a PT now, yesterday was the second time. I've been getting some graston done and I have exercises to do with my foot to try to make it stronger and stuff. But they're talking about doing some iontophoresis maybe to try to break up my heel spur.
So anyway, I haven't been running as much, but I did run in the marathon relay here a couple weeks back and I've been super busy with music stuff, too.
I am running a 10K on Saturday morning, a little nervous about how that is going to go, but then I have no races on the schedule again until a couple of half marathons in September and I think that's a good plan. So I can get fitter.
I'm also seeing a Naturopath that specializes in Women's Health next week to try to get a handle on the hormonal issues. So I'm pumped about that.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Thanks, sparkfriends, for commenting and getting me to blog again. :)
Things have been going pretty good. I've been tracking, I've been hitting my gym classes.
And.... I ran that half marathon last weekend!
It went much better than I could've expected - apparently experience can pay off for some things when training isn't as good as it should be. I ran 2:28:50 garmin time, 2:29:10 gun time (no chip timing) so another sub 2:30 marathon and only less than 2 min off my PR and all my fastest times from last year. I'm super thrilled honestly, considering the lead up to the race and the fact that I'm heavier than all of those races.
So I just need to get really fit and run another one so I can finally get a PR!
Today's class is CXWorx - really love that class.
I found out that BodyPump is actually on THURSDAY not WEDNESDAY but I WENT on the week I posted that schedule on Wednesday anyway, there wasn't a class I felt good about, so I went home, and I still went to BodyPump the next day!
I didn't go last week because although I figured I wouldn't PR my race (came pretty close!) I wanted to try my best, and didn't want to risk being too sore.
So now I have big races behind me, I have a race in late May, but it's a marathon relay so only 6.3 miles for my leg - I don't have to worry about running so much, and can really embrace my tactics. I already had, but I worried about the half marathon. Now I can do it with no worries.
I'm still not pregnant, but my period is becoming regular so that is REALLY good news. Hopefully soon my skin can kinda get under control. It doesn't look SO bad, but I'm not used to it having ANYTHING going on so it's very annoying to me.
I think that covers everything. I'll probably try weighing in again a week on the other side of my period.
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