Friday, June 13, 2008
I have a lot to be grateful for.
First, my Hashimoto's has not caused other autoimmune disorders or other disease-states to develop. Most people who go untreated for as long as I did usually have 2 or more disease-states in addition to the Hashi. I've developed a carb sensitivity, but not full celiac. My pinky fingers still tingle once in a while, but not my hands & arms like they used to.
Maybe all the research I did and books, memberships & NEJM articles I paid for and all the supplements I take actually work.
Some call me nuts for supplementing the way I do. I'm grateful for those folks, too. For those mediocre minds unwilling to entertain other possibilities serve as a reminder that I am a great spirit. Willing to share everything learned and not declare that mine is the only way, but one of many.
I worked out so hard with heavier weights day before yesterday that I am still sore today. Not as sore as yesterday. But the BIG thing - NO JOINT PAIN! Not taking IBU more than 1x per day. I welcome the muscle aches and don't miss that joint pain. Maybe the cod liver oil is working for the Hashi-related inflammation, maybe getting more muscle support on the joints is the thing. Maybe I'm lucky, but I don't think it's just luck.
Either way, I am here and I'm grateful.
My aim is to be as healthy, fit and strong as I can get now that I'm able to work out again. To be there for my husband and children and see them through their lives and accomplishments. Maybe even accomplish a few more things, too.
I Am Grateful.