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The punches keep coming

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Week one came and went as well as 1.6 pounds. I am thrilled to see a change in my mood. I was battling the stomach bug, I won! Had a setback from going off meds. and going on new ones. My body felt like it was shutting down for two days but I managed to fight it and happy to say yesterday was a better day. Better than what I have seen the past 4 months. Since July I have had stroke like symptoms. Three hospital visits and numerous tests and meds. They have no clue. Correction calling it Complicated Migraine. Except I feel there was something else. Found a Dr. who wanted to help. Can not seem to keep Vit D in my body and hello I am the new owner of an Auto Immune Disease- hypothyroidism and blood disease called Factor VI. Heart disease is in the family and with my stroke symptoms more meds. Anyway long story short. I researched and researched and decided I am not okay with all these meds in my body. I am now on meds for the thyroid and an aspirin. two pills a day not 7. Low and behold I am three days symptom free from the stroke symptoms. I know this road is a long one ahead of me. Many years of giving up and many years of medical issues. I feel I am in control now and hope that I can gain my control with my eating habits. So far so good. I love cheese so being vegan is out but Vegetarian I am. I will just limit the dairy. Watched Forks over knives and it opened my mind to a lot. It is overwhelming today for me. Many obstacles came in the way this week. But here I am not giving up. In the past I would say screw it and eat my way to depression. Not today. It feels like a cloudy day but I see a ray of light shinning through. I know in time as the months go by more and more light will shine. If I didn't have obstacles, I guess I wouldn't have anything to try to better myself. Learn from my mistakes, and boy there are so many of those floating around. But each day I just have to tell myself I will knock down each one of them with a new ray of light. Woke up crying today but now I feel I am going to be okay!
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    emoticon You definitely have the right attitude about it!

    Stay strong, don't give up and allow yourself time to rest and relax. Like you I'm a serious cheese lover, but I've found ways to work it into my eating plan without causing my calories, fat, cholesterol or sodium intake to shoot up. I don't generally take in much other dairy unless it's in something I eat that's already prepared (like homemade backed mac & cheese).

    Keep focusing on those rays of light, and soon you'll see nothing but clear blue skies. I know the feeling. The past couple of years have been like that for me, with punch after punch coming. But I'm fighting back now and winning. You seem to be too, so keep it up! You're an inspiration!
    1558 days ago
    Glad you sorted your meds out, and are feeling better.

    Doctors often only have educated guesses at their disposal, and don't have the luxury of the time to do the research you have done. In an ideal world they would do what you have done.
    1558 days ago
    Hi, Terri from 10-min team. Sending emoticon to encourage you in your struggles. I also am newly diagnosed with hypothroidism. You have a great attitude and you know, that is everything. A positive spirit overcomes so much. Keep your dukes up, and knock down those obstacle monsters! Come by my page for a chat sometime.
    1558 days ago
    NEVER GIVE UP!!! You decided to take control of you and you seem to be doing so like wildfire!! Think of those obstacles as your old weight and KNOCK IT OUT as it comes. You are doing GREAT!! emoticon
    1558 days ago
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