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Beware the Ides of September, Shall I Stay or Shall I GO?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Shall I stay or should I go? I can't believe September is half way gone. It has been an emotional whirlwind. I went to Endocrinologist the last day of August she checked markers for Hashimoto's disease, went for follow up 8 Sept was diagnosed and started on Synthroid.

I felt as if someone or something is telling me do not go on this trip. My classmate here in Hawaii was to have gone on Am Track cross country trek with me to our 45th class reunion. She backed out as her two mares had foals. My ex-sister-in-law invited me to stay with her during reunion festivities and I learned that she is gravely ill with shingles on her brain, going from hospital to rehab hospital, my house my realtor nephew is to be selling for me there, could not be placed on market until after Labor Day due to an uncooperative tenant for showings and open houses, my BFF in the small college town I graduated from will be in St Louis for Cardinals' game the week-end of my reunion, then topped off with the news of Hashimoto's and started on meds that warrant titration.

Then last Friday the day after I began the Synthroid my sister-in-law informs me my brother only has one more week's vacation and they need to take their motor home out for a "dry run" before taking it to Florida in November. This one was the final straw, I'm traveling 4,000 miles and do so maybe once every three years and she is going to ensure that they're not home for me to visit my brother??? This is the SIL that would not take off work when my brother had his knee replaced in 08, so I flew there from Germany to care for him. (don't read my mind)

So yes Hashimoto's deals with hormones, but come Monday morning I had convinced myself there was no way I was taking this trip. I was grateful I had the fortuitousness to take out the insurance on the ticket. I called to cancel and discovered what a pain in the okole that was to just do that. Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated I called my sister for a sympathetic ear. She had Hashimoto's in her mid twenties. She was sorely disappointed and I told her I really did not want to spend this kind of money if I am going to be a bump on a log with no energy, no enthusiasm and listless.

Yesterday I tackled my to do list and began my Fall cleaning. I put my Beatles Double White Album on and just kept going. This morning same thing, jumped into the Fall cleaning mode and have been going non-stop. I called my next door rent-a-hubby to have him come over to trouble shoot my printer as I needed to print out my boarding pass. He was laughing at me as I was telling him all I had been doing the past two days. He said, "Irna I think you Synthroid has kicked in." So at this point it looks like I am going and may even be able to cut a rug at my class reunion on the 24th. Ah the miracles of modern drugs!

It definitely has been a rollercoaster ride this month thus far. I will post you all up when I return next month to the islands. Who knows if my engines are rejuvenated I may even squeeze a side trip into NOLA and say hello to Tally and the gals. Vroom, vroom!
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  • STEPH55
    WOW! What a month you had!! {{{hugs}}} Hope you are having a great time!
    1602 days ago
    I hope your trip is wonderful and you get to feeling better ....Best wishes.
    (incidentally, I just joined the WW team .... and hoping to connect w/ some
    or many of the members) .....
    1625 days ago
    First of all, so sorry about your diagnosis. I’ve dealt with Hashimoto’s since 1998. I will tell you it is not easy to handle, but it’s not impossible so maintain hope! I started out on Synthroid as well and once it’s titrated you’ll feel better. It DOES mess with everything, including moods. I had such terrible brain fog, but after about 2 weeks, things started to improve. Hang in there.

    Your SIL sounds like something “special”. ‘Nuff said. **SIGH**

    Good you took out travel insurance. Sorry you had to cancel.

    Just reiterating, though, you will feel better. Keep moving. Are you eating gluten free? It helps reduce inflammation, which is part of Hash.

    HUGS and here for you.

    1628 days ago
    I hope you will be able to make the trip....spent you a message through instant messenger on FB. Let me know if plans to meet will work out.
    1630 days ago
    I hope that all you have a wonderful time visiting your sister and going to that reunion. I hope you make it to meet your friend Tally too. Here's hoping that things level out and you are feeling on top of the world for your trip!
    1630 days ago
    Give that engine good fuel & keep on truckin'. Have a great trip & Aloha!
    1630 days ago
  • SYDNEY3211
    Glad you're going, have a fantastic time!
    1630 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17075233
    Hope your trip exceeds your expectations! Have a good time
    1631 days ago
    Have a great trip in spite of the disappointments of those you won't see. I'm glad you are feeling better.
    1631 days ago
  • WW21510
    Have a fantastic trip!
    1631 days ago
    I am glad to hear you are going-- maybe you won't visit everyone you thought--but you will get to spend more time with the few and you won't be spread so thin---cuz with your record of WI losses you are quite thin already! Aloha!

    1631 days ago
  • TZAPP22
    So glad you are going! Have an awesome time!
    1631 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Hope that the trip is awesome.
    1631 days ago
  • 990003PJ
    I think it's kicking!!! Get some rest so you can enjoy the trip. Where you headed???
    1631 days ago
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