Serious Stuff

TGIF.  Seriously.  This week has been too long.  And I am over it.

So.  One thing I never talked about on GMR was hypothyroidism.  I have that sucker.   I found out when I was 20 and never really had it under control.  Some of the symptoms (mainly the ones that I experience) are fatigue, dry skin, sensitive to cold and weight gain.  Now… I work my butt off and eat pretty good but for me it is really easy to gain weight since I have a super slow metabolism.  That’s fun.  not.

Basically I have an underactive thyroid gland and I have to take medicine for it every day.  Except I don’t didn’t take the medicine every day and I eventually got yelled at by my doctor.

A normal thyroid level is 0.3 to 3.  Last time I had blood work mine was 13.  Not good, I know.  I am working on taking the medicine  so far so good.   Hearing about what can happen if I don’t take my thyroid medication (heart problems, internal bleeding) lit a fire under my booty to go and get all my doctor appointments taken care of….even the girly ones.


Yesterday I had biopsy done of my cervix.  That’s sexy and just what you wanted to hear.  I had too much abnormal tissue and they need to test it.  This is something that is fairly common but for me EARTH SHATTERING.  I know I will be ok. I know I have the big dude upstairs looking out for me.  I will get the results in a couple of weeks and have to go for follow-up appointments but I have faith that it will be ok.

Are you asking yourself “if you have faith that everything is ok, then why is this earth shattering?”

well….no exercise for 2-3 weeks.  CLEARLY the doctor doesn’t know me.  Umm.. Sorry doc…All I know how to do right these days is run and crossfit sooo…that’s not going to work for me.

OK. I am going to listen to the doctor.  I got permission to TRY the elliptical on Tuesday and see what happens from there.  I am praying to little baby jesus that the doc over estimated and I really only need to take it easy for 1-2 weeks.

I am not sure why I felt the need to share all of this.  But it’s out there now.  It is off my chest and out there. BOOM.

If you see me today and I look like I got hit by a truck… I feel like I did.  Yesterday was a tough day for me…..oh did I mention I had to have an ultrasound on TOP of everything else yesterday.  There is some pesky tissue that is too dense for my doc’s liking riiiight on my ta-ta. Don’t worry, that turned out to be nothing. phew.

As for this weekend I am going to try and eat like a super health freak as opposed to the dessert-loving-memorial-day-celebrating-person I am.  I am also hoping to get in quality hang out time with these guys

It is ALSO the first unofficial weekend of summer which helps a lot too 🙂
Thanks for letting me spill my guts and taking the time to listen read.



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