Hashimoto’s — Anxiety and High Blood Pressure?

I have been working hard on my Poshmark Store. I plan to have a Memorial Day Sale starting this morning! I hope it goes well and I can sell more items.

Another thing that I did yesterday was that I listed a couple of things on eBay for sale. I have been reading about how to sell and make money that way, too. It’s definitely keeping me busy!!!

Yesterday…  I worked non-stop until about 1:30 pm! I was SO TIRED! My plan is to treat it like a real part-time job and work it about 3 days a week, for about 4-6 hours.

My doctor bills are rolling in and I have to find a way to pay them. I am hoping and praying that I can make all this work!

Journal Entry: Tuesday – March 3, 2015

Yesterday, started off awful! But, thankfully… got better.

On my way to work, I couldn’t find my key to open the gym! (I worked part-time 6:30-11 am) I was panicking!! I called my boss and she was able to come and open up the gym for me. I got there right after she did. 

By the time that I got to work, I had FOUND the key! It was in my purse, but was on a different key ring. (I had two key rings because I swapped cars sometimes) I did not tell my boss that I had found it. I just told her that I must have left my other key ring at home.

I was very anxious most of the morning. The whole “key thing” through me for a loop! (It shouldn’t have) I was very busy all morning at work. I finally did a little bit of Zumba, but couldn’t finish because my heart rate got up too high and I could feel my blood pressure rising! UGH! I took my BP and it was 147/94!!!! YIKES!!!! 

I know that I’m not drinking enough water. I’m sure that’s not helping matters. 

When I got home, I started looking at my lab work online on the patient porthole. Everything looks fine! I know that’s good, but it doesn’t answer why I feel the way that I do. I guess it’s just the Hashi’s and nothing else. I’m not sure though. I wish I knew. 

I think a lot of my problem is that I feel stressed … BIG TIME!!! I’ve GOT to find a way to relax and get my mind off of everything going on in my life! 


Adrenal Fatigue, too??

If any of you run a business … Or are TRYING to!... you know what it feels like to make your first few sales! I made my third, last night! I know that isn’t many, but I’ve only been open for business since the beginning of this month. Three sales in 3 weeks doesn’t seem too bad! 🙂

I’m reading constantly about how to market the business and other ways to boost sales. Yesterday, I worked a lot on revamping some of my pictures and it seemed to work!!

Anyway… here’s the link to my Poshmark Closet, once again. Hope you don’t mind just a “little” bit of marketing and sharing of my excitement, here on my blog! I REALLY need to make this business work, so I can pay my medical bills and be able to stay home and work.

Journal Entry: Saturday – February 28, 2015

Well, I managed to sleep more than 6 hours last night! I actually slept 8 & 1/2!! Wahoo!!  I did wake up about 2:00, though. That is one of the signs of Adrenal Fatiguewhich I “think” I have. “Fatigue” definitely plays a part, anyway. 

Yesterday, at work, I felt good and decided to work out. But, then… about half-way through it, I had to STOP. I became short-winded and felt weak. My heart felt like it was racing, too. I took my blood pressure and it was 147/87. — Not horrible, but not good, either. 

All of this makes me so MAD!!! But… it also makes me sad. I swore up and down (to myself) that I was not going to follow in my parents footsteps and have bad health, as I got older. 


Nana Has an Autoimmune Disease

Happy Friday!!

I was super busy the past two days, playing with my little Rosey! I just can’t get enough “Nana time”. It’s so much fun!

Little Bug 1 You’re not going to believe me…. but, I wasn’t ready to be a “Grandma” until I saw this sweet baby for the first time! Then… of course… it was totally, love at first sight and I was extremely proud to be “Nana” to this precious little angel!

I have always heard others say that being a grandparent is THE most awesome thing in the world. Well… it IS pretty awesome!

For me, though…. the most awesome thing in the world is seeing my beautiful daughter in the “mommy” role. She is SUCH a wonderful mommy! I could not be more proud of her!! The love I have for these two is indescribable.

There are things going on in my life right now that I am also very depressed about. Things that I wish I could share, but shouldn’t. The joy and love that I feel when I am with Ansley and Rosey, brings me to different kinds of tears… happy tears! I am so thankful for that.

Journal Entry: Friday – February 20, 2015

I had a dream last night that Hubs and I were with all of our friends, camping and hanging out. Hubs was having a good time and all I wanted to do was be by myself. I did not want to socialize. — It’s weird, because that is how I REALLY feel and it’s totally unlike me. I know that it’s one of the symptoms of HYPOTHYROIDISM, but how weird it is for me to dream about it. — This really IS weird! Two years ago, I was feeling this way and I STILL feel this way!! I’m much more happy content when I am by myself. 

I went to bed last night with a headache. I’m wondering if sugar and/or gluten are the cause. If that IS the case… then I will have to change my diet! Ugh. — Over two years later, and I still haven’t totally given up the sugar and gluten. I keep trying, but I also keep failing. 

Journal Entry: Saturday – February 21, 2015

I STILL have a headache!! I had a nagging one pretty much all day yesterday. It was SO annoying! I just wish I knew if it was sinus related or part of my Hashi’s. 

Work was “okay”. I did not work out because of the headache. 

After work, I went to the book store (I LOVE books!!!) and bought two more books. They are about Autoimmune Diseases. One book talks about reversing it “naturally”, and the other one is about “Living with an autoimmune disease”. 

What scares me the most is that if have one autoimmune disease, then I am more likely to have another one, as well. (or more!!)

In one of the books, there is a quiz to take to see where you are on the spectrum of A.I. Disease.  Such as: Mild, Moderate, or Severe. — WELL… I am WAY past severe according to the numbers!!!!! UGH!! This is SOOOOO SCARY!! 

I have SO MUCH on my mind! Maybe that is why my head hurts. 

I will have to locate the books that I mention above and find the quiz and post it either later today, or tomorrow. My office is a scattered mess at the moment with Rosey’s portable bed (that we keep here) and all of my Poshmark things. By the way…. I sold another item!! 🙂 YAY!!!  And…. I have a friend that is interested in consigning a few items with me!! Wahooo!!  I’m excited!!! 


Cherished Moments

Yesterday was a good day! I am SO excited about my new online shop! I went to Goodwill and had fun sifting through the racks and racks of clothes, looking for top name brands that were on sale and were in excellent or very good condition.

We have many Goodwill stores here in town, but I chose the largest one. I knew that I would not get through the whole store, so I concentrated just on shorts and tops. It was a lot of fun because I got to look at clothes that weren’t just in my size! With this business, I can actually LOOK AT and PURCHASE tiny size 2’s and 4’s, that I would never be able to wear!

I have washed what I could. I realized after I got home that one top is “Dry Clean Only”. Oops! That was a lesson for my future inventory shopping. A couple of others said, “Hand Wash”. I don’t like to do that, but I will.

Next, I will iron them and get them ready to be listed. My plan is to list from my own closet, as well. But, I also wanted to have some fun and purchase some more “top of the line” name brands that I, personally, don’t have in my own closet! Plus…. it gave me an excuse to shop! Shopping makes me happy! 🙂


Journal Entry: Thursday – January 8, 2015

Yesterday, was a pretty good day. I did some errands in town and then headed to the other side of the river, in Alabama, to go visit my mom. 

My mom lived in a nursing home at this time, due to a stroke that she had in November of 2005. When she was there, I made weekly visits to go see her and handle her needs.

Before I headed over there, I realized that it was about lunch time and I knew that she would be in the dining room, eating lunch. The dining room at that place was SO crowded and was not very visitor friendly! I always tried to avoid going at that time. 

I remembered that I had a gift card for Subway, so I stopped in there to have lunch and kill time and then, headed to see my mom. By this time, my mom was back in her room. We had a nice visit. (Not all of them, were!) 

One of the things that I was thankful for, with my mom, was that her long-term memory was SO GOOD! I loved to just sit and talk with her about the past. I loved hearing stories of her childhood and teen years. Stories of her and my daddy before I was born. And stories of when I was little. I tried to write down as much as I could when she would share something with me that I had never heard before. Today, was one of those days!

We got on the subject of my daddy. I found out WHERE they got engaged! That was something that I never knew. 

My daddy had the ring in his pocket and had planned to ask my mom to marry him, but couldn’t decide when the right time would be. Apparently, they were driving down this one road …. which is a MAJOR road now!… heading to my mom’s house, where she lived with my grandparents. 

My mom said that they were just driving along, heading to her house, when my dad pulled the car off to the side of the road at an intersection. She said, “What are we stopping for?” He then, pulled out the ring and gave it to her, right there on the side of the road, in the car!! She said that he never really “asked” her to marry him. (This is funny, because Hubs never really “asked” me, either!) 

Apparently… my grandfather was NOT too happy that my daddy didn’t ask his permission first! (I think my mom pointed this out to my dad!) So, now he had to go to my mom’s house and get up the nerve to actually “ask” my grandfather if he could marry her.

This warmed my heart so much (and still does!) because I now live in the same city where all this took place. That intersection is nowhere near the same because of all the growth the city has done, but “I” know EXACTLY where my parents became engaged, and I think about it every time I pass by there! 

My mom also told me about how her daddy would flag down the train in the little town that they lived in (the same one that I now live in!), so that my mom and her friends could catch it to ride it into the city. The train was called the “Man of War”. It went from Atlanta to Columbus, and then back again. 

I absolutely LOVE family history stuff!! I sure hope my girls are interested in it, later in their lives. 

I wish I had kept a journal during all the years that they were little. Of course… I do have a whole lot of scrapbooks that I made. Thankfully, we have videos from when they were little, as well. 


This is a laminated copy of my mom & dad’s newspaper announcement. – June 1954

The Beginning of Many Doctor Visits

I’m excited about my new business adventure!! I was hoping that I could add a widget for it, but I can’t do it unless I upgrade. 😦  I probably should do that. I’m just not ready to do that just yet.

But… I WILL tell you about it and maybe I can add the link into my posts. 🙂

I have discovered POSHMARK!! (You can read about it by clicking this link) It’s like having your own virtual boutique! I’m still working on getting mine set up the way that I want it, but here’s the link to MY store (or “closet”, as they call it). I LOVE clothes!!!! So, I am really going to enjoy this! I am praying that I can make it work and be able to run it like a business. It will be the perfect thing for me since I don’t feel like I can physically or mentally work out in the real world for employment.  If I want to…. I can sit right here in my PJ’s and work! Ya gotta’ love that!! 🙂

If you visit my closet and see something that you are interested in… leave me a comment that you read about it here, on my blog, and I’ll make you a deal on the item that you are interested in!

Anyway…. that’s enough for my little “Plug” on my Poshmark closet! 🙂


Journal Entry: Monday – January 5, 2015

Yesterday turned out to be a good day. It was pouring rain by the time it was time to leave for church, so I crawled back into my bed! LOL! Then… Hubs did the same thing! We laid there pretty much all day, watching movies. 

We watched the movie … “Crash”. It was REALLY good, in my opinion. It’s all about the racial tension among ALL races. It’s so sad that our country is STILL that way! I don’t see people by “color”. I don’t know why some still do.

Today…. I work 6:30-11, which will be my schedule all month.

I have a doctor’s appointment at 11:15. I’ve got LOTS of questions for her!!! 

I woke up with a headache. I’m sure that it’s from the barometric pressure dropping outside. It’s going to get colder and colder as the week goes on. BRRRRR!!! 

Journal Entry: Tuesday – January 6, 2015

I’ve got another headache this morning!! UGH! I was sleeping SO good when that stupid alarm went off, too! Of course, I stayed up until 10:00 watching “The Bachelor”. I normally get 6-7 hours of sleep. I only got 6 last night. (Now a’days…. I’m lucky if I get 5 hours of sleep!!)

I went to my doctor’s appointment yesterday. I had blood work done, but don’t know the results of it yet. (I hate waiting!) My doctor said that until I quit having a monthly cycle all together… they can’t really check my hormone levels. It makes sense… but…. DANG IT!!! We did talk about my symptoms and she said that I “could” go on a low dose of anti-depressant medication to help combat that. Sooooo….. I guess…. if it would help me to feel better, I guess I will try it. 

Some of the symptoms that I was having were…. 

I am skipping some of the things in my journal entries because they are just boring stuff. Nothing that is interesting. Plus… I am trying to center this blog around my health problems.  Tomorrow’s post has nothing to do with my health, but it’s a sweet journal entry. One that I will treasure, always.