Hypo or Hyper?? 

The past two days were fun, playing “Nana” and enjoying time with my sweet, Rosey. She is trying to walk now and kept us VERY busy!

Back to my reason to blog…

Journal Entry: Saturday – January 10, 2015

Well… I got my test results back from my doctor and I now know what may be causing all of my problems! — MY THYROID!! 

This was the beginning of aaaaallll the health problems that I have been having over the past two years.

I’m not sure if it’s “under active” or “overactive”. My levels are slightly high. I have more symptoms of an “under active” thyroid, but I do have symptoms for both. Soooo…. I have to go back in April to have my levels re-checked. (REALLY??? APRIL?? I have to wait THAT long??)

I “Googled” by HYPOthyroidism and HYPERthyroidism, just to have a better understanding of it all. 

For HYPOthyroidism… the symptoms that I am having are: 

  • Fatigue and sluggishness (tired a LOT)
  • Constipation
  • Pale, dry skin
  • A puffy face
  • Dry, brittle hair
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Muscle aches and tenderness
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding 
    • (I had this problem corrected by having a thermal ablasion and a DNC)
  • Depression
  • Memory lapses

For HYPERthyroidism… the symptoms that I am having are: 

  • A pounding heart
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nervousness or irritability

I didn’t write this in my journal, but I remember thinking that I really wanted more answers regarding these issues with my thyroid. I was totally in the dark about it all and had NO CLUE what the thyroid even did!

I know that Wikipedia isn’t supposed to be the best source for information… but, personally… I like it. I refer to it a lot when I just want to know some general information. The thyroid controls a LOT in your body!! It’s very complex. It’s it’s not functioning right… then, YOU won’t be functioning right!

Here is a graphic that I found that  explains what all the thyroid controls in our bodies.

thyroid function
Photo credit here.
This REALLY explains a lot! I can actually list problems that I am having.. (or have had).. in EACH of these body parts! WOW!

POSHMARK plug 🙂 —- www.poshmark.com/closet/ashmirmom


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.