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 every.single.day. 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.
WHY AM I TELLING YOU ALL THIS?
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