The more I read about medication and doctors that just don't seem to want to hear what we have to say...the more I wonder....WHY??? Is it just me or do I just not get it? There has to be a logical explanation for this. I read about people struggling everyday with trying to make sense of their levels /numbers. How can we make sense of them if the doctors can not agree on them? How can we feel better if the doctor just shines us off and does not even want to hear what we have to say about what we are feeling? I am a great believer in listening to your own body. I know how I am feeling day to day. I don't need a doctor to tell me "Oh your fine...your numbers are good." BS! If I don't look fine, I don't talk fine, I don't feel fine.....I AM NOT FINE!! This is one of me rant days. It took me years to find a doctor that would listen and work with me. He moved to another state and now I am on the hunt again. It is time for my yearly check up and lab work. I have been looking for a few months now. I guess I am lucky I have been what I call remission. I still get anger attacks and act out of place as my husband said. I cry at odd times. I get depressed at odd times. I still can't lose weight. I hurt in my joints ...but not all the time now. I am by no means cured. I don't expect that right now. The thing is I watch what I eat. I eat a lot of fruit and veggies. Most of it from my garden that I canned myself. I even have a tomato plant in my office still producing in the winter. I get goat cheese from the farm down the road. Last year we moved back home to this small town where there is fresh air ...no pollution. We got away from stressful family and friends. I am only in contact with family that really care about me and that I can talk to with out being judged. I walk about 2 miles everyday, just inside my house. Last year I was using a cane still. I have a schedule I go by. I work an 8 hour day. As some of you know. 1/2 hr -3-4 hrs a day on the computer...off and on all day. So I am not on here for hours at a time. One day I sew, one day I draw and paint, one day for my house, one day to wash a day to organize and a day for a road trip. I don't always keep to that but that is the general idea. I find if I keep my mind active and my body as much as possible I am tired but not sleeping all day like I was. Some of you may ask how do I manage to walk 2 miles a day. I wear one of those little walk meters and I have a big house. I can walk room to room in a big circle. If I am sitting I make myself get up and walk to the kitchen of office every 1/2 hour or so. That is why it seems like I am on the computer all day. I stopp what ever I am doing and walk to the far end of the house to work on the computer a 1/2 hour or so. This may seem like I am getting off the subject ..but I am not really. I am just working on ways to keep me going till I can find a doctor to tell me my numbers are good or not good. What ever . I know I need to have a doctor in my life forever...but I need one that will listen. In the mean time I will work on keeping myself going in a healthy way. So what does this say about my health. I may need a doctor in my life but I also need to find ways to keep me going the best way possible. If I can do with out meds I will...if I need them well I need them. Right now I seem to be doing fine with out. I was a CNA and make sure I check my vitals everyday. I ask my husband everyday how am I doing. I have learned we can not always tell . We may know how we feel body wise but not how we are acting. I work real hard on being a "Lady",lol. So this is working for me right now. It may not work for you and I am not telling you to get off meds and stop seeing a doctor. But it won't hurt to try to help yourself in in way you can..
I am the person that started the first coffee break. I Have had Graves' Disease for at least 10 years. I also have Thyroid Eye Disease. I give Thyroid Disease Support . My goal in life is to inform the public about Thyroid Disease.