Details that I might regret sharing

But will keep brief. I’ve been exhausted to the point of collapse for several years now. I actually fall asleep while driving at times (usually I pull over and sleep for about 15 minutes). It’s been hellish and miserable and I have not felt like myself for a ridiculously long time.

My doctor sent me to get some blood drawn, and I added a check mark (after the fact) for a blood test I wanted done that my doctor has consistently neglected to run, in spite of my requests. It’s an “integrative health clinic”, and they always want me to take my temperature for three weeks and do elimination diets and blahblablah.

Got the results back. The box I checked? Yep, that was it.

Simple tiny pill every morning. Typical results of the single little pill? Increased energy, reduced pain, reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes, lowered cholesterol, weight loss, better sleep, healthier hair, skin and nails.  

Why the hell is health care so hard to manage? Why are women discounted so utterly? Why in god’s name have I been put at risk of serious complications because some nitwit didn’t want to do the most obvious possible test for a middle-aged woman with textbook symptoms and a history of facial radiation?

Geez fucking Louise.

Just thyroid. That fucking simple. Not rocket science, not a character flaw, not my lifestyle (my lifestyle is healthy and productive, thank you very much).

You want something done, you gotta do it yourself.

I’ll let you know how it turns out.

 

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3 Responses to “Details that I might regret sharing”

  1. I hope it changes your life for the better, and fast! Looking forward to your update.

  2. Hi Moonbeam — Thanks! I’m getting an immediate and kind of rushy increase in energy, even though I’ve only been on the med since Friday. So weird to feel like someone else.
    You’re looking good, a lot of changes – your writing continues to amaze me. I’m sorry to hear about Tom’s health issues, hope he weathers the surgery – I lit a candle for him.
    I really like this blog, even though I neglect it. I hope I can regroup enough to resume regular posting. Seems like I felt too flattened out to do much more than post a bit on FB the past year, which just doesn’t satisfy the same itch at all.
    Keep your eyes peeled, let’s see if I become Super Woman thanks to the miracle of modern medicine……………..

  3. So happy for you! You’re so right- you knew this was it all along. I wish doctors would learn from these experiences.

    Thank you soooooo much ((((bosquechica)))) for lighting the candle and for thinking of Tom. I spoke to him last night, and he is doing well. He had to have more tests and x-rays at his follow up visit, and I’m hoping he gets the all clear on those.

    I understand about the blog ebb and flow. I sometimes just can’t post on mine, and I’ve learned to stop feeling guilty and just take advantage of those times when I get that rush of prolific writing. I’ll just enjoy yours when I can, and I do hope that as your energy increases, your postings will too.

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