A Swift Kick In The Gland
Written by, Amy
If only I knew. If I knew that thyroid disease runs in my family… If I knew what I was doing to my body, ingesting so much gluten and sugar; If I knew about Vitamin D… And I am sure that all the drinking and smoking pot, cigarettes as a teen didn’t help you out. If my parents knew, would they have helped me make better decisions? Would I have helped myself? If only I knew at my three month postpartum appointment when, the nurse said my thyroid felt enlarged and they did blood work, but it was borderline, so you ran rampant for a year. If only; I would like to think that I would have made better decisions. But, hey a little too late now for prevention.
So, now that I have Hashimoto’s hypothyroid and insulin resistance, I have to choose to make better decisions. There is no messing around now. I have a life to live! A husband and daughter to love and take care of! You will not steal my joy! I am not saying that at times it isn’t hard. There is the depression and the why me. But, it doesn’t last long. I pick myself back up and keep pressing forward. I will do everything I can to have a healthy and normal life. So, yes, you carb feign no more grains and sugar. Yeah, ice cream, that means you can stick it as well. No more processed food. No more cheap ass gross meat.
It is healthy and organic for us now. Free range, baby. I am going to fight this full force and win! And, I hope that my girl will not get this nasty disease. I will try to be a good example for her. She will have a fighting chance.
Well, thyroid, we will make this work. I will not let you step all over my life now. I am doing well right now and I hope it stays that way. But, if you decide to rear your ugly little head again, I will step it up. Whatever it takes. Because my life is too good and important to let you dominate with all those nasty symptoms. That is the way it is. You deal with it…I am living my life!
(Bio) My name is Amy. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I am 27 years old. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s a year and a half ago and insulin resistance three months ago. I live happily in the San Juan Islands, WA as a stay at home mom.
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