A Midwinter Thyroid’s Dream
Written by: Michael Wilson (Thyroid, Hypothyroid patient)
Others in the household have been commenting about how I’ve been spending so much time in bed lately; much more than usual.
When I think about it, it’s true. I have been spending oodles of time in bed for at least the last two to three months. This is most of my free-time, when not at work, including sleep; this is running 12-14 hours a day.
I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, and when I get home from work I usually crawl into bed with my laptop and surf the internet after I’ve tended to the four-legged children, the two-legged 40-year old children, and made food for myself.
Of course, it doesn’t help that it’s winter, and it’s been cool and chilly the last couple of months. It doesn’t help that the new sheets are much softer than the old sheets, either. This bed has never been more warm and comfortable and inviting. I’m afraid I’ve fallen under its spell.
This gets me to thinking. Am I depressed?, I ask because in the past when I was depressed, I’d often spend huge amounts of time in bed sleeping away; going off to dream land where everything is always happy. But, I don’t think so. I stay in bed, yes; but I’m not sleeping. Nor do I feel depressed. Actually, I’ve been in a very positive mood the past couple of months.
Thyroid, do you think the two are related?, I’m asking you this, because my new hypothesis is this:, your ability to keep ye old metabolism running is as low as ever, but I’m not feeling crappy like I used to; thus I feel good because I’m resting much more, and am not going beyond the meager energy reserves I do have. In essence, I’ve slowed way down to your level.
Do you think this is true?, Is the secret to living with hypothyroidism as simple as getting enough bodily rest (even if the mind doesn’t rest)?, Or has skin, instead developed an addiction to warm, soft, cushy fuzziness?, (…and it does like warm, soft, cushy fuzziness…)
OK, well, I think I’ll turn off the computer now; roll over, and actually doze for a while. All this thinking has me tired, but in a good way.
How do you deal with thyroid related exhaustion? Do you have time to give your body the rest it needs? When you don’t get what you need, how do you offset the