Comment Of The Day: March 25, 2010
Never Was a One-Girl Kind of Thyroid was a delicately, heartbreaking letter from Nina’s thyroid to her. Each comment offered support and gut wrenching quotes from Nina’s fine prose. Please, if you haven’t read her letter, we hope you will. Thank you to everyone for being yourselves. Today’s comment;
Wow. I love this letter. I also really love the last paragraph. Two things from this paragraph really resonate with me: I have taken part of you andI’m sure I will linger if only in your thoughts.
Thyroid cancers and diseases really can and do steal a part of us. They take a piece of us without asking permission. And it’s hard to come to terms with that, accepting who we are and redefining ourselves with that piece missing.
Thyroid cancer is forever in my thoughts. Sometimes in the back of my mind, sometimes right in the front. I can’t be certain, but I don’t think that will ever change.
Thank you, Nina, for this great letter! I hope your life is so much better sans thyroid and that everyday is a step forward!
What Awareness Means to Me: Cyndi Woodruff (A letter to Dr. Oz), a no-joke, I’m going to the darkest places my thyroid has taken me, letter to Dr. Oz on behalf of all patients with thyroid disorders and thyroid cancers. Bravo and gratitude to everyone for sending so much love and more to Cyndi.
Today’s comment of the day;
I can feel you on the weight loss and the marriage suffering. Please hang in there. Sometimes our thyroid’s speak for us and they are angry little butterflies. I don’t know your complete situation there and I am not an expert, but I was the one that was causing strain in our marriage. Not me personally but my gland was making me very angry and judgmental.
I agree with the others and think it might be something more than Hashimoto’s.
Weight loss for Hypo’s is never easy but it can be done. I have found that when I monitor everything I put in and do to my body, in terms of exercise, needs to be accounted for before I lose any weight. I work out twice a day AM and PM I burn roughly 500 calories during those times. I add that 500 calories to my daily calorie max, which is 1100 and it gives me 1500 calories I can eat in a day. This seems to be the magic # for me. But I am not always diligent in doing that and I fall off the wagon several times. I have decided not to beat myself up about it because then it causes me stress and stress in not good for weight loss. I also, like I said, monitor my workouts by using a heart rate monitor. Funny thing is, I can tell from that when my levels are off. My heart rate spikes really good when my levels aren’t right.
I also agree with everyone else that a new doctor is in order for you. When you do see a new doctor, ask for a complete blood workup including the necessities, but also as if they were doing a yearly exam. Make sure you are getting all of the vitamins your body needs and the only way to do that is complete blood workup.
I know it sounds silly, but add some more carbs into your diet. Maybe some complex ones?
I better stop before I ramble anymore. But I wanted to let you know we all stand by you and wish you the best of health.