Today, Tomorrow and the Next Day
Yesterday I was sad. I sunk into depression and saw darkness.
Yesterday I gained weight. I had no energy to put effort into exercising and eating healthy.
Yesterday I froze. My joints ached from the coldness and my mind was numb.
Yesterday I created distance. I pushed my family and friends away.
Yesterday I finally cried out for help and my doctor, friends, and family answered.
Yesterday I went to sleep.
Today I woke up. I dragged myself up and out of bed this morning. I took my medication, got dressed for work, and headed out the door.
Today I went to work. I got to work on time, sat at my desk and did my job.
Today I stayed warm. I wore my coat all day and turned on a space heater under my desk.
Today I ate healthy. I had oats for breakfast and plenty of vegetables and fruit.
Today I socialized. I met up with my fiancé and his friend for dinner at a restaurant.
Today I stayed awake. I fought hard against my fatigue, but I did not give in to it.
Tonight I will rest. I will rest my tired eyes and my aching body.
Tomorrow I will wake up again.
Tomorrow I will work again.
Tomorrow I will stay warm, eat healthy and socialize.
Tomorrow I will stay awake and I might even exercise.
I will do this again because tomorrow I will fight. I will continue fighting for my health. I will continue fighting for my family and friends. I will continue fighting for me.
(BIO) My name is Rachel. I am 25 years old and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago. My TSH levels keep fluctuating but I have confidence that I will soon get back to the way I was before hypothyroidism. I started my own blog about my experience with hypothyroidism: Not Crazy, Just Hypo
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