Remember when our biggest problems were doctors not taking us seriously and people’s lack of understanding about our health issues? Are you nostalgic for those days? Me too! Continue reading “How to #Resist Without Using All Your Spoons”
Christmas is great, Hanukkah is great, but I really think Festivus has excellent potential as a holiday for the chronically ill. Hear me out. Continue reading “Festivus: A Holiday for Spoonies?”
If Santa Claus had brain fog, he might have problems with dates. Continue reading “If Santa Claus Had Brain Fog”
Because of the above situation, I recently joined the Chronic Disease Book Group on goodreads.com. Continue reading “The Hypothyroid Lymie Book Club”
I was very honored to be asked to do a guest post for the Hypothyroid Mom. Continue reading “Guest post for the Hypothyroid Mom: ADD or Hashimoto’s Brain Fog?”
Well, I’ve been taking Armour for a few months now, and it’s been a mixed bag.
I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I have a talking thyroid.
This exceptionally chatty gland tells me a lot of things. For instance, it is very upset about having Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (a disease in which the immune system attacks the thyroid). It feels very persecuted. Continue reading “My Talking Thyroid: New Medication Crisis”
What is medical limbo? It’s the time when I’m waiting for test results, waiting to find out the meaning of a new symptom; waiting to see if a new medication makes me feel better; waiting to see if that same new medication gives me double vision, an odd rash, or another strange side effect; waiting for a doctor to call me back; waiting for someone to come along and answer a question I posted in a medical forum; waiting to find out if my insurance will approve a treatment. Chronic illness involves a lot of waiting. Continue reading “This Week in Medical Limbo”
I’ve been trying to meditate for years.
I had read about the benefits of meditation for coping with Lyme disease, chronic pain, thyroid disease, allergies, anxiety, and almost every condition I have, but I just couldn’t focus on my breath and keep my mind from racing. Continue reading “Meditation Techniques for the Meditation-Challenged, Part One”
In April 2013, I had a wisdom tooth removed. It is not pleasant to do this in middle age.
My dentist thought it would be no big deal. I knew she was lying. I didn’t realize how badly she was lying. Continue reading “Does Your Thyroid Want a Green Smoothie?”