Are you tired, rundown, listless? Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular?
And if you don't know where that Lucy Vitameatavegamin quote comes from..
Are ya livin' in a cave??
On a more serious note, I have been feeling all of those things. Okay, most of them. I don't pop out at parties. At least not that I know of. And unpoopular? C'mon. Not me!
I have been dragging for months. Months I tell ya. I just figured it was because school began and I was beginning each day super duper earlier than I like to and then all the PTA stuff and running and running and running until I would just collapse at the end of the day. And then if I had time in the middle of the day, I'd collapse and be gone. Gone!
So I went to my usual 3 month appointment with my Diabetes doctor, well, okay, she's really a nurse practitioner, but she takes good care of me and my Diabetes. And we're doing fine thanks. She always feels my throat and around my thyroid. I have to swallow when she does. Every 6 months I have blood drawn and they do yearly checks of various and sundry things. Like my heart, kidneys, thyroid, cholesterol, etc. I really don't know what else. But I always look good. Um, my blood work always looks good. No complaints from the phlebotomists.
But this last time I got the call back from the doctors office and the gal said that my thyroid levels were low and to come back in 4 weeks to have it checked again. "Is that why I'm so tired?" I asked. "Uh, yeah" she answered back. So I put it on my calendar. 4 weeks isn't until next week. But I have been getting worse and worse as each day passes. So yesterday I called and talked to her assistant and told her I am lambasted. My legs and back ache and my joints hurt and I think I'm sporting a slightly enlarged thyroid. Can you say goiter? She said to come in today and get blood work done and there is a chance they'd have results back by the end of the day. This is their last day in the office this week. So I went in this morning and got lots of vials of blood drawn and just heard back from the assistant.
I have hypothyroidism. I could'a told you that. So I start synthroid tomorrow morning and go back at the first of the year to check it again.
No more listlessness here. No more popping out at parties, or anywhere else! I hope to be back on my feet and getting things done soon. Like clean the house. And make dinner. My kids are starving. Yay for modern medicine!