Why do bloggers feel a need to share such private information as their medical history? I don’t know. But we do. Or I do. I complained on Twitter Monday of having to do blood work and my results came back today.
Turns out I have hypothyroidism. And guess what? It makes me happy. And I’ll explain why. I’ve had so many of these symptoms, two of which I specifically talked to her about on Monday. Many of which I was simply blaming my aging, personality, stress, work load, even the season. And I’m sure that contributes but now, with a diagnosis and a prescription, I have the hope of change. Before today, I was really trying to deal with the fact that I was just getting older and I was going to live with how my body is different. And I know, my body is and will continue to change. But maybe this can slow the process down a bit and return me to a bit of normalcy.
My Vitamin D was very low as well and that scares me a bit knowing a deficiency can contribute to cancer or cardiovascular disease, two that are a big concern in my family. Scott already had some at the house since his is low as well. I’ve already started my dosage.
The good news is all my exercise has paid off and my cholesterol has decreased. My LDL has decreased from 135 to 115! I’ve gone from Borderline High to Near Optimal. Yay for C25K! No cholesterol pills for me!!
Overall I’m really happy that nothing else was of concern and that the things that were brought up were correctable. I still think I’m showing my age though…I’m gonna need one of those pill boxes for every day of the week now!