Thursday, April 26, 2007

Our first step

I saw Dr. K today. She went over all my test results and determined that the first step needs to be getting my endocrine system repaired. My body is really fatigued from years of misdiagnosed Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Dr. K doesn't want to move quickly. She said she wants me to start feeling better before she starts the heavy duty stuff. She said that I would hate her if she didn't start slowly. So, I have a whole schwack of homeopathic medications and supplements that I have to start taking, as well as a diet plan for parasympathetic metabolic types (that's me).

There are a lot of other issues. My body isn't really processing anything properly. I had a heavy metals urine test today. No heavy metals were detected. But, my electrodermal screening indicated that I have high levels of heavy metals in my body. Dr. K suspects that my system is so sluggish that it's not even trying to excrete them anymore. My liver is completely congested. As well as pretty much every other filter - so that's going to be coming up. I guess there's a certain amount of purging that goes on and I'm just not in a position of strength to deal with that.

She had some interesting information about my root canal. Also my silver filings. And we got into how our life experiences can cause physical problems. It seems kind of flighty, but nobody denies that when you're nervous your stomach plays games. Or stress can bring on headaches...really just the same concept. I suspect that my inability to let things go in my life is the main culprit behind why my body is unable to let things go. My emotional issues are manifesting themselves in my body.

I start tomorrow. I can't wait!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The costs outweigh the benefits

I left the house this morning. I know, I know...that shouldn't be newsworthy, but since having the babies I try to avoid it at all costs. Sadly, I'm a really social person. I really lose something when I'm locked in the house all day. But, I've done it to myself. I just can't manage taking them out. There's two of them. Do you realize that?? There is one of me and two of them. The numbers ain't lookin' good. And, most days I feel like only 1/2 because my energy level is so really, it's just a lose/lose/lose situation.

But anyway...we left the house this morning. We went to a ladies brunchy thing. There was daycare. Now that's a win/win/win situation. As we were leaving the daycare Meghan was crying. The woman kindly told me to not worry about her, she'd be okay...LOL...funny how your empathy/compassion goes right down the shitter with 4 kids. I know she'll be fine. She's got her gangie and her brother...there's not much else she needs. I didn't think twice.

Then we got home. My friend helped me unload them from the van. Matthew beetled off towards the slew that is our backyard - so I unload Meg, notice where Matthew is headed, put her on the ground and start for him. Dumb, dumb, dumb...Meghan took off - almost like she was saying "see ya suckers" - before you knew it she was 6 houses away - I'm hollering for Sarah to go catch her, cause this old ass can't run as fast as a toddler, particularly not a Meg toddler. I grab Matthew. Sarah grabs Meg. We come in house. Sarah puts my purse on the floor. 30 seconds later the contents are strewn across the landing and Matthew is doodling in my chequebook. Sigh.

So, the moral of the story is that the costs of taking them places seems to outweigh the benefits of staying home where it's safe and a controlled environment.

Sadly, we all really need more time out of the house. Anyone know any good cloners?? Hell, I don't even need a good one...just any one will do.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Medical mysteries continue

I saw Dr. A today. My TSH level last month was 24 (anything over 2 being bad). This month it was .03. Anything under 2 being bad. So, last month I was extremely hypo...this month hyper. What the hell??? Luckily, this doctor actually looks beyond the numbers. Plus, she also checks my Free T3 and Free T4 levels, which give a much more accurate reading of what's going on. My TSH levels have been reading normal for years. I KNOW that they haven't been, but the doctors I've seen won't look past the data. If Dr. A were following protocol, she would have to lower my dosages right now. I'm just starting to feel a little better, but my old doctor would've had a knee jerk reaction to this new lab result and pulled the rug out from under me. Thank god I've found this doctor - who actually furrows her brow and actively tries to figure out this puzzle. I figure my health is a big old puzzle of blue sky. All the pieces look like they should go together...but they don't :(

I also made a call and have an appointment to see Dr. K. She does something called European Biological Medicine. I love alternative medicine. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I love investigating the mind/body/spirit connection. I love thinking outside the box. I love being an active participant in my healing. I love the idea that I can be healthy without filling my body full of pharmaceuticals. I'll happily take my thyroid medications. I can't live without them...but for a lot of my other "issues", I really need to look deeper.

5 weeks ago I was in Dr. A's office with Michael, blubbering about how I needed to see a psychiatrist and psychologist and get on meds. I just need something to make me feel better NOW! I could even understand how people could commit themselves. I felt that bad. Of course the insane thyroid level was a huge contributing factor, but I didn't know it at the time. Dr. A didn't just write me a script for antidepressants and anti-psychotics and sleeping pills. She saw through the hysterics and tried to address the root. And, by prescribing me a higher dosage of thyroid and starting me on a T3 only med Liothyronin...things improved. No psychotropic drugs necessary. For me - this is good news. I needed someone to keep a level head and stay the course that I agreed I wanted to be on when I started to see her. I think I have a crush on her. :P

So, the mystery continues, but hopefully things will continue to improve :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

Laundry math

Suppose 6 people go away on vacation.
Each one of the 6 people wear at least 5 items of clothing a day.
How many items of clothing are dirty at the end of said day??


Now imagine those people are gone for 6 days.

How many items of clothing would they have to bring to wear clean clothing every day??

180 items of clothing

Aren't holidays fun
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This is the front hall. Oh, and be sure to tell me that my kids are going to trash it and it'll be wrecked by May - I'm not at all tired of hearing that.
For all intents and purposes it's for resale.

New floors

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So, they're in. Espresso stained birch and ceramic tiles. Still have some transition strips to get and kickplates for the cabinets. He also has to do the bathrooms upstairs - but the lion's share is done.