Ok, yes for some reason every time I think of the word Hashimoto’s, I think of the song Mr. Roboto from the Styx. I’m sure it’s the Japanese connection. I also get hungry for Sushi so go figure. LOL Going back over five months ago and I had never even heard of that word. As a matter of fact when the Dr said it, I kinda laughed like he was making a joke. “You have a disease called Hashimoto’s”… “Oh really ha ha ha. Now really what is going on?”. He said you have the highest TSH I have seen in 30 years of being a Dr. He said it is so lucky we caught it today or you could have went into a coma and the mortality rate is really high from a Myxedema coma. WOW, so If I wouldn’t have forced myself to go to the ER that day everything could have been much different.
Well, now that I knew what was wrong I thought I would take the little thyroid pill and it would all be better but it was far from that easy. I have found that there are so many other things that go along with this disease like aches, pains, fatigue, headaches, rashes, migraines, weight gain, gluten intolerance, hair loss, possibility of other autoimmune diseases like Lupus and too many more to list. You know all the FUN stuff. LOL I came close to giving up many times but I know that I need to be here for my family and make their life complete. So I am pulling out all the stops. I went gluten-free, I researched the heck out of the disease, I am taking all the supplements recommended by the Dr, exercising, and trying to remain as positive as can be. It sure is hard some days as we are all tested by life’s drama etc. But I know that I want my time here on this fantastic place to be lived to the fullest. I have seen several members of our family pass on too young, including both of my parents. You really just never know what could happen at any given day.
I’m taking a few months off work to get my health back in order. Getting back to doing things I love like painting and you will also see that we travel a lot, follow Jimmy Buffett as avid Parrotheads and spend our time “livin it up” We may die broke but we will have a lived a full life with lots of love, travel, and good memories. To anyone out there struggling with chronic illnesses or really anything in life just try to keep your head up and keep truckin, its hard but you can do it. Heres to good health and positive vibes to everyone and to beating the heck out of this autoimmune disease.
I’m Kilroy, Kilroy, Kilroy, Kilroy….. 😉
Peace and Love