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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Taking a Blogging Break

You probably figured that out already though.

I'd like to say it's because I've been so busy building and farming, but that's not the case. I've just been tired, tired to the bone as they say. I've been tired for a long time but it's been getting worse the last few months and the heat makes me wilt like a cut flower. Then, I started feeling weak and shaky and decided I'd better get myself to the doctor for some blood tests. Turns out, I have hyperthyroidism. As the PA said when she called, my numbers were off the charts. Well, no wonder I didn't feel good! I need to see an endocrinologist next week and then decide a course of action.

In the meantime, I'm drinking kale and spinach smoothies three times a day to try to lower the amount of hormone the thyroid produces and hopefully reduce some of the symptoms.



In front of the watermelon, it looks pretty good, and I can almost drink the whole glass before my tongue refuses to taste anymore. It kind of smells like fresh cut grass. I've never eaten grass, so I'm not sure how the taste compares. A few more days of this and I'll be mooing with the cows next door.

9 comments:

  1. I HAVE missed you, but gosh!! I have been worried about you in this terrible heat - I have a friends in Ft Worth and been keeping up with those temperatures. I hope all goes really well with the endocrinologist. Keep us posted when you feel like it. Above all - take care.

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    1. Thankfully, the worst of the heat has moved west. That's probably not what they are saying though. lol

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  2. Take care of you. Purrs
    Pee-Esse : that green stuff doesn't look yummy at all.

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    1. Now that I've made it a few times, it's not bad. Still tastes a bit like grass, but the orange juice gives it a nice kick.

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  3. Marti - I hope the endocrinologist has solutions to offer you; it's a blessing that you know what it is!!! Take your time getting back into blogging; we will still be here for you!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it is good to find out what is wrong. And this is better than diabetes I think. I just want my energy back now.

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  4. Oh Marti, I am so sorry to hear you have been suffering! And then having to drink those smoothies. The watermelon does make it look quite lovely but the sound of it sounds????? I wonder if you could add something in to make it more palatable, like pineapple. I hope your visit with the specialist goes well, will keep you in my prayers.

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    1. Pineapple would probably be a good addition. I hadn't thought of that. I'll try that with the next one and let you know. It does have orange juice in it and that makes it sweet and tangy.

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  5. I am sorry to hear about your health problems. I am opposite and have an under-active thyroid. While looking for natural solutions, I ran across information that lemon balm suppresses the thyroid. I grew it and drank it for a delicious tea but then stopped when I read the information. I am not a doctor but wanted to pass along the information.

    I do hope you are feeling better soon.

    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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