Well, I haven’t had much to share health wise….I’ve been over on the crafty side of me posting all over the place. Sewing has been a bit therapeutic for me these past few months—my sewing and crafting room is one place I feel like have a bit of control. Not to mention the joy buzz I get once a project is done and my kids are raving about whatever it is I’ve created for them.
It turns out that my body thinks it’s in menopause. It’s not. LOTS of eggs left (which leads me once again to explore tying my tubes—really 4 kids is more than enough!). Sometime around last September my body stopped producing estrogen along with the progesterone it hasn’t produced properly since brain surgery.
I’ve been feeling off.
I haven’t been losing weight no matter what I ate, how I worked out or what I did.
I haven’t gained any either. Guess that’s a blessing I should count.
In January I had a cold with a high fever, then two weeks ago I had another cold with a high fever (lasted 8 days, let me tell you it really sucked!) Both these events kind of messed up my hormone taking…bio-identical estrogen and progesterone.
Still, for the first time since last August, getting my hormones in the realm of normal has resulted in weight lost.
Having an autoimmune thyroid disease is bad enough, but with the rest of the hormones messed up no wonder I haven’t seen movement in the scale.
So beside the hormones, it looks like I do have a gluten sensitivity. Now I get to knock out glutens, chocolate and severely limit chicken (which sucks! But too much does cause me all kinds of gastrointestinal grief so better to live without too much of it)
I found a new naturopathic doctor who I like. I also found an acupuncturist I like.
If my body continues to respond to the hormone treatment and the rest that I’m doing like it has, I should start seeing some significant drops…or at least see results from all the hard work I’m putting in.
So that’s where I’ve been, where I am….You can still catch me on the crafty side, but I won’t be posting much here until I manage to find a balance…
it’s a long process filled with lots of trial and error. In the end I hope my body re-learns to release hormones on its own, if not I’m in for a long haul of taking interesting combinations of hormones in order to feel “normal”.