Tuesday, October 14, 2008

No pics - just yakking

Wow. I can't believe a whole week went by without posting. Last week was a run, run, run week and I barely had time to catch my breath. My energy was gone.

I'd walk into my sewing room, straighten a few things up, look at my pile of projects, and walk back out. Made a decision to sign up for a couple work days at a local quilt shop. No distractions are needed to get things done sewing-wise. It's $5, I think, to use a table and it will be money well spent. Signing up is on today's to-do list.

The weather changed - finally cooled down and it's been too hard to resist being outside. Supposed to be back in the low 90's later this week but I think we've finally reached the turning point. YAHOO! We went to a Fiesta and enjoyed the chilly air, listened to music by local bands, and watched dancers of all ages. Forgot my camera though. :(

Along with the weather change maybe my medicine changes will help with energy too. I saw my dr. last week about feeling run down. I have an underactive thyroid and have been on medicine over 20 years. My doctor (I just loved her and really miss her) left the HMO and I was assigned a new doctor. After my bloodwork "new doctor" lowered my medicine dosage. Then a couple months later she lowered it again. I kept saying it doesn't feel right, I'm tired all the time, etc. She insisted I was fine.

Finally, after a whole year I'd had enough. Changed my HMO doctor, made an appointment, and went to it armed with research info which in part said you do not just treat according to the bloodwork but according to how the patient feels. Well, my new-new Dr. really listened and he raised my dosage. It's been a week and I'm starting to feel more energetic again. My mood seems better too.

My point of this non-quilt info is to say "stand up for yourself if you feel something is wrong. Change your doctor, do your research, tell him you know how YOU should feel, and fight for it. Doctors can be wrong and who knows your body better than you."

Looking to getting more accomplished this week...


1 comment:

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I too have an underactive thyroid and it took quite awhile to get the right dosage (this being about 10 years ago). Sometimes you have to go through a time with an increased dosage and then go back down. This happened to my mum. It's okay to take a break from the sewing room too. If you go in there and you're too tired that's when all the awful mistakes happen and you don't want that!