Well, it's official. I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. Sounds icky, doesn't it? It's actually quite common and certainly not life threatening for me. Basically, it means my thyroid is being attacked by my immune system causing insufficient amounts of thyroid hormones to be produced. It happens slowly, sometimes without any symptoms.
I'll have to take Levothyroxine for the rest of my life and be monitored annually. But hey, there is a bright side to this: I finally have an excuse for all my strange symptoms! See, it can cause forgetfulness (got that), slow thought processes (what was I saying?), fatigue, unexplained weight gain (and I thought it was Christmas), muscle aches, joint pain & stiffness, and depression. And I thought all those symptoms were just old age. Whoohoo. This is great!
Hey, wait a minute. Now that I'm taking this wonder drug, I'll have no excuses. Uh-oh. Now I'll have to think clearly, have all sorts of get-up-and-go, lose weight and be all chirpy happy.
Ok, so that's my news for the day from here Amongst The cleverengergeticthinchirpyhappy Oaks.