Hello. And happy day-after Thanksgiving to you. I have a lot to be grateful for. Simple joys that make the heart full: God, my husband, children, a house, food on the table, and a warm bed to sleep in. But, sit at my table with me, have a hot cup of tea and talk for a …Continue reading "Shock & awe"
Good morning everyone, or good day, as it were. Did I mention I’ve been watching British comedies? I have recently enjoyed a local playhouse’s live theatrical production where the actors employed a British accent as well. Shout-out to all the Mousetrap players! Right, moving along… if you are looking to adopt a Paleo lifestyle, or …Continue reading "Rice replacement. Endocrinologist replacement?"
His chair squeaked as he shifted the weight of his tall frame on the doctor’s stool. Sitting across from him and beside my baby girl who was in her carseat, I felt at ease about my appointment. It’s always conversational and comfortable there. “Medicine isn’t what you think it is, Jessica. It’s a business, nothing personal. Strictly business,” he conveyed. …Continue reading "One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 21: Nothing personal"
Diagnosed when she was 19 years old after years of “being watched” by her doctor for years prior to that, my guest blogger today has embraced the healing diet that I am about to begin this coming month: the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). Anyone wishing to begin a healing diet for autoimmune disease can savor these guest stories …Continue reading "One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 18: Our guest-Danielle, Diagnosed Young"
This here Hashimoto’s stuff is a bag of tricks, right?! -Itis this, and -itis that. That suffix means inflammation. I am inflamed. All the more reason for me to be prepping for the Autoimmune Protocol I’m beginning in September. I’ll get the kids settled into school, and begin carving out time to remedy some of …Continue reading "One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 13: Policeman’s Heel"
Her slightly nasal Brooklyn accent is exaggerated when she’s cross. “Eleven feet short? I could understand eleven inches, but eleven feet?!” Philan had ordered carpet to be laid in the basement of her home (and she also agreed to let me share her story here). The installation was scheduled in advance of having company stay overnight, and …Continue reading "One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 8: Take a lesson from her"
Over and over I stalked down any scent on the trail to a diagnosis. Days and months and years of sniffing along lab work and symptom lists. Scratching at my own medical records and requested doctor’s notes. The most recent malady being intense joint pain, tendonitis & bursitis in both knees that halted my workout …Continue reading "One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 1: began on July 21, 2016"