I have had this song on repeat for a couple days now, just keeping me afloat and functional. I wanted to share.
Doctor visit this afternoon after work resulted in a list of labs to be drawn ASAP (lab had closed by the time I finished with my visit). The goal is to rule out other problems, check my thyroid levels again, and check Covid antibody levels (if it hasn’t become another chronic infection then they should be low if they register at all). I also have to do another thyroid ultrasound to see if there are any significant changes. Once all of that comes back I will have a follow-up appointment on the 9th. Barring anything scary that is.
The acupuncturist had recommended drawing an immune panel to see if any other/new autoimmune antibodies were active and to check levels of the known Hashimotos and EBV. The doctor didn’t say no to that idea but essentially said she needed to start with all the basics first.
The lady I saw today, a PA, wasn’t well versed in thyroid, no surprise there, as few are. She said that she would rather I be on Levothyroxine. I told her it failed me miserably the last time I took it and I went 4.5 years successfully taking Armour/NDT. She said ultimately depending on lab and ultrasound results I may just end up needing a referral to an endocrinologist. I didn’t shoot that down for her, even though the two I went to previously were not much better versed than she is. I really hate this system.
The acupuncturist told me to have patience with the tedium and that I was doing the right thing. I need the labwork, but I’m so sick of blanket treatments and all we know is thyroid=levothyroxine or thyroid cancer= surgery/cancer treatment/ lifetime of levothyroxine. It’s all bullshit.
But then Nathan reminded me we have much better aim and are more successful hacking things once the full problem is known. So right now were searching for a total picture of what needs addressed. Is it even still just my thyroid, and if so, is it because my thyroid is worse off or because my regimen isn’t meeting needs? Once I have some basic answers I will know better how I need to adjust. I have contemplated going fully AIP level 1, essentially a raw food diet sans any nightshades, seeds/legumes/nuts/grains. It is a miserable existence food wise, but I’m willing if it actually truly solves anything.
See that is the catch, that whole I’m never good enough belief that was brainwashed into me. It hasn’t been good enough that that I’m AIP with some nuts/legumes, no let’s nix everything and go raw, because it’s literally the only option left. Feck you, and if the divine is going to force me into that kind of stupid level of clean than it better fucking matter, or I’m throwing in the towel for life. I’ll willingly give up and accept death. The Divine Masculine is an asshat. Just sayin’.
Could have been healed ages ago, but no I had to catch covid and have and EBV flare in the same year. Or I could’ve had those negative beliefs healed, god knows I’ve asked for that enough times, and if they are the sole cause then heal that first damn it- I’ve been doing the work I deserve some results. Or I could have had the resources to quit working, eliminate stressors, hermit and monk myself into healing. But no, I’m dealing with a broken system yet again, to attempt to get answers to help myself AGAIN. Where is the divine in this mess? Fucked up way of doing things I’ll say.
Anyway, my frustrations aside, I’m taking steps that I know will guide me. Seems as usual my own spirit seems to be the only thing on my side, and I’m doing my best to acknowledge it and follow steps. Hopefully I will finally win this battle for once and for all and get my happily ever after. I have way more than fecking earned it. I deserved it well before 2020 and was well on my way to getting there before 2020 happened. Give me my results back and more because of a lost year of stupid nonsense full of shit I couldn’t control.
May you have the answers you need. May you know exactly what you need to do and how to accomplish it. May the divine help you leap gaps you struggle to bridge alone. May the divine heal us all and guide us all to better days. Above all may you know that the Divine loves and supports you in all that you do.
And for good measure one more applicable song: