It has been less than a year since I last blogged here, and I am back to share my progress and update you all on what is going on in my life.
Firstly, I would like to share some good news – I recently returned from a solo traveling trip to Hawaii and it was such a mind blowing experience for me to be able to do what I love i.e. paddle boarding, in a foreign place that offers so much! The water is crystal clear and the weather is like an endless summer. Perfect!! I also encountered a sea turtle while I was out in the ocean, and we were so close to each other! Then it swam away haha!
Secondly, work is treating me well, I am still in the same job as a Community manager doing my best for enterprise social. So it’s all smooth sailing, oh and I have achieved my goals before I turned 29 this year (in May)! Next up is to knock off some more goals before I turn 30!
Alright let’s get to the juicy part. Last week I went for a blood test to check my thyroid because I was weary of some symptoms that have returned. The symptoms included: hair loss, tiredness, memory lapses, stress and anxiety (very mild though!!) .. These days it takes A LOT for me to be stressed out, like you would not believe the comparison to when I was first diagnosed with Graves’ disease. I’m able to handle stress/anxiety much better now! ~
I received a phone call from my medical centre two days after my blood test was done – this is clearly not a good sign.
Today I went to my doctors appointment to see what’s up? with my thyroid – and as expected, they were out of whack again.
This week I am going to see my endocrinologist as soon as possible, and see what we can do from there to manage my Graves’ disease.
So it’s back. I feel like I am bouncing off the walls lately, I am all jittery and ready to just take on whatever comes at me. My doctor who first diagnosed me with Graves’ disease is now retired and living in the country side, he was the best doctor! However I know have 3 other doctors to take care of me haha, yeah 1 isn’t enough! My doctor today did a reenactment of what it is like to suffer from Graves’ disease – he was wobbling around like a lunatic and said “This is how you must feel right now!” – it cracked me up!! LOL!!
I am going to try to stay lighthearted about it, at least this time I know what to expect and how to manage it – #1 take care of myself no matter where I am and what situation I am in. Relax. Breathe deeply and carry on! ~