~~This is from an old post formerly called “redemption” that is not behaving in the link. ~~
I read this post today and felt someone needed to hear it. I am not going to beat a dead horse; however, I am going to say that unfortunately, a few people in my life have not understood where I was coming from or what I was going through the past 4 years. I was quiet with my other diseases as I thought it was expected. When my friend suggested I start this blog, well, I did so under an avatar because I wanted to be honest about what was happening. I personally believe “normal” is just a setting on a dryer too, and too often people hide what is going on inside their heads for fear of repercussion. That isn’t who I am, and never will be.
So today, a friend shared this:
I am grateful for my supportive friends and family who have gone out of their way to make special meals and take me to special restaurants.
I feel so blessed to be where I am today, compared to the beginning of my journey…when I slept under two blankets in my Los Angeles apartment, when I had constant brainfog and needed to sleep for 11 hours to feel rested, when I was anxious all of the time, when I was losing my hair, when I had carpal tunnel in both hands, when I was addicted to caffeine and sugar… when I felt that I couldn’t do anything.
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it became a butterfly”
This is a very personal quote from my Hashimoto’s journey. I thought my life was over as a result of this diagnosis, but I now realize that Hashimoto’s has made me a better person, the person I am today.
Mark Hyman, MD once said: “I didn’t choose this type of lifestyle, my body chose for me”, and this really resonates with me.
The person who wrote this is Dr. Izabella Wentz. I don’t know her at all. In fact, I just found her site today. What I like about what she said, is that it’s honest. The doctor who told me about mine acted like it was no big deal. Period. No one, and I mean no one, put anything together for me. They left me alone to hurt, and sometimes, I would cry in their office as I asked them what more we could do. I got blank looks and was told perhaps I needed antidepressants.
So after copious amounts of research, I have finally put together a timeline of what actually went “wrong” in my body. I know what happened. I also know how to “fix” it. The crazy thing is, this lady put it together around the same time too and I think she has a better understanding of What’s Really Going on in Hashimoto’s?
As an update, I want you, the reader to know that it took me exactly 3 years to reverse what was going on. Go gluten-free, sugar-free, elimination diet and get the allergy testing done. You will thank me later. Life is a Puzzle. Don’t let your food be killing you. <<< click on ALL of those links if you are exploring food sensitivities
Extra resources: Elimination diet