Friday, June 22, 2012

What is happening to me?

My body used to be so predictable.  I knew exactly why things were happening.  Why my body felt a certain way.  How sleep really made me feel.  How much water I really needed to drink.  How caffeine affected me.  What caused headaches.  The number of days in my cycle and what PMS felt like.

It was glorious.  That kind of predictability was comforting and great.  Why was I cranky?  Probably because I hadn't eaten.  Why was I tired?  Because I only got 6 hours of sleep.  Why did I feel wired?  Probably the 2 cups of coffee.  How much water do I need to drink in a day?  A liter and a half was good.

I don't know crap about my body anymore.

Losing my thyroid to going hypothyroid, then to hyperthyroid, and finally (hopefully) settling on only mildly hyperthyroid has thrown my entire system out of whack.

My face is breaking out worse than it ever did in puberty. 

Days when I get little sleep, I feel fine. 

When I get get 8 hours, I'm exhausted. 

Coffee has NO AFFECT on me.  But I find I get very wired in the middle of the morning and afternoon for no good reason at all.

Apparently PMS now means I have cramps for A WEEK. 

I have this new form of cellulite that is disgusting and it magically goes away if I drink enough water.  My face also swells if I don't enough water.  However, it takes LITERS (like 3) to keep me from being dehydrated.  Do you know what it is like to drink 3 liters of water?  I'm pretty much either peeing or drinking water during the day. 

I'm hungry ALL THE TIME.  But I can get nauseous super easily.

Now that I have thoroughly complained, let me say that I am fine with all of this.  It is all still SO MUCH BETTER than being severely hypothyroid.  And it is totally worth it to not have cancer again.  I just need to adjust to it.  Figure out how much sleep I really need.  Find a face soap that works.  Use a heating pad for a week.  Carry snacks to go with the water bottle I have permanently glued to my side.  And make sure I am always near a toilet (or work on my squatting skills).

{Another picture of Cotton.  Has nothing to do with the post, but is too cute to not share.}


  1. UGH if you find anything to help with the acne let me know... my chin apparently hates me... for like 3 years now!

    Cotton is too cute for words!

  2. oh man, I'm feeling the same way. I can't figure out why I feel crappy ... I'm getting sleep, I'm eating just fine, I'm getting better ... but yet I'm not. soooo frustrating! I'll be thinking of ya!
    oh and just for the record ... the picture of Cotton did make me feel a little better. :)

  3. I am with you on the acne. It's been a struggle for me since I was about 12. Still haven't found the magic cure. It's so frustrating to be in my mid 20's and still have to worry about this.

  4. TRY cetaphil the antibacterial BAR soap....There are two bar soaps this brand makes- one is a facial cleanser bar, pick the antibacterial BAR soap it works no joke! Also use CeraVe AM/PM face lotions. I went to a Derm and he recommended this- I was skeptical at first, I've tried Clinique stuff, OTC stuff, antibiotics and special salicylic acid gels- nothing has helped more than Cetaphil and CeraVe. I'm a mix dry and oily, never had horrible acne- but the chin problem YES! Give it about a month to see a difference, I keep my bar in the shower wash every morning, use face cleaning wipes at night. Clean pillow cases and phones as much as you can! Hope this helps!

    1. I'll try ANYTHING at this point. :) Thanks for the tips, Heather!!

  5. No bueno - I hope that you get to feeling better soon!

    And btw, Cotton is ADORABLE!!! I can almost smell the puppy breath from here! Love!

  6. Cotton makes everything better.

    I seriously have a hoarder closet full of Mary Kay from back when I was trying to sell it. If you want any, let me know. I'd be happy to give you some for free. I just want it out of my hoarder's closet.

  7. Well I don't know you, but WOW you sound so positive it make me want to be like you. Goo luck with everything! Heres to no more cancer!

  8. OH, p.s. I grew up in the great north west too and married myself a good ol souther boy from Florida.


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