Hey, friends! It’s been a blissful and overwhelming time over here. We welcomed our baby girl on September 2nd. She’s absolutely perfect! She came with some special surprises too. Our sweet girl was born with bilateral microtia (under developed ears) and a cleft palate (just the palate). It has been a completely new learning experience. … Continue reading Baby is Here!
I’ve seen several companies selling ready made smoothie packs that you just throw in the blender and add a liquid. The idea is great, but the price tag, not so much. I thought it would be more economical to make my own smoothie packs, plus I can make them Whole30 compliant if I want. I … Continue reading DIY Choco Mint Smoothie Freezer Packs
Let me start off by saying the answer varies from person to person. I’m sure you’ve heard to take your medication 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to eating anything, or drinking anything other than water. That’s definitely a good rule of thumb, but did you ever consider that what you consume, even after the … Continue reading When and How to Take Thyroid Medication
I do not earn from this post. I am simply adding links to products I used to make it easy for my readers to find. I am not affiliated with Amazon or any program that I would earn money from. Hello, all! It’s been a minute and for a legit reason - I’m pregnant! I … Continue reading Pregnancy and Thyroid Disease
First of all, happy new year!!! Second, I definitely want to mention that January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. Get your thyroid panel done! Paloma Health has blood test kits that are very easy to use with reasonable pricing. A little recap of 2020 for my thyroid journey: January - I started seeing my current … Continue reading 2020 Recap + Lab Results
Now that I’ve given a personal perspective on what it can be like to be married with thyroid disease here, I’d like to shed light on what can be done to help foster support and understanding. Include your spouse/partner in your treatment. That includes taking him/her to ALL appointments - doctor appointments, lab work, and … Continue reading Tips for Those Married to Thyroid Disease
Being married, having children, and having a life with that special someone is a real blessing. It should be beautiful, thoughtful, progressive, even through the very real challenges. “In sickness and in health...” is deep. When you commit to someone, you are making a promise to stand by their side through the good, the bad, … Continue reading Married to Thyroid Disease
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. This is is not a sponsored post. I have no affiliation with Thyrovanz. All opinions are my own. Here in the thyroid world, particularly for those of us who take NDTs (Natural Desiccated Thyroid), it may look like a bumpy future. I had been taking an NDT called … Continue reading Off the Beaten Path…Thyrovanz!
Have you ever felt like you start something really good only to fail yourself and end up in an even worse situation than when you started? I know I have. Multiple times. My experience with this is primarily with weight loss goals. As I’ve stated in previous posts, I’ve been over weight for most of … Continue reading Reflections: Part 2
I remember when I was younger, like a teen to early 20s, I had basically accepted that I would always be overweight. I would always have stomach discomfort. I would never not want a nap. I would always need this pill (which will not change). Living a “normal” life and slimming down was not in … Continue reading Reflections: Part 1