Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fun at the Splash Pad!!






Today I took the kids to the $2 splash pad. We've only been once before, and that was last year. Honestly don't know why we don't go more often; it's good fun for cheap. The kids had a blast. They were only able to play in the water for about 20 minutes total. See, every time there's thunder, they have to turn the water off for 20 minutes. That's a wise choice. But, it's like as the 20 minutes was nearing an end, bam! there would be one more little thunder off in the distance and the 20 minutes would start all over again. Yeah, we were there for a couple hours before deciding may be we should just try again another day! But nonetheless, the kiddos had a good time and that's all the matters. We packed a lunch and ate on the grass. Even when the water wasn't going, they still ran around and had a good time. All in all, it was a good outting. :)

Friday, July 19, 2013

update on treatment

This past Wednesday, I saw my naturopathic doctor for the first time since finishing detox. I brought in my labs from May that I had done with endocrinologist. Though my endo was pleased with my results and did not change my dose of Nature-Throid, my naturopath seems to think my TSH level is a tad too low, and T3 a tad too high. The plan...I am to finish my Nature-Throid, and then I am started on Iodine. I'll take 1/2 a pill in the morning, an hour before eating, just like I do now. She also put me on Cere-Ven twice daily to help with the mental fog I've been having since my thyroid issues started. She took blood to check my adrenals and TPO anti-body. She will call me next week with the results. 

The plan is for next month to do another thyroid panel work up checking all my levels, plus my hormones - oh, and apparently there's more to check than LH and FSH (those were the only two my endo would check). And apparently there's more to the thyroid as well. Amazingly, it's cheaper to have all these labs done thru my naturopath than endo. It's official; I will no longer be seeing my endocrinologist. I'm sticking with my naturopath from here on out. Next month, we'll also be doing a deficiency test to see what my deficiencies are so that we can properly address them. She is also coming up with a "cock tail" diet specifically for me, with my health and thyroid issues. She also emphasized the need for me to eat "detoxing" foods. Since I've had cancer, I need to keep detoxing my body.

She stressed the importance that I do not need to be under any stress. I told her a little of what's been going on in my world and quite honestly, I feel like I've come under a bit of depression lately. She is an amazing woman and really encouraged me. We discussed other things, and she gave me some pointers. I walked away feeling empowered, confident. I always do when I leave there. Ya know, something she said to me a while back that I'll never forget is, she said we can do all these things and what not but that God is our ultimate healer. I love that. I appreciate her saying that and acknowledging that truth. 

Can't wait to update next month!!!:)

4th of July 2013





This 4th of July, Zeke's Cub Scout pack was in the parade again. It had been raining a lot lately and was supposed to rain that morning, but God blessed us and it did not rain. It was overcast and cool, perfect weather of a summer parade to me. :) Macie, Asher, and I went to the parade with my dear friend, Sheree, and her girls. After the parade, we all went out for lunch together. It was a nice, mellow day.