So, while writing this post tonight I have written, deleted, written again and deleted. I wanted to take a moment to let every one know where I've been. I don't blog as often as I want to and I wanted to explain why, a long with an update of how hopefully that is soon going to change. But, everything I wrote sounded like one long boring novella. So, here it is in a nutshell.
I have had untreated thyroid disease since 2008. I am Hyperthyroid, but usually present hypo symptoms. Extreme fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, skin issues, etc... I've gone through periods where getting dressed felt like an impossible task. The times I felt better I focused on my soap and skin care business. So, while I always had these great ideas in my head to blog about, I never really did it.
I'm hoping that come this Thursday, that will change. In February of this year I was finally diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and Graves Disease after a scan showed a Multinodular Goiter on my Thyroid. After weighing our options very carefully my husband and I decided that removal was the best choice. My Endocrinologist agreed. Thursday I will be having a Total Thyroidectomy. What does that mean? I will be having both lobes of my Thyroid removed, be on synthetic Thyroid hormone for the rest of my life and have a nifty little scar on my throat to mark the special event. Why on earth would I want to do that to myself? Well, besides wanting to make sure that ANY possibility of cancer is gone, I want to feel GOOD again. I want to have energy, I want to be myself. And, I want to stop choking in my sleep! Since March I have been slowly declining in the energy department, stopped soaping almost altogether and more recently have spent more and more time in bed. I don't WANT to be in bed! I don't WANT to not soap! I am hoping that by July I am back to soaping full time, blogging again, in this blog and a blog I've created for my soaping business. I'm hoping to be doing shows again!
It is my plan to document my experience and recovery through my YouTube channel (that I have not posted any videos to yet), however I really don't know what my recovery will be like, so I may change my mind. But, wish me luck and please, pray that this WORKS!