If you want to hear from somebody that has it all together, turn back now. There are so many other blogs that let you peer into the lives of people that have their lives in order. This isn’t one of them.
I want you to know that you aren’t alone in your mess. I didn’t have it all together before. And I certainly don’t have it together now.
I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis after over a decade of dealing with unexplained and seemingly unconnected health problems. My relief at finally having an explanation for all these problems was tempered by my doctor’s declaration that my thyroid is already damaged and will likely continue to deteriorate. As much as conventional medicine touts the simplicity of treatment, I am terrified by the idea of one of my organs slowly shutting down.
After some research and soul-searching, I decided that I have two options going forward:
I can continue to live life as I have up to this point, take a pill everyday, and wait for my thyroid to slowly fail as I continue to battle bouts of brain fog, fatigue, pain, weight gain, and other miscellaneous bad.
Or I can take steps to abide and thrive through introducing rhythms and routines that simplify my life, strengthen my faith, and heal my body.
This is my great experiment.