Well said, Liz, and a great reminder for all of us. I just recently (three weeks or so) adopted the same concept….. not every little thing my body does can be attributed to my lack of thyroid, or my weight change, or my change in diet, etc. It MIGHT be one of those things, it might be a combination of all three, it might be the weather, or it might just be ME. I have started to “accept” that I'm not going to feel wonderful every week of my life.
But, on the other hand, I still try to analyze and figure out what MIGHT BE causing symptoms if they seem to come out of the blue. I would love to be able to figure out which are things in my control and which are not (kind of like the Serenity Prayer, “ . . . . the wisdom to know the difference”).
I can feel that my TSH level is moving again right now and will have blood drawn soon to figure out which way it's going, and I think I have a hunch why it might be shifting, but rather than obsess on it or try to “fix it”, I'm just going to try to narrow it down to see if it's something I can adjust, and if not, I'll just adjust my Synthroid.
Hope you all (or those of you in the states) had a nice Thanksgiving.
Goiter for 25 years, diagnosed with Graves in 2006, Methimazole with one 12-month remission, total thyroidectomy July 16, 2013.
“People don't always remember what you say or what you do, but they always remember the way you made them feel.”