Well, it's been a year in the making, but I finally got a full blood panel done along with a Cortisol test.
UGH! The results are ugly. When going over my results with my doctor he just kept making these noises- I told him I could do without the sound effects :)
He is a super nice supportive Dr. and I have been griping to him for over a year about working out so hard, watching what I eat only to NOT lose almost anything. He's been encouraging me this past year to get this blood work done.
So, the results are not great, not good at all, but there are a few bright spots. I was officially diagnosed with Hoshimoto's disease which pretty much flatlines my metabolism - GREAT!!! So I asked - then why have I not gained a ton of weight over the last year - he said because I work out a lot.
I said "WHAT" you mean that I am working out hard and eating right to maintain my obesity?????????" That's not right!!!
Anyway, to make a LONG story short - my adrenals are also way off, so we are working on those to get them right then moving on to fixing the thyroid. I DO NOT want to use medication - I don't even take and aspirin unless I absolutely have to. I believe I am fearfully and wonderfully made and created in the image of God and if I treat my body right it will in turn heal itself and start to work the way it was meant to. I also believe he gave Dr.'s wisdom, so if this holistic approach doesn't work, then I might have to try other means. The first thing I need to do is to get my filling out - he said I have very high levels of mercury in my blood - I eat virtually NO fish and our water is good, so the first thing he asked me was if I had amalgam fillings, he said GET THEM OUT!!! So, fortunately, my dentist is also trained in taking these out, so I have to do them over several months. A lot of research that I have done suggests heavy metals in the blood stream affect the thyroid - so I am praying once these come out and my body is detoxed from the mercury, things will start to get back to normal.
I have made a conscious decision not to get depressed or discouraged over this news. There is NOTHING I can do about the current results except try to change them. So I can wallow in self pity and stay the same or worse, or I can try to make the changes that I need to make, to get better and healthy.
So here's to getting better!!!