September 17th, 2010

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I alluded to this in my last post but, oy.  I have been off my thyroid meds for three weeks as of today.  The imaging center that will do the scan that this is in prep for has yet to call me back, despite having my paperwork since Monday.  I called Wednesday and was told to expect a call by the end of the week, so I suppose they have three more hours - we'll see.  My hopes of being done with this by now turned out to be short-lived.  So there is nothing in front of me right now except falling slowly more and more out of balance. 

At this point naps are not optional (which is going to make tomorrow where I have two shows and plans to have dinner with a friend between interesting), exercising is unthinkable, and I never really get all the way awake, ever.  I'm up and an hour later I'm yawning.  Not that I'm sleepy necessarily, I just don't have the energy to do much of anything.  Once I start something I'm okay, but if I sit down with no goal in mind restarting is rough.  Add to that the fact that it is 'my time of the month' and welcome to my own personal hormonal rollercoaster.

I was doing really well before all of this.  In August I finally started writing all my food down again and lost six pounds.  My clothes, pants especially, were starting to fit better.  I had recovered well from my race and started running again with the goal of one more half-marathon before the end of the year in mind.  Now I am just meh all of the time.  I'm still trying to eat well but am craving comfort foods (which turns out to be a lot of fried things in my case) and since I'm not exercising can't burn anything that way.  Add my slowed metabolism to that and I am hopeful I can turn September into a wash, and then get back to making progress in October.

I am also debating if I should go in for my standing bloodwork this afternoon.  I have a different lab order for just before the scan that includes extra stuff, so I don't think another TSH test is necessary.  At the same time it would feel like I'm doing something - and maybe another set of higher numbers would get the imaging center off its ass.  At ther very least, it would probably mean my endo would call them which might help speed this along.  And it's only one vial of blood.  What do you think?
Poll #1619948 to test or not to test

Should I get my basic bloodwork done today?

Sure, why not. You'll make more blood anyway.
No, it won't change anything.
Ticky donation
Mostly I just want this to be done so I can start the climb back to normal.