This is more of a personal post, not a jewelry post.
I am shocked that we are already at the end of October and on Sunday, just four days from now, it is going to be November. This year is heading toward the end and I am kind of taken by surprise. This year has flown by and the end of it is going even faster.
I am finally feeling better but today had to have another shot in my right eye. I have been dealing with Occular vein occlusion since Jan and the injections have not been working so we started a new med today. I am hopeful this one will take care of the issue, which is inflamation in the eye and water leaking out of the vein behind the eye, the inflamation causes my vision to tunnel and everything is smaller in that eye and the water gives it all a watery appearance, so it is a pretty useless eye. Getting shots in the eye is not fun, but not as bad as it sounds. However, I will be very happy when it is done. Luckily the good eye does a great job compensating so it has not affected me that much overall.
I also got back the results of my physical and I do have some thyroid issues, he will not treat it yet,he wants to watch it, but it explains my slight depression I think has been my problem. I am starting back on a very strict diet, avoiding the foods that can make it worse and eating the ones that can help. I am hoping to feel much better soon, and I am not happy with myself for slowly going off that diet when I knew it was helping. So, easy to do.
So, a fairly low carb diet, no rice, or breads or wheat of any kind, avoiding sugar for the most part and corn, and lots of other foods that can cause issues. Not fun, but not as bad as it could be. The rest of the labs were great and I do attribute it to my low carb eating most of this year. Normal sugar and normal cholesteral which are a far cry from a few years ago when I had my last physical, which is a bad thing, I need to get in every year. Hubby is just as healthy and he was on the diet as well. So, we are going to really get back to eating much healthier and I hope to see my mood and energy change for the better again . Not an easy task with the holidays coming up, but we can have some treats, I just have to really watch it and we really do not mind the gluten free and even low carb treats. Gluten is the biggest thing I have to avoid so that is tough. I know it affects me on many levels, but especially the thyroid. I went from prediabetic to normal and my cholesterol was way up, like 270 a few years ago and I think 240 the last time and now it is under 200, so I am thrilled.
So much of how we feel is based on how we live our life. Do we eat right, sleep enough, pay attention to what our body has issues with ? So many times it is just easier to ignore the situation and just do what we want, but it always catches up. Even though I had been on low carb, I was not avoiding the particular items that can irritate the thyroid, the cruciferious veggies and a many others , I was eating quite a lot of them. I have to face the fact I am in charge of my health, not my doctor and I have to do what is right to get my health where I want it. I am tired of being heavy, but thyroid, metabolic syndrome and menapause has really thrown a wrench in my losing weight. It is not impossible but I have to be very rigid in what I do and not make excuses and just do what I want.
So, as this year ratchets down to the new year, I plan to work hard to get myself where I want to be health wise.
I still plan to work. In fact tomorrow I am starting back up with my friend on a very exciting project so I will be sure to take lots of pictures and share them with you !!
So, that is where I am today. Optomistic that things will get better and relieved to know why I have been feeling so badly the last few weeks. I am pretty tired from the eye thing but wanted to at least post today.
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here is a sneak peak for tomorrow !! Some pictures of our materials !! Hint, it is a steampunk project !!!
I am very excited about this one, she is too, I cannot wait to share what we come up with !! We do this all long distance too !!!
Starting on it tomorrow….