Monday, February 22, 2016

Update







I figured it's about time I gave ya'll a little update since so many have been praying for me  and asking about me and my health issues. As ya'll know, my Thyroid Gland was removed Nov. 2014 and I haven't had a well day since. My last three Labs are showing the Thyroid Panel is finally stabilizing but I sure can't feel it even though that tells the doctors I'm on the right amount of meds. Since last October I've been pretty much laid up, can only get on the computer for a little bit at a time. I haven't cooked or washed a dish , etc. since then all due to this Tormenting disease called Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I was diagnosed with it several mos. before my Thyroid was removed and the flares come and went till last October and I have been in sheer torment. I don't have much use for my body,especially my arms and legs. If I get up and exert my body for five minutes I have to lay back down hoping it'll wear off. The only place I go is to doctors, etc. My husband has to push me in a wheelchair. I tell you God has surely blessed me with a lifetime soulmate and I don't know what I did to deserve it.
 They have checked me for other Autoimunine Diseases and have found none. 
Once one gets Hashimoto's even if the thyroid is gone it stays with ye. It only finds another place to attack in your body. The main thing in controlling it is to  heal the Gut since 80% of our Immunine system lies in our gut and believe me I'm trying in every way. I went Gluten-Free, no Sugar, Dairy, Soy since last summer and it has brought my Thyroid Antibodies way down but no such luck except to lose 40 lbs. of which I could afford at the time but now I'm hunting for ways to gain a few lbs. (never thought I'd be saying that ) ..I take Probiotics 2 to 3 times a day. My primary Care doctor said I was doing all I can do and the Endocrinoligist basically said the same. 
My latest Labs were showing my Iron and Ferritin is falling and when the Ferritin starts falling (which binds the iron to your body) it causes you to lose your hair. It hasn't happened yet for me and I'm trying to prevent it by eating as much foods with iron as possible but there are so many I can't eat because of Digestive issues, IBS, etc. 

I could go on and on with this post but I didn't mean to make it to boring for ya'll. I just wanted to let you know why I've slacked up Blogging and visiting your awesome posts. I'm praying everyday to see a brighter tomorrow and I know without a doubt God is still in control and he'll work things out in his time. Everything is for a reason. Many thanks for your prayers. I am so grateful for each one. God is good, all the time God is good.

P.S.
The stories and poems I have been posting are some I wrote before I got so sick and some have never been published yet, here or anywhere. I had planned on doing another book and saving them till then but that all depends on what tomorrow brings, God's Willing. I miss you all and will be back and forth as I can. I hope all of you are well and I know you're looking forward to hearing the spring birds sing like me. 
Many Blessings, ~Susie

9 comments:

  1. Thinking of you and praying for you, Susie. I hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Dear Susie, You are always in my thoughts and payers, everyday. You are right, God does have a plan and it is always the best one and right timing for each of us. You have come a long way my friend and I know you have a ways to go to feeling much better..but, I feel that you have turned a corner, a good one!! I am praying to the Lord to restore to you good health once again and to be able to take up your writing once again. You are my hero...I think you are an amazing lady. So glad we are friends. God bless you and your husband. God is with you!! Love and Hugs always, Susan. xoxoxoxoπŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

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  3. Dear Susie, You are always in my thoughts and payers, everyday. You are right, God does have a plan and it is always the best one and right timing for each of us. You have come a long way my friend and I know you have a ways to go to feeling much better..but, I feel that you have turned a corner, a good one!! I am praying to the Lord to restore to you good health once again and to be able to take up your writing once again. You are my hero...I think you are an amazing lady. So glad we are friends. God bless you and your husband. God is with you!! Love and Hugs always, Susan. xoxoxoxoπŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

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  4. Oh Susie, this just breaks my heart! I had no idea how much you are suffering. We never understand the reasons for things like this that happen to good people; maybe others will be blessed when they see your faith and love for God. I'm praying for your healing, and I know our dear Lord can do this. You might like to read this blog: www.thislifeIlive.com. Sending much love to you, Charlotte

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  5. thank you for sharing. it wasn't boring. It breaks my heart to hear of your torment. I'm wishing with you that it will stop. that you will recover. that your gut will be healed. I'm hoping for you. much love to you and your wonderful husband.

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  6. Susie, I am very sorry to hear about your health. I don't like to see anyone in pain. That's great that you are taking probiotics. I am as well, and they are so good for our digestive tract. I am saying a prayer for your health, and may God be with you and your husband during this difficult time. He sounds like a keeper. :) How wonderful that he is so good to you.

    Take care, Susie, and I'm sending you a big comforting hug. Yes, spring is on its way, I can feel it.

    love, ~Sheri

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  7. Susie, it's always good to see you here! I was listening to a couple of chickadees today and watching them at the bird feeder. I love their little song. It is cold here now, so I hope they are snug. Hugs, my friend. I'm praying.

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  8. Susie, My friend, I am heart sick for you. I hate that you aren't feeling better than you are after all this time. I am just going to pray harder. I was speaking about my blog family with my husband yesterday....my heart hurts for many of you, that I will never know in person, but I have come to love so many of you. God gives us love...but because we love we hurt..I thought of not blogging to not know if my friends are sick or needing prayer...but it's too late, I do love my blog family and want to know I can pray for them or to know how they are doing in their fights to be healthy. I care about you Susie and want you to be feeling better by Spring , so you can get out and enjoy the singing birds along with the rest of us. God is good and thru Him we are saved. Blessings to you, xoxo, love and hugs, Susie

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