In March of 2007, a chance test to determine the cause of my high cholesterol revealed that I had developed hypothyroidism. It took nearly two and a half years and two doctors to finally stabilize my thyroid levels, only for my autoimmune system to begin attacking the soft tissues around my joints. Now under treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis and chronic pain in addition to my hypothyroidism, as well as a number of “satellite” issues, I find myself having to redefine both my own expectations and the expectations of those around me. As a younger woman with “invisible” illnesses, I am learning to live “as well as possible”.
Other Facts About Me:
- 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know
- “I’ve Been Better”
- Blog Award! (10 things about me)
- I found it! (Quality of Life pain rating)
- 25 Adjectives (How I View Me)
- I’m Sorry, But I Can’t
- Five Questions
- ABC’s of Me
Please, please, please. Any treatments I comment on here are only what works (or doesn’t work) for me. If you are seeking medical advice, I can’t stress enough how important it is to consult a medical professional.