2004, thyroid no more. 2011…?

Koko Head Crater hike

Walked up Koko Head Crater today.  There is something about walking to the top of a hill, volcano or mountain that I find very therapeutic.  Maybe it’s because if I feel like I can’t control anything around me, I can at least accomplish this thing in front of me.  I’ve always viewed running or paddling races the same.  I didn’t like the hike, it was like one long stairway, crowded and really hot.   Everyone looked so miserable.  Kind of like when you see people at the gym on one of the cardio machines, looking terribly unhappy and as if they are going to keel over.  But the hike was a good workout I suppose and had nice views.It’s amazing how your perspective can change so quickly.

Long story, but I’ve had no thyroid since 2004 and found out from a recent blood test that my levels are too low and may have been for years (or not).  The thyroid regulates metabolism, temperature, energy levels, weight, etc.  so if it’s not at accurate levels, it can throw everything off.  But my dose of synthroid increased and I’m sure things will level out sooner or later and I will be fine.  I had been stressing out to a point of panic the past few weeks over school, work and going overseas for the summer.  Then I realize that Continue reading