How did it get to be June already?
I went to see an Endocrinologist last week and had some blood drawn for tests. During one of my previous cycles I had been told that my Thyroid numbers were within range but not in the ideal area of the range and it was suggested that I see a specialist for a full thyroid panel. I didn’t do anything about it right away but earlier this year i thought it was about time to see if there were any problems that needed to be taken care of prior to my next cycle. I had to make my appointment a couple of months out but of course time went by very quickly and that appointment was last Monday.
The doctor called today with my test results… the good news is that my thyroid looks OK. No auto-immune antibodies which is what I was worried about. However, he also included a vitamin D test and blood sugar test in the package and those results need some attention. The Dr. said that my numbers are not terrible but he recommends taking some action and testing again in 3 months. He said I can try to get more vitamin D via dietary measures and sun exposure and/or I can use a supplement. For the blood sugar he said I was showing very early glucose intolerance in the pre-diabetes rage. He recommended seeing a nutritionist for this. Honestly, this is not a giant surprise to me.
After my miscarriage I started learning more about health and nutrition. Through that information I’ve learned that I’m a total sugar addict. I tried to do the 21-Day Sugar Detox a couple of months ago and it was terribly hard. I only got one week in before I gave up. I know that I need to improve my eating habits and I have been trying to. I’ve definitely made improvements but I find it hard to manage figuring out what to eat and cooking food with my schedule. I keep falling back to old habits and takeout. I’ve got so much stress from work and life in general that stressing out over what to eat has become less of a priority for me lately. Looks like I need to rededicate myself to improving my diet. Cross your fingers for me, I’m going to need all the help I can get.