Good morning. I hope everyone is doing well this morning. It looks like it's going to be another pretty hot day here and right now, the sun is shining. I'm not sure how long that's going to last as we have Tropical Storm (for now) Isaias bearing down on us. The last I read, it's not supposed to become a hurricane again, but it's always hard to tell with these things. Certain conditions can change them pretty quickly. It's supposed to stay off the east coast, when means that those of us inland shouldn't get much besides a little rain and maybe a bit of wind - nothing to write home about. Again, we stay vigilant because small changes in circumstances can make a difference in how the storm behaves.
It's been a pretty quiet week for me. Although our lock downs have been pretty much lifted, we stay home most of the time due to the fact that many people refuse to wear the recommended masks and/or maintain social distancing. It makes for a pretty calm existence, for sure when you can't go out and do anything except shop for necessities and return home. We see how much we can really get by without. :-)
I had blood work done on Wednesday. That included the thyroid panel, along with testing that my pcp does on a regular basis and some different things my neuro ordered to see if we can figure out why I have such horrible muscle cramps. The medication the neuro gave me made me feel like I wasn't "with it" so I only took it for a few days... I may try it again, later, but will wait for all the blood work to come back and possibly try some other things first.
My thyroid blood work showed my TSH higher than it was 6 weeks ago, though still within the "normal" range. Actual thyroid hormone levels (Free T4 and Free T3) are still below ranges, but my endo doesn't look at those. I haven't heard from him (endo), so I don't know what, if anything he'll be willing to do. It would seem that since my TSH only continues to go higher, he'd be willing to increase my dosage by more than the 1/2 extra pill he allowed for Sunday only... That still makes me laugh to think he increased by 1/2 pill one day/week when the medication does no good if not taken every day...
Anyway - I think I've been able to stop the weight gain, though it's fluctuating a lot because I've started retaining fluid pretty badly again. As of yesterday, I was pretty close to the same as last week. I haven't weighed this morning, but will do that later and post.
I've been trying to cut down on the total amount of food I'm eating, plus trying to shift back to more healthy items vs the sandwiches and chips that are so quick and easy for summer. We've spent so much time at home, it's becoming difficult to come up with things to cook since husband isn't very adventurous and doesn't like to try a lot of new things. Nor does he eat, either, chicken or fish - that limits the possibilities considerably.
I'm still trying to get a walk in most days, although that's difficult since I'm limited to early morning/late evening due to the heat. Once it cools down a bit (hopefully, later this month), it should be a lot easier. I do have the treadmill, but it's hard to stay focused on that because - well, quite frankly, it's boring!!
Anyway, that's my week. I hope you reached whatever goal(s) you set for yourself and look forward to hearing about your week.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and wash your hands**