I took a break from the blog or rather the blog took a break from me. I've been so consumed with being a single mom lately that I haven't had much time for anything else. My husband is away training (we haven't broken up or anything) and in a 3 month period, I think I may get the chance to see him for a full 24 hours. It really does suck being an Army wife sometimes. I do enjoy eating and his job is what puts food on the table, so I have to deal with it. The last time I blogged, I mentioned that I baked some zucchini brownies and one of my favorite bloggers asked for the recipe in the comments. I really encourage anyone who needs an extra dose of pick me up or some really cool things to do with quinoa to check out Zen Thyroid. When I started this journey, I was much different and I read a blog of her's called acceptance and it nearly had me sobbing. At that time I was fighting for my old life. I was literally fighting to keep every and anything that resembled what life was like before thyroid disease and I was killing myself on so many different levels. I realized after reading her blog post that I needed to accept what was happening to me and learn from it. I learned that I needed to make a new way for myself and new did not mean bad, so here is the recipe for such an awesome person that picked me up without even knowing it:
Zucchini Brownies from Delighted Momma
1 cup almond butter
1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
1/3 cup raw honey
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup (enjoy life) chocolate chips
I did not make that recipe up. It comes directly from the Delighted Momma site and if you are starting to go gluten free or have been for a while, I strongly suggest you check out this site.
I have so much going on right now with the major issue being that I am running out of T3 medication and no one wants to refill it. I have this immense amount of anxiety that I won't get the medication in time and have to suffer through thyroid hell all by myself with 2 children. I really don't want to do that, so I think I may have to go to the emergency room tomorrow on post and ask them to give me some to hold me over until I can see the doctor next week. It's so frustrating. I also don't know if that is even going to work because when I switched manufacturers of Synthroid after moving to California, I had a rough time. I cannot believe that I am that sensitive. I am still waiting to go back to the Hematologist. I went in to get an ultrasound of my liver and spleen and it was one of the most uncomfortable exams I have had to date. I haven't heard anything back from the Hematologist and I am going to take that as good news.
Hopefully everything is fine and I will get my T3 tomorrow. Until then...
Breathe and Listen