Thyroids, Animojis and weed.

I’ve had issues with my thyroid for years. Years. I’ve been on thyroid medication for almost as long. The medication gives me the hormones I need and without it, I’m deficient. In all of this time however, my T3 has remained low and even though I’ve seen a lot of different doctors over the years and none of them felt it was necessary to prescribe a medication including T3 because supposedly T4 converts to T3. Only mine doesn’t.

Im broken

 

In the last few years my doctors have increased the dosage of my medication many times but I feel like it hasn’t been working. Unfortunately none of them were listening to me. Every time they raised my dose, my blood pressure went up. I got so damn frustrated I stopped taking it all together and then went in for an appointment and low and behold, my blood pressure was completely normal. Of course my heart rate was 39 beats a minute. A normal heart rate is 60-100 bpm although for someone who’s active, it’s not uncommon for their heart rate to be in the 50’s or even the 40’s but 39 is not necessarily a good thing.

dead

Of course the doctor was a little irritated and told me to start taking my thyroid medication stat but I explained that I knew it was causing my blood pressure to spike and they told me I was mistaken.

i dont make mistakes
I promptly scheduled an appointment with a new doctor. Unfortunately, the entire bay area must have also been frustrated with their doctor because it was a 3 month wait. Also, my insurance wouldn’t cover it because she isn’t in their network but all that didn’t matter because she was highly recommended and I was fed up.  So I waited.

I saw her Tuesday night and let me tell you, I love her. First, she listened to everything that I had to say and she had suggestions and ideas and she was the first one to say that doctors don’t always know what the right thing to do is.  She even followed that up with a story about how she missed something in a patient one time. She didn’t just say she made a mistake, she said she f*ed up. She dropped an f-bomb during the conversation and I knew right then, this woman was my new doctor!

You are it
Most importantly, she put me on Nature Throid which is an all natural thyroid replacement hormone and does include T3. It’s only been 2 days and I already feel the difference. I can’t wait to see how I feel after a month or two on this medication.

jumping
The kid is a technology junkie. As soon as Apple releases anything, he’s first in line, always. He waited up until 3 in the morning to go online and order the iPhone X and he was super excited about it when it arrived. Shortly after he sent me a text message saying how excited he was but instead of the alphabet, he used the animoji and the fox actually read the message, I guess, sort of.

fox animojiI loved it so I texted him back to see if there was a dog.

animojis
He texted back as a dog! Is it wrong that I want an iPhone X strictly for the animoji feature. And I want it now.

Do you know anyone who smokes weed and runs? No seriously, it’s a thing.

weed runners
You can read the full article here. I don’t remember how I came upon the article, ahem, but I did. In all seriousness, I don’t think I could ever smoke weed and run. Ever. It would be hilarious though. The writer of the article mentions how he uses it before his run and then also during the run because it gives him a kick.  You’d have to kick ME if I used it because I’d seriously be on a bench somewhere sleeping.

sleeping runner
That would so be me. I’m gonna have to pass on the weed running. For now.

Do you need thyroid replacement? If so, what kind do you use?
Have you seen the iPhone X animojis?
Would you try weed before going out to run?

Can’t see the forest for all the trees

I had an appointment with my sports therapist yesterday and I told him that I was still having pain in my arm at night and that in the last month there hasn’t been one night where the pain didn’t wake me up. So he asked me how I’ve been sitting when I work during the day and I had to admit that I’m still in the damn lazy boy, but it’s not my fault.

how to workI have to accommodate the wiener dog, always.

I may have already told you this but I can’t remember because due to my lack of sleep my brain is all jumbly, (not a word, huh?)  but I put up Christmas decorations over the weekend. I am sticking to 3 large and 2 small trees in Clearwater this year and I think we’ll go with only one in Nokomis.

I’ve seriously pared down my decorations. No, really, I have, I mean by comparison to my normal decorating habits anyway.

pink tree

This is the tree on my front patio. It’s pink but it looks purple in the picture. It’s not, it has pink lights and pink decorations. MacGyver is just thrilled with it.

lanai tree

This is my lanai tree because everyone who lives across the pond needs to see that we decorate.

Pencil tree

And the almost too tall tree.

The biggest problem that I have with my Christmas decorations is the dogs. Hank is very confused as to why he has to go outside to pee on trees when there are two perfectly good trees inside the house so that’s a struggle and Boomer is confused by the ornaments that look so lifelike. Seriously, how is a dog supposed to know which is the REAL candy cane.

canes

Boomer’s handy work!

Apparently, you just have to try them all until you find the one that tastes good.

This year I decided to switch out my little white tree with a pencil tree due to the limited space and my general laziness when it comes to rearranging the furniture. Anywho, when I was searching for the perfect pencil tree I happened upon the latest craze in Christmas decorations, the Upside Down Christmas Tree, what?

upside down tree

No this is not a wordpress error, what you’re looking at is the latest decorating trend.

Y’all this shit is real. Real stupid. Just why? I mean, I don’t get it. So I googled it and I’m still confused. Apparently it dates back to the 12th Century when it represented Trinity but nowadays some people just consider it sacrilegious. After reading everything I could about it, I came to same conclusion, it’s just stupid. Don’t do it. Someone will laugh at you. Me. I will laugh at you.

Have you decorated yet?

Do you have pets and are they confused by the decorations or are my dogs not as smart as I thought they were?

My video surveillance saves the day again.

I had a plan.

Yesterday I had my to do list all ready to go. I ran five miles, then walked the dogs and finally at 8:45 I sat down to conquer the day and let me tell you, I was ready!

And then, my computer crashed.

nooooooooooooooo
I was pretty sure I knew what the problem was but I had to go on another computer to google all of the issues and then try and fix it, which I did, after a deadline, and just before lunch.

Maury
I was just about to make some lunch when I heard my neighbor yelling and so I ran outside to see what was going on. My neighbor has a gold and yellow macaw named Gracie and apparently she up and disappeared. She doesn’t really fly all that far so I was thinking that she probably walked across the road and was hiding and I decided to check my security system to see if I could tell which way she went.

And that’s when all hell broke loose.

In the footage from my surveillance cams I noticed a yellow car parked in front of my neighbor’s home so, I asked her if she knew the people in the car and she said no. Then we decided to view the video of the car a little bit closer just to see if we could tell why it was sitting there so I zoomed in.

And that’s when we first saw a woman get out of the car and grab a blanket or towel and throw it over Gracie and put her in the car.

An actual birdnapping right in front of us!

Holy Shit

And, it had happened just a half hour earlier!

My neighbor called the police and they spent the next few hours looking over the scene and viewing the video. Fortunately, it’s a brand new system that MacGyver installed this weekend, (black Friday sale) and the police were all kinds of impressed with the quality, but unfortunately because it’s new, we have no idea how to get the footage off the system and onto a jump drive or a disc.

were idiots
The police will be coming by at some point today and their IT guy will figure it out. I’m just happy I don’t have to try and figure it out and risk losing the data. That would suck because I’m hoping with the footage they can get their bird back.

Wouldn’t it be great if I could have their forensic IT person actually look at my computer and figure it out too? Yeah, I’m not counting on it either but I can dream.

Do you make to do list or are they over rated?

Who do you call when you have computer problems?