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.


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.

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.

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?

Friday with some random photos from the iPhone

Hey Friday I missed ya.  Glad you’re back.

Here’s a new addition to the gadget family thanks to the kid.

The Apple Watch

An Apple Watch!

And now I have a new stat obsession.  Oh the joy.  Do you know how much fun it is going to be getting back into the groove of things trying to track all of my stats with my Apple Watch, my fitbitHR, my Garmin 620 and my Lumo Run and all of other fun gadgets I have.  I might actually self implode from the excitement.  I love this shit!  I should have been a statistician.  And don’t worry, I’ll post all of the results here too just so y’all can see how they compare and the different benefits and features of each.

Moving on, I believe I mentioned some pictures..


rogue Geese

In Florida , we see Do Not feed the Gators, but in Columbus apparently Geese are an issue. Go figure.

scioto river park

This area around the Scioto River is apparently very popular for runners and walkers as well as dog owners.  Unfortunately it seems that many of the dog owners weren’t very considerate ones because I walked down to the riverfront to shake the hand of a veteran and thank him for his service and I stepped in at least 10 piles of dog poo.  It was everywhere and unfortunately you could not walk on the lawn without walking in dog crap.  Sad.

waterfall in columbus

This was a random waterfall we saw while driving in the car.


A statue of the former governor of Columbus.

A statue of the former governor of Columbus.

architecture of Columbus

The architecture in Columbus is amazing. After living in Florida for so many years the I feel like I took pictures of almost every single building I saw.

Love all the old railroad stations and train depots.

Love all the old railroad stations and train depots.

buidlings and architecture

The kid and I always take pictures of the same types of buildings. 🙂

beautiful building

Love this building.


The Black Conductors Of Columbus

Fall leaves

We don’t have leaves and colors like this in my part of Florida….

yellow flowers

Pretty yellow flowers in the City of Columbus

Fall in Columbus

I love Fall

What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday with photos from my iPhone

It’s Friday and time to get random with some photos from the iPhone.

Let’s start with my favorites from the week.  These are great and most were taken by my nephew.


This is a pidgey that appeared in my car and my nephew took a quick photo and then captured it.

Check out this Pidgeotto that both of us were trying to capture while sitting in the parking lot of TJMaxx.

Pokemon pics

And there’s this one in which my nephew asked me to pose and so I did and it’s not obvious at all….

“Oh my, it’s a Venonat!’

pokemon pose

And this one is my favorite of all.  And not because of JigglyPuff but because my nephew turned me into jigglypuff.


And I also want to share with you Boomer’s very first selfie.

How's the angle?

How’s the angle?

And how I sneak Hank into just about anywhere I feel like taking him.


Hank in bag

What dog?

This is my niece and the glasses I bought her 3 years ago and forgot about until this week.

Glasses or a straw?  Or both?

Glasses or a straw? Or both?

If you ever come down to Nokomis, Florida and you need to get your car washed, no problem, just do it while your at the liquor store.  We multi task like a boss around here.

cars and liquor

Yes, it’s a car wash and liquor store all in one!

Here’s a great shot of the trail I run on in Venice, Florida.

the Venetian trail

And here’s a picture of my running trail in Clearwater.

Ream Wilson Trail

And that’s it.

Tell me about one random photo on your phone.