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>> Tuesday, March 23, 2010

 Y’all just know that something is not right when I am but of a few words and have been MIA for a spell … sorry.

I hope to be back on track in the next few days, so please stay-tuned for the rest of *Shimmerin’ Shamrocks*.  I did get my FTP working, but have not been at the computer since Saturday when I was trying to work on my designs and just could not focus, nor sit here for any length of time.

I knew something was really out of whack last night when speaking with my daughter, Joan, on the phone.  She called to update me on Baby Girl and to let me hear her heartbeat!  How AWESOME was that from 700 miles away!  I was not quite myself and felt like a bit of a space cadet. 

Anyhoo, I’ve not had the energy to sit at the computer and despite going to sleep at an early hour every night, I am not getting out of bed until 9:30 or 10:30 in the morning!  I am normally up with Robert and on the go throughout the day.  Not so the past week.

Conclusion:  My having to go back onto Levothyroxin  (Levoxyl) from Nature-Throid has put me back to square one with my hypothyroidism.  It did not happen over night, so I thought I was good-to-go while focusing on my healing from the gall bladder surgery.  

I started back on Levothyroxin a week after my surgery.  I have been recovering nicely from the surgery and did not put two-and-two together until this past weekend.  I found myself lacking energy, along with a few other symptoms that had disappeared for the first time in over a decade after finally getting a prescription for Nature-throid.  I TRULY felt like a new person and it was SO nice to know what energy was again after living without it for so long!

Those of you who have been taking Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid, or any other natural form of desiccated thyroid, are aware of the shortage.  My pharmacist at WalMart had been kind enough to supply me with whatever dosage he has had until there simply was NO more.

Last I checked, he still had not received any.  I hope to call tomorrow and check again.  I have great faith that I shall find a remedy to this in the near future but for now, I have to listen to my body and not push myself.
For those of you searching for answers or just wishing to be in the company of others struggling to find a source of natural desiccated thyroid, the link below is a group I follow on Facebook.  


I have looked to the expertise and writings of Mary Shomon on the subject of the thyroid for over ten years.  For any of you who may be thinking you might have a thyroid issue and might just be in need of some GOOD information, Mary has been providing us with a wealth of information since 1997.  Naturally, her expertise and published books have come from her own struggle with her thyroid.  


I look forward to seeing you in a few days and I thank you, again, for your patience.
Have a GORGEOUS first week of spring!

XOXO,

Linda :D

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