Geez isn't that the question! I have been very busy, lets see where do I start??? I changed jobs, I was working as a Speech Pathologist in the school system and now am working in the home health setting. I do enjoy it, but boy is it a lot of driving. Why the change in jobs, well I have also been going to school to finish up a B.S. degree in Biology with a neuroscience concentration.. ......crazy right??? I am hoping the home health setting will allow me to schedule in my classes, the way I need to so I can finish. Why am I doing that, because before I got my masters I had started on this degree and found out I only had 24 hours to finish it which is now 15. My ultimate goal, of course would be to finish the degree, and eventually apply to a PhD program in my field or a related field.
So besides school and work, what else have I been doing?? Well I have started to run again, as in I signed up for half marathon training, but I don't know if I am actually going to do the half marathon. I am doing the training as more of a get myself into shape thing. My health, well it's still not where I would like it to be, it's like a domino effect one things falls apart and everything falls apart. My latest blood work, showed my tsh at a little over 2, my non-hdl cholesterol was 1 point over, and my glucose was 1 pt over, but my A1c level had come down and was normal. I know it's only one point, but hey I don't want 1 pt to turn into 10 and then 20, etc, so I have been focusing on trying to eat better, however this has been a real challenge because of my new job which requires me to eat on the road a lot!!!!
Let's see what else???? Oh, on Monday I am supposed to go for a colonoscopy and endoscopy, I am nervous about this, but it's time I stop putting if off and actually follow through. My last appointment with my endo, basically went like this... I feel better when I don't eat bread... Endo.." Well don't eat bread and starches it's not good for you anyway." Then he went on to say that even though my blood work showed that I didn't have a gluten intolerance, that it is very possible that I have a mild intolerance or a sensitivity. Say What??????? An endocrinologist, actually saying that test don't always tell the truth.. hmmm. However, in this case I think he may be on to something. Although, I still have yet to completely cut out gluten from my diet, I really need to and plan to. This whole blood sugar thing, and increased diabetes risk due to Hashimotos and lack of thyroid really scares me. The last thing I need is to be taking more medication, for something I could have tried to prevent. So I have decided, I need to STOP coming up with excuses, and just cut the junk!!!! When will this happen, I am hoping right after I get the colonoscopy and endoscopy done, why then because I know it too will scare me out of my socks!!!!!
Oh and guess what else??? Since I have so much time on my hands between work, school, and my never ending health concerns, I was called to help out on the ACTS retreat at my church. While part of me wanted to say no, I know it is for a reason I am being called, I am not exactly sure what the reason is, but I am sure I will soon find out!
On a fun note, I did get to travel to Florida!!! I went through New Orleans, and Bioloxi and spent some time in Pensacola!!! Wish I could go back and have another vacation!
Well, that's all for now ! I just wanted to check in and give everyone an update as to why I have been MIA. However, I have come across lots of interesting stuff and hope to share them very soon, hopefully this weekend since I will be home prepping for the procedure.