So, I had my annual physical last Friday. Andy and I schedule them back to back so that we can swap the kids. It works out really well. We do the same with dental appointments as well. I am glad that I went, but I had much trepidation going in. I don't do the doctor well. I have a great internist who I completely trust, but due to a pediatrician that I had as a child who would tease the 3 of us who struggled with weight, I have a hard time going.
I was checked out, and all is well. I was nervous about my blood work coming back. We have a wonderful online system, and by the afternoon, Andy's was back, and mine was not. All weekend, I had images of the doctor not releasing them because something was really wrong. "Jesus, I trust in You" became my mantra this weekend.
Blood work was released today. Everything was stellar except for one area-my thyroid. I asked my doctor to include the test on a whim. My Mom began having issues in her early 40's and well, 40 is just a few months away. I am glad I asked. Same issue-hypothyroidism. It is a relief to know because it explains a lot-why I have such a hard time losing weight (it's taken me 2 months to lose about 5 pounds), I am cold all the time, and of course, fatigue (who knew it wasn't just the kids!). I have to go back in, but I am so glad everything is well and manageable!