TSH = 3.5 (normal is 0.2-4.0)
T4 = 15.3 (normal is 10.5-20.0)
STILL normal!! Yay!
There are days when I can hear my heart beating behind my ear…and then I start to get nervous that I’m sliding into hyperthyroid territory again. Add to that my resting heart rate has crept up to about 80 bpm…which is higher than I like it to be. The more I think about it, the more I feel stressed about it. So what I’m trying to do is get a grip on my thoughts to trust in God that He’s taking care of this…and to NOT stress out!
Easier said than done. But really happy to see the normal results.
I didn’t post any New Year’s resolutions this year because I really don’t have any; however you can say I’ve set some broad goals related to health for this and every year. And those are:
- Find proper rest…firstmost rest in God such that my faith isn’t performance or achievement driven. This is the tendency I’d say, for many Asians.
- Developing a proper diet…now that I know what vegetables naturally suppress my thyroid and what naturally stimulates it, I need to make it a regular part of my diet. I’ve also learned some HUGE benefits of eating less meat, so I’m working towards being half vegetarian. =)
- Stay active and creative…stress is a part of life, but creativity and activity is a positive outlet for that stress. I have to be mindful and intentional about this. Oh and disciplined. Which I’m not. Sigh.
Back to the thyroid….the next six months are when I have the highest chance of relapsing into hyperthyroidism, at which point the doctor will strongly suggest I get the RAI done. Until I’ve gone two years (I think) with no further occurences, I won’t be considered in remission. So…really praying to remain healthy.