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June 18th, 2007 (10:19 pm)

current mood: cranky
current song: We Are The Champions - WWRY

Gonna make this short and sweet cos I'm tired and want to get into bed and read some more of 'Atonement' (I'm just at the point before Robbie writes the romantic/crude letter, and it's good now I can imagine James McAvoy in the bath!). I like my bus journeys at the moment, but this morning I get this bloody chatty squeeling girls, and so couldn't read!! :(

Reading is my escape/de-stressing method that I'm trying at the moment, cos work is so stressful!! I burst into tears twice last week in frustration/anger, and I've been a right bitch today!! I just hope it gets better, cos I love working with my team, and the work and even the clients, but I've got to think about myself. And my sanity.

Speaking of looking after myself, I need to get to my GP ASAP, and get my thyroid checked (I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for nearly 3 years now). I bet my levels will come back fine, but I can tell I'm not bloody fine, seeing as my skin has changed colour/gone even paler, and now my eyebrows are falling out :( Plus finding it really difficult to shift the weight, but I know that's always gonna be a struggle...ugh!!

My dad comes back tomorrow from Saudi Arabia, for a month or so. AS the job in Iran has been put on hold, they've all got to wait until the next job restarts which is in a month or so. It's gonna be great to have him back, but I'm really gonna struggle adjusting to him living in the house again, as it's been about 4/5 months since we've properly lived together. But it should be ok. Plus, I'll get steak, so that's great!!

Speaking of great, how utterly fabulous was 'Doctor Who' on Saturday?!?!?!? I've never been a fan of the series pre-RTD, and so really don't know the full Doctor/Master history, but I was jumping up and down on the bed in excitement at Derek Jacobi, and then even more when he regenerated into John Simm <3

"End of the universe!! Have fun!! Bye bye!!"

Next Saturday really cannot come soon enough!!


Posted by: Amy Rose (pervypixie)
Posted at: June 18th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was 14, that's 14 years ago (my how time flies!)Even with the thyroxine there are times when I feel drained and stuff.

Doctor Who was sooooo f-ing fab!!


Posted by: Amy Rose (pervypixie)
Posted at: June 18th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)

P.S added you are a friend, if you don't mind.

Posted by: Emma (cheekymonkey227)
Posted at: June 19th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)

It is like fighting a losing battle sometimes, cos even if my levels come back in range, I still feel shit. Can't get an appointment with my doctor til next week, so will have to suffer until I see him and then I can get my blood test the next morning!

Plus I hate having uneven eyebrows!! :(

And yup don't mind a new friend! :)

Posted by: Amy Rose (pervypixie)
Posted at: June 19th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)

*hugs* I know the feeling!

I've always found Thyroid UK a good place to go for help and stuff - http://www.thyroiduk.org/


Posted by: Emma (cheekymonkey227)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)

That website has been so helpful, thank you!! Things make a lot more sense now, especially the whole thing that just cos you're on thyroxine and even if your levels are normal, things can still fuck up.

Had my blood test yesterday, after seeing my Gp the day before, and he was pretty skeptical, which made me feel even worse!!

Posted by: Amy Rose (pervypixie)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)

My doc once told me that the dosage I was prescribed isn't quite enough for me, but that the difference was such a small quantity that it is very difficult for them to get it exactly right.

Sometimes though, the symptoms still crop up now and then, mostly if I am stressed out or whatever.

Just a quick question, do you have a medical exemption card, that allows you to get free prescriptions? There are some drugs which allow you to get free prescriptions and thyroxine is one of those. I ask because some doctors don't tell their patients about it and thought that if you didn't know about it then you should enquire.

It helps to know there are other people out there who are in the same boat as you.



Posted by: Emma (cheekymonkey227)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)

oh yes, my medical exemption certificate is my pride and joy!! But my mum asked about that, we weren't told!

And I suppose I am stressed at work, which may be why I'm feeling so crap, but hopefully things should be sorted soon.

And yeah, it does help thanks.


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