Saturday, May 3, 2014

1 year Post Surgery

I can't believe it's been a full year since my total thyroidectemy. It feels like a whole lifetime. In a way, I guess it has been. There have been so many changes in my life. Although the day to day can be stressful and exhausting, I really should not be complaining one bit. When I think how my life was, while battling to be in control of my body, my health, myself, compared to how I feel about it today, I couldn't be happier. 
My body has done well to adapt to not having a thyroid and I am thankful for that every morning. My scar is healing quite nicely and my mind is clearer today than it had been for years. 

I'm on a journey to find my nitch in life, and I'm sure I am on the right track. I am learning to live a more holistic lifestyle and am enjoying the ride. Every time I learn something new, I do think to myself, could I have done more to regulate or even heal my body naturally, instead of doing surgery? It's too late for me to go back, but I would encourage anyone looking to find what's right for them to research a more holistic way of healing their body. It's more than the physical, the emotional and mental needs to be in sync as well. This is difficult to achieve when you don't feel you know where to turn while being sick with something like hyperthyroidism. The mind is clouded, your emotions are all over the place, your body feels drastically different, not only everyday, but every hour. 
Find a support group, talk to your doctors, find someone in the holistic field that can give you guidance to living a while life without supplementing a natural healing process with western medical doctors' prescriptions. You need to do what is right for you, and although looking back I wish I had done more for myself in the healing process, I do not regret my decision to have my thyroid removed. I am better everyday for taking out that toxic gland. I am happier not having the weight of a decision to make anymore or the pressure to do something I am not ok with. My life is full of joy, without the dark cloud of that disease following my every move. My body is more in sync with my mind and heart, all around things are falling into place. There are bumps and ditches but such is the road of life. 

Some words of advice; Be grateful. Every day, be grateful for every thing that is happening to you. You may feel like the world is spinning out of control, but remember, everything happens for a reason. The trials you are put through, are what make you a better version of yourself. 
Stay strong and keep your circle small with the people that you love. 
Thank the people in your life for just being there. 

I Am grateful, for the journey I am on, for the trials I've been put through and for all the people in my life. Each one holds a place in my heart that can never be filled by anyone else. 
Love to you all,
Julie 

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