I spent today baking cookies for a Christmas party tomorrow. It was a lovely day filled with falling snow, Christmas music, and wonderful tastes and smells.
Tonight my whole house smells like sugar cookies.
After 3 batches of cookies, I started to notice the inevitable: pain and stiffness everywhere.
I had even tried to take it easy, having teenagers lift heavy things, mix frosting by hand, and lean down low so that I didn’t have to exert myself any more than necessary.
But it only helps so much.
A friend reminded me to be thankful that I was able to do even this much, for there was a time not long ago when I couldn’t walk or drive.
I took some supplements to help with the inflammation, forced myself to clean the kitchen in an effort to avoid any possible panic attacks over the mess tomorrow, and settled myself down on the soft, fluffy couch to write my blog post. Continue reading “What You Need to Know: Your Hypothyroid is Probably Hashimoto’s”