I’ve alluded to some of my health issues in previous posts but I haven’t gotten into the details too much. I have started posts trying to explain them, but always end up scrapping them. It gets complicated and I get frustrated. The Reader’s Digest version is that I have hypothyroidism and something wrong (maybe a deficiency in cortisol) with my adrenal glands – I’m getting tested in two weeks. Basically what this does is make me tired, fat, crabby and confused. I also get headaches and muscle aches for no apparent reason. The most recent issue is bursitis in my hip. My doctor wanted to know if I had injured it doing physical activity. Unless sitting on the couch constitutes physical activity, the chances of that are pretty slim.
I used to have more than enough energy. I would work two jobs because I was bored or to make extra money. For three years I went to graduate school part-time, worked full-time and bought and remodeled a condo. I would go out with my girlfriends on a Friday night and then get up Saturday to play touch football. I was probably starting to fall apart back then, but didn’t realize it. Sometimes I would come home from work on a Friday and fall asleep on the couch during the six o’clock news and not get up until 10 the next morning.