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Moving in Slow Motion…

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.

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