I work in Old Town and I love my job but I do have a lot of odd interactions. Ok, odd isn’t the right word. Let’s call them interesting interactions. Like the person who pays for their purchase with all change. Or the dude who wants me to help them find a beer that will remind him of drinking beer in the rain over in the Bay (the one in CA. There’s no bay here in CO. Also? True story. I thought I was on an episode of Portlandia.). Anywhoo
Yesterday a young gentlemen and his friend were walking up and down the sidewalk with a box spring. Like that kind that pairs with a mattress. I’m not sure if there are other kinds of box springs but I figured I should clarify just in case. Finally he came in the store and asked me if I knew where his apartment front door was.
Old Town is full of really old buildings and a lot of them are retail on the bottom with apartments on top. I asked which business his apartment was over and then I could give him directions. He pointed to one but turns out he was wrong because confusion.
See, he only saw his apartment at night so he was having trouble finding it in the daylight. Sure, sure. Makes sense.
Finally we were able to determine which entrance he needed and he was on his way.
Old Town keeps me entertained.
I’ve started taking some supplements and once I get a full routine down, I’ll share that with you and how I decided on what to take. Right now I’m starting off with:
- Vit B12
- Vit D3
- Beauty Boost (Lots of B vitamins along with folate and biotin)
- Beef Liver Pills
That’s a lot of B12 so I may cut back on the liver pills since I’m also eating liver jerky each day. Once I do this for a week and it goes well, then I’ll add in a few more supplements.
I’m also searching for a functional med doctor who has experience with thyroid issues. It’s a challenge because I also would like to find one where the cost isn’t $300-$400 a visit.
It’s my health and I get that but damn that is a lot of a money per visit and something that I just cannot swing.
I have finished reading Isabella Wentz’s Hashimoto Protocol book and it’s alright. It hit the nail on the head with a lot of symptoms that I’ve been dealing with but in terms of guidelines, I’m already doing all the things.
The two things that I’ve changed per this book and chatting with my nurse practitioner is supplements and sleep. I was planning on making sure I get plenty of sleep anyway (I loooovveeee sleep so this isn’t really a challenge) but this book made me realize that my adrenals are probably out of whack. Less stress and sleep are really the only ways to get it straightened out.
So I created a hard bedtime of 8pm, 8:30 at the latest. I have to be in bed and either chilling out or reading (usually reading). Then I’m normally asleep by 9 or 9:30. Currently I’m covering a late shift on Friday nights so I don’t get to bed until later but I only have two more Fridays to cover and that’s done.
I already feel better and less stressed.
Overall so far with these supplements along with Whole30 (which ends on Aug 4th), I am feeling pretty bomb. Joint pain is gone for the most part, I’m not experiencing Hashi’s exhaustion, and I feel less bloated.
Weight is the same though which is something I want to talk with a doctor about.
So that’s where I’m at right now. Lots of sleep, supplements, and eating all the things.
Andie lives in Idaho with her husband and dog (a sweet pittie girl). She’s training to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with a focus on womens’ health and autoimmune conditions. By focusing on whole foods and being active, her goal is to heal her body and to create a healthy work/home/life balance.