Heeeeyyyyy! So I kinda went MIA there the last part of 2017, huh? Well let’s grab a cup of whatever you feel like drinking and chat a bit to catch up!
Basically by October I was done with 2017 and wanted it to bug on out. My 2017 was not fantastic. It was not a great year. It was at best, a controlled dumpster fire.
^^ While not a dumpster fire, it is an accurate representation of me dealing with 2017.
So I’m pretty happy to be starting fresh with 2018 but let’s back up and kinda recap my 2017.
First part of the year feeling like trash left out in the rain and then run over by a truck. My hair was falling out, I wasn’t sleeping, my libido moved out, I had zero energy, and brain fog was so thick I thought my name might be Karl. Oh and there’s that stubborn weight gain that will. not. go. away.
Finally, (after waiting over two freaking months for results), I finally had an answer, I had early stages of Hashimoto’s.
Cool. At least I had an answer and something to work with.
I started taking Vitamin D3 and B12 since I was deficient in both. That helped my tiredness for a bit but then it came back. I also stopped drinking and cleaned up my diet a little more.
September I had some more tests run with a different functional med person because my previous one left the practice she was at.
Found out that I did reverse my Hashi’s but was now showing signs of developing celiac. My hormones were also way out of balance and probably had been for a very long time. My adrenals were also shot.
Sooooo I started some more supplements and was supposed to come back in a few months for some retests.
In the mean time, my new functional med person sold her practice and peaced out.
And now I’m back to trying to find a new functional med person. Again.
Oh then around October my back really started bothering me and causing me a lot of pain. I couldn’t sleep because laying down was so so painful. I went to a chiro I had seen a few times but wasn’t really impressed with because I needed some relief. He did not provide any or offer any solutions.
Then I went to a spine doctor who told me nothing was wrong and to just take some ibuprofen. He treated me like I was a hysterical woman just overreacting about stuff. You know, just being a crazy typical woman wasting an important man’s time. I left that appointment and cried in my car for a solid 10 minutes.
Finally I found an amazing chiro who helped and now I’m pain free.
So. Yeah, 2017 wasn’t a great year for me. By the end of it, I was depressed and anxious and really didn’t want to leave my house. Because what was the point? Everything just made me sick or tired, so I stayed home (aside from work) for most of November and December. I was pretty much in a “Screw It” stage.
Thank god for Martha and Snoop, y’all because they really got me through the last part of 2017.
But 2018, I’m ready to take by the horns because I’ll be damned if I’m going to have another year like last year.
So there are new things that I’m doing with regards to my health, the gym, and just life in general. Plus I have big plans for this space because I want to create a support system for those that need it.
Goodbye 2017, and Hello brand shiny new 2018!
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.