This morning I weighed 152.6, up .6 from last week. I am actually surprised that I hadn't gained more weight than just 6 tenths of a pound. I have managed to cook at home most nights, 5 out of 7. We did go out for breakfast on my husband's birthday. And for his birthday there was cake and ice cream, but hey, you gotta have birthday cake, right?
I know I am retaining water because getting my wedding ring off to shower every night has been difficult, I actually had to use soap and water a couple of nights. I thought about just leaving it off like I have done once over the last 4 months, but I always get out of the shower and put it right back on. And I don't like not wearing it.
I have had a phantom smell (also known as phantosmia) off and on for something like 3 years or more. It took me several months to figure out that the smell was not actually anywhere but in my nose. We even moved out of a house because I thought it was the house. I had convinced my husband that it was there, even though he never smelled it.
It is very strange and I have mentioned it to my doctor. He put me on antibiotics for 10 days and I rinsed with NeilMed several times a day. The smell went away for a little while but soon returned. I tried to get my doctor to look into it further and he just said, "the cause of the phantom smell will be hard to find". So I am going to work on that at a later date, after I get the Hypothyroidism worked out.
And speaking of Hypothyroidism, I have now been taking the Levothyroxine for 48 days. Some days I feel okay and some days not so much. This week has been more not so much. The hives are in full-swing, not as bad as they were when I first started getting them by any stretch, but I am still having the large ones that make my skin hurt.
I slept in the recliner last night, if you can call it that, because my heartburn was so bad that I thought I shouldn't lie down. It feels like someone has punched me in the middle of the back. I am wondering if this will go away when the dosage of the Levothyroxine is correct. I sure hope so.
I have been feeling a little bit of the depression that is part of this disease, but I will be okay and it will pass I am sure.
I am done whining now.....
I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who lets me whine and complain when I need to. And, my symptoms could be a lot worse than they are and I have it way better than others who have Hypothyroidism or COPD.