Well, the word came down on Tuesday–I do have Hashimoto’s Disease. I haven’t been on Synthroid long enough yet for it to be doing much, but I will be seeing an endocrinologist in July to see exactly how much damage has been done to the ol’ thyroid and whether or not the medication needs to be tweaked. I was rather surprised to learn my TSH levels were even higher than just a month ago, but I was not surprised to learn there are antibodies present–It’s like I’m allergic to my thyroid. Given that I’m allergic to everything under the sun anyway (although strangely enough, I don’t have any food allergies, thank the gods), this comes as no surprise to me at all. The one thing I was pleasantly surprised by is that my cholesterol is decent–The nurse said she figured I must be fairly active (not that it’s been doing any good), which, when I don’t feel like napping, I try to be.
I took this afternoon off, since I’m working Saturday morning. It allowed me plenty of time to prep tonight’s dinner:
Chicken and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry. My father-in-law would be so proud. I grew up having to eat the occasional spoonful of canned peas, which I loathe. I’d rather eat dirt. Same with canned green beans. They are nasty as all get-out. However, I have discovered that I like fresh or frozen green beans. At our last Sunday dinner with Jay’s folks, they had a veggie tray that included sugar snap peas. I made a deal with the bambino that if I tried one, he had to try one too. We both agreed they were pretty good. As I’m trying to eat better (especially now in light of my thyroid issues), I thought that I’d make a stir fry and use peas.
I can already hear both my mother’s and father’s jaws hitting the floor.
It was GOOD! I inhaled my plateful:
In other news, I got a package this afternoon:
I’ll be hosting a House Party next weekend. There will be more on that later–I still have to work on my menu!