Tuesday I had another check-up with my Naturopath. We check in once a month. I like that, because we are trying to get a handle on what my body is doing, and things can change in just a short amount of time, so this way we can truly keep tight tabs. It also makes me feel like I have an advocate in my corner someone who is committed to seeing me be as healthy as I can be.
Mostly everything is staying the same at this point in time. My constipation has been worse this past month, and so I thought maybe it was the thyroid medicine we added last month. Just to make sure, we drew my blood. The doc will be checking my thyroid, as well as I think Vitamin D levels and CRP. I’m looking forward to seeing what my CRP level is. It was pretty high back in November when I was first diagnosed. I’ve been on this “natural” path for 2.5 months, and so it will be good to see if it’s come down at all. I don’t expect a big change. I think that would be unrealistic when we are still at the beginning of this path. But I do hope that it will show some change, down!
We also talked about kids, and how I can know when to be concerned with possible stomach issues with them. Since our daughter has, for the past couple of years, had tummy and bowel issues, it is something that always nags at me. She’s not had anything that’s drastic, but just enough to put the bug in my heart. At this point I am just going to take away dairy, and see if that makes a change. If not, we can start doing some tests. I don’t want to be an alarmist, but at the same point I don’t want to look back at this in 5 or 10 years and say, “oh, if only I would have…..” I think it’s a good thing to be aware with your kids, and not turn a blind eye.
We’ll see what the doc says about my blood tests soon. In the meantime, I’ll just keep truckin’ along!