I’ve not written much for this blog lately. Everything had been pretty much the same and I didn’t want to keep complaining and people get fed up with hearing it. I lost a lot of motivation for everything when I couldn’t complete the trial for the new drug for Graves’ disease as I have beenContinue reading “Good News At Last”
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Gift Suggestions For Pole And Aerial Students!
It’s December and I’m getting there with my Christmas shopping but every year I have at least one student’s partner or family member contact me regarding suggestions for gifts for a pole or aerial student. On the spot I’m rubbish at thinking and usually just suggest vouchers for private lessons, so this year I’ve askedContinue reading “Gift Suggestions For Pole And Aerial Students!”
Pole Dancing at 40!
I’m questioning my decision to start again with pole quite a lot recently. I’m 40, I have already been diagnosed with three chronic illnesses and investigations are ongoing to see if I have a third. I hadn’t really done anything in four years and I’m having to start from scratch. I was managing to teachContinue reading “Pole Dancing at 40!”
When Things Don’t Go To Plan!
This Monday I was due to go over to Manchester again. I was supposed to have some more tests on the Monday and be given the K1-70 trial drug for Graves’ disease on Tuesday. The plan is to then have stayed in hospital and be monitored until Thursday. Grace had been selected to take partContinue reading “When Things Don’t Go To Plan!”
Thyroid Eye Disease!
I remember complaining about double vision in my teens and never finding a cause, so when I got it as an adult I didn’t think much of it and generally just considered it an irritation I had to accept. I actually didn’t realise how bad my vision had got until I was being diagnosed forContinue reading “Thyroid Eye Disease!”
Is Fit Shaming A Thing?
I was discussing my training with a family member this weekend. I mentioned the fact I’m weight training and the response I got was ‘you need to be careful, you don’t want to get bulky,’ I actually would like to get bulky. I love the look of women that lift, unfortunately I don’t have theContinue reading “Is Fit Shaming A Thing?”
Thinner, Leaner, Stronger!
Before my diagnosis of hyperthyroidism, I lost a lot of muscle mass due to thyrotoxic myopathy. I’m not exactly sure why excessive levels of thyroxine cause muscles to breakdown, I just know it does and if left untreated can result in severe respiratory distress and lots of other complications. I’d become stupidly weak. I couldn’tContinue reading “Thinner, Leaner, Stronger!”
I’ve done a lot of reading on Graves’ disease and the treatment of it since being diagnosed, and one of the things that confuses me is the fact that all current treatment focuses on the effect rather than the cause. The current treatment choices available are antithyroid medication to surpress the thyroid, Radioactive Iodine treatmentContinue reading “Medical Experiments!!”
A Monday Morning Rant!
As soon as I explain to people what Graves’ disease is, their instant response is ‘over active thyroid? I bet it’s easy to lose weight, you’re so lucky.’ Yes, when my Graves’ disease wasn’t diagnosed I lost a lot of weight, but only after putting on loads first because I was eating like a horse,Continue reading “A Monday Morning Rant!”
It’s Not All Or Nothing!!
Graves’ disease is a pretty shit thing to have. There are so many ways it’s effecting my life, but there are some positives I’m getting from it. Since being diagnosed, I’ve understood why I’ve felt so shit for the last four years, and I’ve decided I’m not prepared to let it beat me. I’ve startedContinue reading “It’s Not All Or Nothing!!”