Heat Wiser~

*I can’t imagine life without Donna Summer and Lee Ann Womack-2 originals.~All of the above actually~

So. All the Multiple Sclerosis, brain lesions, tracheal tumors talk aside, my cancer wrapped all the way up my neck leaving me hypothyroid until the next life while never having a thyroid disease.

I remember one of the first things I read while in recovery from surgery and radiation. The woman had written “you will never believe how little endocrinologists know on how to medicate a woman without a thyroid.”

I thought, great of course. Then as with most common thyroid clueless women I found out just how important it all is to a woman’s livelihood.

Regulating our hearts, playing a role in moods, body temp, all the way up to your mental health. Down to being able to think of the name of that building where you get mail? Hair falling out, or water retention.

It’s actually a plethora of overwhelming symptoms to list.

If you ever need to learn about it along with the education of your lifetime, read the book STOP THIS THYROID MADNESS by Janie A. Bowthorpe.

My madness was knowing all of the science to the intricate bloodwork and readings due to being well read in my moments of fear and living the fact I was not being medicated correctly since my surgery.

The formula that does the imperative role to a woman feeling level and well needs to be approved by a doctor that understands the things I don’t.

Many others and I walked around for years, thyroid-less and under medicated while getting unwillingly used to it.

A woman can walk around fairly medicated with a portion of their thyroid. A man’s thyroid doesn’t perform the important list that a thyroid does for a woman.

That frustration women in my shoes will always inevitably come to a crossroads. We have no thyroid at all, and the pill is our ticket to stay alive. We know if we don’t take the medication, we will slip into a coma within 7 days, and yet when under medicated we will desire rebellion feeling helpless and no one to turn to that will say I can fix how you feel.

I met that doctor today. My friend and referring physician cared enough for me to get me into see an endocrinologist in high demand who was an obvious genius that sat down to literally tell me how I was feeling, all from my bloodwork. Along with giving me an in-depth neck ultrasound while telling me she plans to give lectures to other doctors on how imperative and fragile this is for a woman especially.

The doctor also impressed and intrigued me with her opinion to the root cause to my cancer, toxins in the air with smoking being a precursor.

I’ve been told stress, since I had never worked in a radioactive plant. The details to her views felt right to my intuitive self.

To add to her mentionable, honorable credentials she did a rotation as a fellow at my beloved Sloan Kettering.

I was so under medicated with Armour Thyroid I was told to double the amount. I’m so taken back and thankful, honored and filled with plans.

I can’t recommend it enough, don’t ever settle when you know your health isn’t right. You can fire a doctor; you can choose the city to your cancer center while still loving where you live.

Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a testimony to our steadfast character.

This your life. Protect it.

About Donda Danforth

I am the product of lifelong assorted novels in the works. Amateur music producer with official background. Long time freelance writer and ghost writer. Working to tell the truths and tales to the abuse and survival of cancer, Lyme disease, misdiagnoses, adolescent marriage, narcissistic abuse, and the humor that accompanies such a diverse list.
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