“There’s a chance you have cancer but I don’t want to speculate until we know more.”

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via GIPHY “But don’t worry. Even if it is cancer, you’ve probably had it for months or years – waiting a few weeks for a biopsy isn’t a big deal. This cancer grows slowly.” via GIPHY Let’s back up. I started noticing some difficulty swallowing in late spring. I felt like I had a lump […]

Day 14: FODMAPs

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A lot has happened in the past few days. I’ve seen the Hunger Games. Twice. I had the MOST AMAZING RUN (and experienced “Vomit Hill”). And yesterday, I saw a nutritionist. I have been thinking about seeing one for quite some time and this past week I was pushed to the edge. I feel like […]

Health Update: Lazy Stomach

My name is Amy and I have a lazy stomach. Ok, actually I have a “mild gastric emptying delay.” AKA gastroparesis. AKA my stomach doesn’t easily digest food. AKA my stomach is slow. AKA my stomach doesn’t empty itself into my intestines properly. So you see why I’m calling it “Lazy Stomach.” Figures, my stomach […]

Learning to live with hypothyroidism

It’s been about two weeks since I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. My TSH level was a 10.2. The normal range is 0.4-5.0. In a nutshell, the higher this count is, the less your thyroid is doing. From what I’ve read, there are many people with hypothyroidism who don’t have an elevated TSH… but this is […]

And so it begins…

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions… to me, it’s a bit cliche. Besides, if you want to make a change in your life, why should a day on the calendar dictate when you start? When you’re ready to make the change, make it. JUST DO IT. Waiting “one more day” or “starting […]