Wednesday, September 1, 2010

No, it's hypo, not hippo...

And the mystery appears to be solved!

After yesterday's "woe is me" saga, I got a little phone call.

From my doctor.

Remember her

Yeah, I thought I would never hear from her again.

I assumed that after all of the talking I did at that appointment she had grabbed her lab coat and fled the state for fear of ever having to be trapped in a room with my flapping jaw again.

Alas, she did not get away so easily. 

Boo for her.  Yay for me!

Anyway, apparently my test results came back.

I am/have (does anyone know the correct terminology here?!) hypothyroid/hypothyroidism. 

(I seriously debated about disclosing this info.  But in true me tradition, I have no secrets, and I assume the world is a better place with knowledge floating around out there.)

Chances are I developed it post partum.

Apparently 1 out of every 20 women develop it after pregnancy. 

And good news for me, 1 out of every 5 of those who get it have it permanently.

To be honest, I feel a little lost. 


Not sure whether to laugh or cry. 

I begin medication today, and go back in for bloodwork in 6 weeks.

Theoretically, this should help my weightloss tremendously.

But theoretically, I shouldn't have had the issue to begin with since I only had a 5% chance of developing it. 

On the upside, as my mom said yesterday, this is like winning the lottery for someone who is overweight!

As in, "Great!  I have an excuse and a pill that will help me lose the weight?  What more could an overweight girl want?"


Carrie said...

Laugh! Cheer and do a little jig! I agree with your mom, it is what every post postpartum mom who is struggling to lose weight wants to here! You have a reason you've had a hard time!!! I was WISHING that was my problem, made the dr test me and everything. No such luck here!

Lauren said...

I agree, laugh at yourself! Look forward to how fast that weight will come off now! :) I'm actually a little jealous, haha!