Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What was I saying? Oh yeah, my Forgetfulness

I have been meaning to write a post about my forgetfulness for some time... I just could not remember to do it. Seriously.

With each consecutive post-partum period I have more forgetfulness (and some memory loss) than the one previous. Usually this results in my ruining dinners or annoying kids by asking them repeatedly to do things. (oh, wait, that's not forgetfulness - that's motherhood :0)  At other times I forgot that I left the baby somewhere exposed to a certain curious, loveable two-year-old. Fortunately babies are resilient and he has survived the little upsets that have occurred these past few weeks.

Anyway, this recent post-partum time has been a great trial to me (and the family.)  

But, one thing that I have been forgetting - my THYROID MEDICINE! No joke. I remember taking it one time this past month... because Rebecca brought it to me.

So, I think we have found one of the single greatest contributors to my joint pain problem (and fatigue, and grumpiness, and much more...)

My life literally depends on this medicine. Without the right dosage I end up with TSH scores so bad that the doctors panic. (One time my score was 200 - that's on a scale that should range from near zero at best to 3 or five at worst.)

So, I think God gave me an immediate answer to our combined prayers. He showed me that I have not taken my meds in... how long? Oh my, I don't want to know. So I took a double dose first thing this morning. And, if I remember, I will set my phone alarm so that I will remember to take them every morning. And, now that Paul knows that I have not taken my medicine, he will remind me too.

But, my memory loss (which could certainly be related to my thyroid meds!) is like nothing I have ever experienced before.


Anonymous said...

maybe get one of those pill containers that has S M T W R F S written on each little box. Even if you remember to take the med, you wonder "did I already take it?" If the little box is empty, you took it! Of course you still have to remember to fill it each week, but I found it helpful when I had to take a once a day pill.
-Mrs B

Mama in Uganda said...

I am with you, and so is my family. My husband is often heard saying, "honey, did you take your thyroid medicine this morning?"

Praying that the Lord brings your medicine to remembrance.

Blessings and joy,

P.S. I do not remember {LOL} if I ever thanked your family for the generous gift, If not, I am saying THANK YOU now!

Bethany in mid-MO said...

You are welcome.

I think your new profile picture is gorgeous!