Feel Good Fridays

It’s Friday! Again. Already! How are all of you coping during times of isolation, shutdowns, and essential workers?

I had a conversation with my doctor today after receiving some blood tests back.

I’m mostly healthy. My bad cholesterol levels (LDLs) are a wee high, as are my FSH hormone and TFH (thyroid) levels. It also came back that my testosterone and estrogen levels were a bit low. As well as my B12 and Vitamin D levels.

It’s a bit of validation for my thought process: I’m at the very beginning stages of menopause. Bring it on!!!

I’ve got some recommendations for boosting my B12/D numbers, and dropping my thyroid hormone before we retest in three to six months. And I’ve started exercising like a crazy person the past few weeks due to being stuck inside. So we’ll see if that helps drop that bad cholesterol.

And…I’ve read from various studies that enjoying one 4-ounce glass of red or white wine each day can help with heart health.

So I’m sitting here on my couch, lounging in my workout clothes, finished my research, and am sipping on a cold glad of white wine. I’m seriously going to try to only have one. And to keep it to the 4-ounce limit.

All of this news, processing, and self-reflection leads me to today’s quote:

“Wine had to be grapes first. Diamonds had to be rocks first. Butterflies had to be caterpillars first. Rainbows had to be storms first.” ~Matshona Dhliwayo

We will transform and get through all of our woes.


2 thoughts on “Feel Good Fridays

  1. I’m in the same boat – sometimes I think those blood work results are all the same for endo people But like you I’m at the borderline just waiting to cross that finish line to menopause………..not quite there yet but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I recently hurt my back so the medication I’ve been taking doesn’t allow me to drink red wine, but a 5 oz glass used to keep my bad cholesterol at bay………..thank you for all your posts and inspirational words. We are all in this together for the pandemic but we are all also in this together in the fight against endo! xx

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    1. I’m so sorry to hear you recently hurt your back. I hope that if you was up and I wish you luck on this fun little journey through the beginning parts of menopause as well! I like that I’m not alone. Thank you for commenting and sharing and encouraging. ❤


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