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.