Well it’s been a busy two weeks in our house, and I don’t have kids in school or sports. How do you parents make it all happen?! Most of my spare time has gone to coordinating doctor appointments and babysitters.
Anyway, two weeks ago I posted about plastics because I was researching them a lot and learning how they’re hormone disrupters. (See post here.)
The reason for me digging is because I’ve had a hormonal imbalance since having my daughter. They’re currently testing me for a benign growth or tumor on my pituitary gland, called a Prolactinoma. I had a MRI done on Monday, and my brain was actually moving in my head like a tuning fork. I felt pretty dumb and achy after, and it’s taken me a couple of days to recover.
I don’t know if I’m in denial, but I’m not stressed about this at all. I actually think I’ve been covered in prayer by friends, and the Holy Spirit is giving me rest in this moment.
I’m very interested in all of the causes for why certain things can happen, including hormone imbalances, and plastics are one of them. But the truth is, it could be anything. And everything.
The doctor has tested me for my thyroid, for celiac, BUN, Creatinine, and more, more, more. I feel like a pin cushion. So far I have nothing except a slightly elevated cholesterol level and an elevated prolactin level, which is blocking my body from producing estrogen. So it’s like I’m in temporary early menopause, according to the doctor.
I actually think this might all just be stress related. It’s been a tough few years in our household, and between finances and health issues, we’ve been maxed out. I think my body might be upset with me. (Fight or flight anyone?)
I find out from the doctor next Tuesday if I do indeed have this tumor. I really hope not. My best option will be to live on meds for at least three years to correct it. If that’s the case, I’m going to try and fight to fix this naturally before that commitment, and will of course blog about it along the way.
So for now, I sit, and write, and wait. Tick tock, tick tock.