Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I am doing fine coffee-free!

I has been a while now being coffee-free. I felt like a grown up drinking (decaf) coffee all day and night, doctoring it up, stopping at coffee shops, fun stuff. I notice that I feel better not drinking coffee...so it is water and Bengal Spice tea with almond milk for me. HAPPY INNARDS!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

New friend

I seldom get a comment here on this blog, but I write here any way. I do it for me. This week I got an e-mail from someone who read my blog and wanted to connect. At times the power of the Internet is staggering to me. Having Hashimoto's disease can be lonely at times (misunderstood disease), so it will be nice to have someone to correspond with who understands.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

humidity wreaks havoc

Now that I know I have Hashimoto's disease I am noticing that the humidity is not helpful with this condition...lots of anxious moments and tears...not fun to be around, but oh well...I am getting used to the no coffee and I know it was the right thing to do...my Bengal Spice tea with almond milk is delicious, so where's the down side...feel better and am focusing on a drink that so far settles nicely in my insides.

Off to NYC tomorrow to see all of my sons perform in BARRY BAND at Kenny's Castaways! If you area stop by...8 pm. FREE DRINKS, NO COVER!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

no more coffee...boohoo

When I was told I had Hashimoto's disease and started to read up on it, I thought giving up tea and caffeine meant decaf coffee was okay so I have been drinking decaf coffee ever since. Well, I recently read that coffee( due to the acid) is not good, especially if you suffer from gut inflammation, which I definitely do...so I am back to Bengal Spice tea with almond milk...a version of chai tea that I love so it isn't all bad. What I have learned the most is that I have to be willing to give up and give up and give up in order to feel better and be healthier with this crazy disease that I have. I always remind myself that it could be worse. I am glad I know what I have and can eliminate substances and go on with my life...a life that is pretty darn great!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Met another Hashimoto person today!

I went for bloodwork today and was asked if ate. I said I hadn't and then was asked if I had caffeine, to which I said, "Oh no, I have Hashimoto's disease and don't have caffeine." I was greeted with, "I have Hashimoto's too!" Well...the discussion was obviously pleasing to both of us...when you meet someone who understands, it is priceless.

Our meeting was meant to be...