Friday, January 30, 2009

And the diagnosis is...PART 2

OMG - I totally forgot one of my most important symptoms - and you are just going to DIE when I tell you what it is. OK, ready for it?!


How fitting that I forgot to put that in my list of symptoms. HA HA HA! Well, this is one of the ones that triggered my self-diagnosis because my boyfriend can't believe how bad my memory is recently. Like, the other night, he fed the dog and then went to the gym. 30 minutes later I could not remember if he fed her, so I put the food in the bowl, stood there for a second thinking about if he fed her or not, then put the food back in the food bag. When he came back from the gym, I told him about it and he could not believe it!!

So, point of the story - I am forgetful in my life right now, which is a first, and that, among other symptoms, is why I think I have a lazy thyroid.

XO and much love,

And the diagnosis is...

OK, so one thing that I have learned by having so much free time (besides the art of applying for jobs) is that I have mastered the skills of a hypochondriac. While I waited for people to post new jobs on Craigslist the other day, I started looking up reasons for why I am SO sleepy during the day (even after 8 hours of sleep - the recommended dosage!!).

Here are my symptoms: Extreme fatigue + sensitivity to cold (which, if you know me, you know that I am ALWAYS cold) + difficulty losing weight (who doesn't need to loose another 5 lbs.?! Except for maybe the girls on the new 90210) + depression (this could be because I am unemployed, but go with me here) = HYPOTHYROIDISM.

So, after some research on and Wikipedia (which I know is not an academic source, but whatevs) I have diagnosed myself with Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism, for those of you who have no free time like me to puruse medical journals, is "a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain important hormones". So, basically, I have a lazy thyroid.

After a phone call to my Dad and Aunt that confirmed that this runs in my family, I am certain this will finally explain why I am always freezing and why naps are so important for my over-all health. So, until I have a job which means that I have insurance to get a blood test and my diagnosis, this is my disease that I am embracing. And, I think it sounds kind of cool - "Hi, I'm Kelsey and my thyroid is lazy." What a convo starter!!!

Anyways...everyone in my house right now is napping - Elle the cat and Delilah the dog. But not lazy thyroid and I are working hard at finding a job! I will let you know how that goes...

XO and much love,

Being unemployed is boring...

Whoever refers to it as "FUNemployment" must have a ton of money and no need to work, because it is not that "fun" to me. So, I have decided to start blogging as part of my journey in unemployment. In all honesty, I am running out of things to do that are free, and it has lead me to this. Being unemployed would be great if I had a ton of disposable income and could go shopping all day and be a "lady who lunches." But I don't, so I can't.

So, instead, I am taking to the "blogosphere" and publishing my thoughts for anyone and everyone to see. I hope you all enjoy what you read - hopefully it can be entertaining for some - but if nothing else it can be an outlet for me to say what I think and pass some time before I check Craigslist, Monster and Careerbuilder for new job postings. Or until I check my celebrity blogs that I read because I find it more entertaining than reading the news...

XO and much love,