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“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Telling the Truth Tuesday - I'm back!!

Hello dear blogging buddies,

I just returned from a trip back East to Washington DC and Baltimore, MD. I began taking thyroid meds before I left and just a few short days later, I was feeling much better. I am still a bit concerned about the A-fib issue, but hoping it was actually the wonky thyroid causing that problem. We'll see...
In the meantime, I am so ready to get back to my daily routine, my normal food consumption, and my writing. Vacations are great, but it's also so nice to come home. I will have some cool photos to post as soon as I catch up with mail and bills and grocery shopping and laundry and.... you get the idea.
I will catch up with all of you over the next few days.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Karen! Welcome back. Yeah, it's always good to get home. Hope you had a good time in DC. Sorry if your last few days were soggy and rainy.

Anonymous said...

Good to have you back Karen,
I wouldn't have read this had I had not clicked on your blog. I'm not getting blogs coming through to comment on.


Paul Anthony Shortt said...

Welcome home! Glad you're feeling better.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hi Karen! Welcome back. Good to hear the medicine is starting to balance you out.

L.G. Smith said...

Ah, I love that feeling of the clouds parting in my brain when my thyroid dosage gets corrected. :)

Glad you're back! Vacations are great, but I, too, like coming home and getting back into my routine.

Karen Walker said...

Hey Alex, we had pretty good weather, except for some spotty rain here and there.
Yvonne, you have had more bloggy glitches than anyone I know - I'm so sorry
Paul, thanks so much
Diane, yeah, me, too. Thanks.
L.G. you mean I can blame a foggy brain on my thyroid? Wow, that's cool!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed yourself at my old stomping grounds. (And ate some good seafood while you were there, too!)

I'm glad to hear the meds are doing their trick.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen - so pleased the holiday/break was a good one .. and that the meds are kicking in and working = that must be a relief.

Ghastly thought coming back to the norms of life - still it's good to be grounded too ..

See you soon .. cheers Hilary

Claudia Moser said...

Welcome back and take it easy!

Robin said...

Having your thyroid be out of whack is no fun. I don't know if yours is hypo or hyper, but either way is terrible. Either super tired or so antsy you can't sit still is no way to live. Glad you are balanced out again:)

Karen Walker said...

Susan, yes, we had some great seafood, among other things.
Hilary, being on vacation is wonderful. If only we could figure out a way to keep that mindset back in the real world.
Claudia, thanks
Robin, I had no idea something could affect you so much. Not sure I'm balanced yet, but I am feeling better emotionally. Thanks

Julie Flanders said...

Glad to see you're feeling better. Welcome back! :)

LD Masterson said...

Welcome back. Glad things are looking up.

Manzanita said...

Good to see your beautiful face again, all refreshed and rar'n to go.
A whacky thyroid can lead to no energy. Mine is out of whack too but it seems like a common ailment as one gets older if you do not live by the sea.

Jack said...

Welcome back! It is good to hear you are feeling better!

Arlee Bird said...

Nothing like some good travel to provide a refresher. Glad to hear things are better.

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