Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I was supposed to live to be 102 and be shot by a jealous wife

bookplate at vintage inclination
I am taking a little blog break this week to

1. celebrate a very big birthday (yes, I said very)

(although my memory is mostly still intact because just yesterday I was reminiscing about another birthday morning when I put on my red striped Jackson Arts & Craft Camp t-shirt, a pair of denim overalls with white socks and looked at my recently permed reflection, yes a Toni home job, and solemnly wished that I would look like that forever ... )

2. gather information about this "grave" thyroid prognosis I have just been given

(which started when an eye doctor while looking at my eyelids asked "do you have a rash on your shin" - I do - and yes, I said eye doctor and yes I said shin - the auto immune system is a tricky thing folks - when she asked me such random correctness I actually felt my teeth chatter - I thought she was about to rip off her face and confess herself an alien - it was the same feeling I had when riding in the car with my father many years ago listening to the radio and he said "what year is this?" - I thought he had lost his mind on the way to the mall - and I stammered "...uh, 1986" and he said, "It is?! I thought this song was older." - which is totally unconnected, but a totally scary moment, and again this is the birthday season of reminiscing folks)

I am pulling this week's giveaway and will bring it back when I have the time to give it a proper promotion (and yes, this involves t-shirts and balloons and the Miss America pageant hand-wave).

There is a LUCKY new moon this Sunday (I know you are thinking, not another new moon), but trust me this one is a goodie - you must be starting something new now - you must - this is the time - I will post more on this later.

15 comments:

KJ said...

I plan to live to be at least 120. I used to say I was going to live to be 120, but I rethought that and added the "at least."

Happy Birthday.

I hope the prognosis is well within the plans you have made and the abilities you possess.

Catherine Ivins said...

thanks Kathy - and the "at least" sounds like a good idea

Viktoria said...

enjoy celebrating the very big birthday
all best for you!
I gather also thyroid infos like you right now ,
My homeopath told me it is a pervasive problem in our hectic world.

Catherine Ivins said...

thanks Viktoria- I just went back to accupuncture today- everything else is too overwheliming at the moment ... also eliminated all soy products and working on gut health- stress is definite factor- if I find any good info that isn't easily googleable will send it on to you

lynn bowes said...

VERY big??? I suppose you're turning, what, 30? And I mean that in the nicest way possible and not growled through clenched teeth.

Happy happy birthday, February Baby, and good luck with the thyroid thing. Keep us/me posted.

xox :: lynn

Catherine Ivins said...

uh, no not 30 Lynn - I do vaguely remember turning 30 though ... I think

M.M.E. said...

Yay for Aquarian birthdays! I have the thyroid disorder too. All the women on my mother's side have already burnt out their thyroids (including my 19-year-old cousin). Woohoo for not being able to regulate body temperature! I can tell you that the last doctor I went to said some thyroid disorders are caused by a gluten intolerance.

Cait Throop said...

Ohhhhh happy birthday even with all that going on! I plan to live to be 130 which means I am still middle aged. ha! We have been eliminating wheat (after listening to a lecture on wheat and how it has been changed since the 60s) as well as all grains for now. Mostly eating veggies and our own home raised chicken. Can't say I've seen any difference yet but I think it will help with inflammation...Hopefully things will turn out fine for you!!

Catherine Ivins said...

thanks Megan (happy birthday back) and Cait - yes, runs in family- especially prone are Irish women, all the women in my family have hyperactive thyroids which eventually resulted in hypo-active thyroids - at the moment I am mostly dealing with other effects of Graves- with my eyes and swallowing/cough plus this never ending leg rash - separately I can live with any of them, well except for my eyes, but together they are something I really need to figure out ...

stregata said...

Happy Birthday, Cat. Wishing you all the best and hope you find some relief from the multiples ailing you.

Monique said...

Happy Birthday Cat! I hope you eat plenty of delicious cake.

Catherine Ivins said...

Thank you Renate and Monique - it is all good and yes, I have eaten all the cake! xo

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I am so totally working on something new this weekend Cat, the timing couldn't be more perfect! (since you are insisting and all...) I'll be blogging about the whole bit soon... ♥

DancingMooney ♥ said...

p.s. what is this grave thyroid business? I need to catch up on your posts, hope you are well, woman!! ♥

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh Yes, and Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday!!!! :D








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