Just called my mother to see how my son's been doing. The past 2 days he was in a day camp, and apparently he absolutely loved it. I had a feeling he would. So I'm happy. He's going to be in the camp 2 or 3 days a week, and with my mother or father the rest of the week, and should be very good for him.
While on the phone with her, it came out that apparently our family has a history of thyroid problems. What are the usual symptoms?
- Tiredness. Um... yeah.
- Frequent low-grade sicknesses and run down feelings like you're sick. Yeah, yeah, that too.
- Slow metabolism. Yup, been struggling with my weight no matter how little I ate or how much I worked out for a while. (Not to overemphasize this; I'm not exactly fat, but the point is for the amount I eat and the amount of exercise I get I should be really skinny.)
- Frequent low-grade depression. Er, yeah.
Other related things too. But the point is - basically she went down the list of how it usually manifests itself in our family, and I hit it square on every point. Honestly I got a bit broken up for a second. I always figured it was just the way I was, or maybe just the way everyone felt. The whole idea that there might be something wrong with me - and that a simple pill once a day or whatever might fix it - was overwhelming. The idea that the frequent mental, physical, and emotional burn-outs I go through might be preventable, that I might not have to feel this way - it just blows my mind.
I'm going to call the doctor on Monday morning and arrange to be tested.