I was very excited to do our first giveaway for FODMAP Life and everything looks great. The “WIN!” tab on our Facebook page, the artwork, the products, Heather’s Tummy Teas are wonderful and have a great story. The only problem is that I sent out two emails to our amazing list of email subscribers and there were a couple typos I did not see (even though I re-read the email as I always do) and plus, a link did not work. This is all due to my Hashimoto’s today. I have good days and bad days, a few good hours and a few dreary hours.
If you have Hashimoto’s, then you know what it’s like to feel dizzy, sometimes sick to your stomach, have trouble focusing, remembering things and sleeping. Click here if you are curious about the symptoms. It’s no fun to have anything hold you back from being your best or slowing you down. I don’t deal well with “just accepting” that at all. It’s interesting my little email hiccup happened today because I was on the phone just hours before with my friend who is a professor at Keene State and also completed a fellowship with Harvard University School of Public Health. She’s on her second pregnancy, and it’s the second time now she is living through gestational diabetes. She’s also having problems with her liver, which if left untreated could be toxic to her and the baby. She told me she and her husband decided to stay low for a bit and buy a house, and that she would put some of her career aspirations aside to take care of her health. She was giving herself a shot while we chatted. We both agreed we were strong women and would get through our health problems, and we are lucky for the people who support and love us.
So for any of you reading this, who have been my loyal email subscribers, thanks for understanding, supporting me and being a part of our community. I have been through the ringer over the last couple years with IBS, two back surgeries, a cycling accident and Hashimoto’s – but the community we have all built together drives me everyday to provide information and advice that will help you. You all mean the world to me!
Side note- For those of you who do not know, if you see me using gluten-free products or mentioning them it’s because I cannot have any gluten, due to that ol’ Hashimoto’s. For those following the Low-FODMAP diet don’t get “wheat-free” and “gluten-free” confused. Learn more here.
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