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  • Jogging Thoughts: What Could Have Been With Medicine

    Jogging Thoughts: What Could Have Been With Medicine

    Sometimes I wonder what kind of teacher I could have been had I been properly medicated for my thyroid issue. I don’t think I would have exactly been Jaime Escalante, but still. I think I could have been a lot more fun… or perhaps a lot less secretly miserable.

  • Exercising with Hypothyroidism: My Reality is Not My “Excuse”

    Exercising with Hypothyroidism: My Reality is Not My “Excuse”

    “Tired? Aren’t you jazzed and energized from all that dancing?” she asked, since she’d seen me clumsily bouncing and spinning in a tired circle through the front window. “Exercise always gets me going!” I laughed in reply; I have had this conversation more times and with more people than I can count.

  • Want v. Need: Staring Mortality in the Face

    Want v. Need: Staring Mortality in the Face

    At some point, I need to admit to myself that what I like to do and what I need to do to take care of myself are on polar ends of the health spectrum. Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his […]

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