You may remember awhile back I wrote a post called “I’m Looking For Answers And Why I’m Now Gluten Free“. I was frustrated that we have now had three miscarriages and I just knew something was not right with my body. I had three ideas of what might be going on and I preemptively decided to go gluten-free since that was helpful in any of the instances.
Since that post I went to see a doctor and got some lab work done. I had a full thyroid panel, vitamin d, and progesterone levels checked. The only thing I didn’t get done was the MTHFR gene mutation lab since my dr. felt that was a long shot.
The next day my phone rang. The nurses voice spoke very clearly on the other end. “We got your labs back. You have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.”
And there was my answer.
All of a sudden so much made sense; My extreme fatigue, the headaches, the foggy brain, my shortened cycles and difficulty getting and staying pregnant. Everything.
What is Hashimoto’s?
According to mayoclinic.org
Hashimoto’s disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid, a small gland at the base of your neck below your Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland is part of your endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate many of your body’s activities.
The resulting inflammation from Hashimoto’s disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).
My doctor prescribed Levothyroxine (a synthetic hormone replacement) and selenium (to help my body absorb the Levothyroxine). I was able to talk with her and get switched to Armour which is a natural form of hormone replacement (from dessicated pig thyroid I believe).
Upon this news, I also went full on research crazy. I researched herbs, essential oils, supplements, food (to eat and not to eat) and anything else that could possibly heal me from this disease.
I am not interested in just treating symptoms. I am interested in finding and treating the cause.
And you know what? Yesterday was a miserable, miserable day. I felt TERRIBLE. Despite everything I was doing I could feel myself getting worse…rapidly. I felt hopeless. And that’s when God said to me:
Sarah! What are you doing? You have focused all your efforts on healing yourself. But your job is not to heal – that’s MY job. I want to heal you, but you have to give up control. CONTROL!
But it’s scary.
And a while ago I wrote about a stirring in my life. God is doing big things. And it’s starting. And there’s a story building.
And FREEDOM is coming.
Friends, the thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but God sent Jesus so that we could have life, and have it ABUNDANTLY! (John 10:10)
And now I am on this journey to healing. It has already begun. And NOTHING is going to hold me back from this abundant life set before me.
And I know this all sounds cryptic. And I know I’ve started nearly every sentence with the word ‘and’. But will you stick with me for this journey? I’m going to warn you now that it’s a wild ride. I promise to explain more in future posts.
But do you believe that God still heals today?
If you do, then you’ve come to the right place because I KNOW that God is still in the business of healing and I KNOW that is His plan for me. How do I know this? Because I have already been supernaturally healed of a disease once (read it here). And I seriously doubt that God would heal me of one thing just so I can be afflicted for the rest of my life with something else. Nope. I don’t buy it.
So, dear friends, I know you may think I’ve gone crazy. I know you may think I’m in denial. I know you may think that maybe the Hashi’s has gone to my brain. And that’s OK with me. 🙂