Recently I received a diagnosis. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis. Not surprising considering my Mom has similar thyroid problems, since she was my age. I should have guessed. The symptoms were pretty clear, and if you ever even sort of suspect you might have it, don't sleep for two years. Go get a blood test. In the end, the worst part is that breakfast is sort of forever ruined for me. I have to take a pill every morning, and then I can't eat. For an HOUR after taking it! And no calcium-rich products for 4 hours. Goodbye cold cereal.
Actually I just took it now. So I have an hour before I can eat. And I'm going to post pictures from my recent trip to Northern California.
|First of all, the West Coast has these guys. They are mad lazy and smell bad. Like most things in California.|
|Then there were big trees. I drove through this one. And yes, it is still alive. Childhood dream realized.|
|The whole tree. It costs $5 to drive through this piece. And there's a tacky gift shop that has almost nothing to do with trees.|
|Our view from dinner. Crab House, Pier 39, San Fransisco.|
|Haight-Ashbury. They have a ton of murals there. "Don't gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver & gold."|
|San Fransisco is known for its Chinatown, but I thought Japan town was better. Less scary. And exactly like Japan. They even had an American Version of a Japanese 100 Yen store, except everything was $1.50. Damn exchange rate.|
|Wine-tasting at Ravenswood in Sonoma, CA.|
|Mt. Shasta on the way back.|