Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Home Again

I ate very little today, slept quite a bit, forgot to unpack my suitcase, made a necessary trip to the supermarket and tried to workout but quit after a two-mile walk.

Obviously, I need a recovery day to recover from my recovery day.

I'm tired. For weeks, my husband has been urging me to get my thyroid checked so, earlier today, I ordered an at-home test from Amazon. Normally, I would attribute fatigue and mild crankiness to stress but stress doesn't explain my oddly low body temperature. At times it dips below 96. That's close to hypothermia!

I also have low blood pressure. The other day it was 94 over 60. I know I can be a shock comic but I'd hate to be a comic who goes into shock.

I sure hope it's a thyroid problem. If, for no other reason, I'd have an excuse for my ever expanding ass. But, mostly because, I don't feel like going through a battery of tests to find out if there's anything wrong with me.

In the meantime, I'll just keep a sweater handy, try not to stand up too fast and take lots of naps.

Oh dear Lord, I've become a senior citizen. No wonder I love playing the nickel slots!


JP said...

I went to school with a girl (Who I still have a crush on, but have not seen her since 1984, but I digress) who was always at 96-97. The only time she was at 98.6 was when sick and running a fever.
Little thing. 5ft or so.
My oldest Sis (one year younger than my 43) is only 4'11". She too runs a bit low, around 98 though.

My Grannie killed em on the nickle slots when she was alive.
And she was all of 4'5".

I come from a long line of short people(~_^)

Traci Skene said...

My temp has always been 97.5 but it's only been in the last year or so that it drops to as low as 95.4. Same thing with my blood pressure. Normally, it's 110 over 70 but now it can take a nosedive. I have to be careful when I have surgery because I have a tendency to go into shock.

I'm probably just in some sort of pre-menopausal stage but I still think it's worth checking out.

JP said...

Better safe than sorry.