It's been like gathering pieces of a puzzle without quite knowing the picture...or even the number of pieces.
My hormone numbers continue to look good with the intervention of bioidentical progesterone, low dose naltrexone was added to temper the hormonal mood swings and boost endorphins (best. thing. ever).
All these steps and tests. Thyroid panel came back slightly off, but too close to normal for medicinal intervention.
I'm waiting on glucose/insulin resistance test results, and hoping if there is a problem, it's easily remedied with intervention.
In the meantime, I've started another journey. Three weeks ago, I began a ketogenic diet with the blessing of my doctor and the support of a nutrition coach.
The progress has been painstakingly slow....because three weeks...shouldn't I be done by now?!?! Such impatience. Much frustration.
Still, the scale has been creeping down. And tonight I'm sitting just a few pounds above where I started before we lost our Sweet Baby.
Over the last couple years, the layers of grief have enveloped me, and now, slowly slowly, I'm peeling them away.
Looking forward more days than I look backwards. Dreaming new and different dreams again.
A few pounds from here isn't my final milestone, but I'd wager it will be one of the most bittersweet.