Saturday, 15 September 2012

Well how things change

So how things change in a short period of time!
From my life being hell bent on climbing my career and losing weight to worrying about my health and no longer wanting the career I thought I did. 
Funny how these things come about.
So now my health is slowly getting back on track, I have had to concentrate so much on my diet and medications to try and get the balance right.
I finally go to see my endo specialist who promptly popped me on thyroid medication and then that sent my heart funny so I have had to adjust to a smaller amount. 
I also find if I am dehydrated, eat gluten or too much sugar my heart will do its ectopic beat.  Add to that if I dont sleep well or if I have too much dairy.  Add to that if I am stressed or popped in stressful situations my heart starts jumping all over the place.
So at the moment my life is all about trial and error and how it will affect me now.
Career wise - I am content with where I am at the moment as ESO to a Clinical Stream and as I know it back to front and is very low stress to me. 
And as I have just worked out what I want to do with life career wise, I need something I can do easily and not have to be over burdened with so I can come home and study! In 2 years time I can change careers and finally be the end of the torment of the past few months. 

If there is any advice I can give you (and this has taken me a long time to learn) is:
Life is too short - in your career do not walk over people to move yourself forward as you are compromising yourself and you will be found wanting eventually as you will no longer have people to blame things on other than yourself.  Really in the big picture when you are on your death bed, will that small promotion for an extra 20k a year really matter? I think not - what will matter is how you have lived, how you have treated your colleagues and friends and how you are viewed in people's eyes.  Your reputation is everything and the last thing I would want is to be known for being someone who would throw my work mate under a bus for extra money.  Stay true to yourself and what is right.

I think my gene of standing up for the underdog and what is right is coming through more and more as I get older.  Cant really contain it anymore!

For a Saturday night, I am going to make my gluten free dinner and then settle in to watch the Lincoln Lawyer - fast becoming my favourite movie.\

May the odds be ever in your favour

Saturday, 4 August 2012


Happy Sunday everyone.

Well I am feeling like I need to do another post as whilst I am on a down mood at the moment, I do feel blessed for everything I have in my life.

I have a darling husband who looks after me, I have a great family, I have fabulous pets who are great therapy, I have wonderful friends, I have a house, a car and overally my life is very happy!

Today I went out to breakfast and enjoyed a lovely cup of coffee, and at the moment, I can smell my lunch being made by my hub bub. 

Tomorrow, I am going to call some Kilo's for a Cause possible charities and get motivated for this cause and put the plan together.  There are lots of wonderful things in the pipeline, and cannot wait to share it with you all.


I have to own this

12WBT Last Finale Photo

I forgot to upload this previously!

Friday, 3 August 2012

If I wasnt me.......

I am not sure I would be coping with my current life.

So in the past 12 months, I have lost my two dogs who were my companions and babies, I have been diagnosed with hashimoto's disease, been to the emergency room 4 times with gall bladder issues and now on the wait list to see a surgeon, I have recently been to emergency 3 times with heart palpitations and ectopic heart beat, had around 8 ECG's, 1 Echocardiogram, had to wear a holster for 24 hours and possibly have Wolffe Parkinson's Wilson Syndrome.  I am awaiting my cardiologist appointment on the 17th for what is the cause!

Thank god for my darling husband, my family, pets and my dear friends Maree, Paula K and Paula L, I think they are the only reasons that are holding me in there.  If I hadnt been bought up tough I am not sure I would be still working in the mental health department, I would probably be a patient of the department.

Will keep you posted on what the cardiologist says on the 17th, fingers crossed for something not serious.

In the mean time I am not exercising much just resting and trying to relax as when I start to exercise or stress my ectopic heart beats kick off again, so wish me luck and send me good thoughts.


Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Why didnt I find this book earlier

I have no idea why I didnt get this book earlier - I quit sugar.

I had the granola for breakfast - OMG soooo delicious.

Today I am making the crunchy nut cheesecake.  Will post a photo later tonight.

And tomorrow for my darling hub bub we are having paleo meat loaf!

So excited.

Happy holidays


Sunday, 29 July 2012

Bloods, Doctors and Tests

Okay I am back from my Doctors and the results are in:
Low Iron
Low Calcium

Quality Mutli Vitamin and back for blood test in 4 weeks

As for my heart palpitations - it is more than likely work stress related as since I have been on leave I have not had them!  So when I go back to work I have to wear a heart holster that will track my heart for 24 hours and see what the cause might be. 

Hashimotos - well it hasnt killed my thyroid yet - it is still functioning okay!  So onward and upward on diet transformation to hashi's friendly!

Happy holidays to me!