Day 8 - Animals
If your health condition was an animal, what would it be?
If I had to choose just one animal, the first one that comes to mind is the SLOTH. One of the things about living with Hashimoto's is that it completely zaps your energy. What used to take me hours to accomplish now takes days. Everything seems to go in slow motion and takes complete concentration. I now live in a world where I have to remind myself daily just to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Hashimoto's also slows down the metabolism. Food just does not digest the way it used to. Making sure to get enough nutrients when you feel full all the time can prove to be somewhat challenging. Nutrient dense foods are a must.
Not only are there physical slow downs, but mental as well. For someone who used to be an avid reader. Having to re-read sentences over again can be frustrating. I've taken to keeping lists of tasks and deadlines, if only I could remember where I put that list.
It is not all that bad. I've switched my night owl ways for morning when my energy is high enough to accomplish all the important daily tasks and most days I can manage that. The monthly calender on the fridge keeps a list of even the simplest of events and the household is managing quite well.
Yes, Hashimoto's is a Sloth!