Today I wanted to share with you some news that I have been keeping quiet for a little while. As you all know I have been struggling with hypothyroidism for almost 10 years now and this past year I have really had to go within and dig deep in order to allow my body to heal. It’s been a struggle at times having to look within on an emotional, mental and physical level and lean into the uncomfortable.
Like many of you when I was diagnosed, I was told I would be on medication for life and that It was just something I had to learn to live with. I initially believed this without question and very quickly took on the new label of the sick person with the belief that my body was failing me and subsequently I blamed everything on my thyroid, meanwhile continuing to push my body to keep up with life. I spent years trying to manage my condition whilst searching for that someone who had actually healed their condition. I wanted to find someone who had been sick like me or who had struggled for many years just like I had. What I was actually looking for was HOPE and back then I didn’t find it, so I settled.
That was until 2018 when I was offered the hope I had been looking for, you see I found that one person I had been yearning to find. That someone who had healed herself after many years of living with hashimotos, she was in fact my doctor. It’s been a year of soul searching, discarding old self limiting beliefs and learning to listen to my body and my intuition again.
Today I am finally able to say that I am now medication free, that’s right no more thyroid medication, none whatsoever! I feel liberated, free and empowered as a result. I have kept this little victory to myself for awhile as I wanted to be sure my body was ready. It’s been quite stressful here recently and I wanted to be sure that I was able to handle it all without it impacting on my health too much. I do believe though that it has all been sent to test me. Where I may well have crumbled under the strain before, today I am still standing even if I am a little wobbly!
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”Nelson Mandela
This is by no means the end of my journey in fact it’s only just begun. I am looking forward to what the next 12 months have in store for me but for now my focus is on today and today I have greater health, happiness and inner peace and for that I will forever be grateful.
If you take away one thing from reading my story let it be this, you can heal, you really can. Your body loves you, it’s not attacking itself, it’s really not. Healing is not to be found in a bottle, it will be found when you begin to reconnect with yourself and with mother nature. Lean in, quieten your mind and listen to it, feel it, really feel it and let it all come flowing out, every last bit. It’s time to set yourself free.
I see you, I hear you and I believe in you.
Heal the Soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow.”Zhi gang sha