Greetings my fellow pussy eating (black) lesbians.
I know it’s been a minute since I last blogged. I said I was going to retire from blogging after coming to the conclusion that my 30s would be the boring decade. However, my life has taken a few turns and I now have some things to blog about…
In January I was told I have Hashimoto’s, which is an autoimmune disease in which the body (the immune system) begins attacking the thyroid. Nobody knows what causes this disease. They know it runs in families (my mother has Graves disease), but they don’t know exactly what causes it. Some say it starts with the gut, which might make sense because I used to suffer from acid reflux as well.
From what I was told my thyroid is still intact and it is still producing hormones. However, I have had to drastically change my diet. I can’t have dairy, sweets, processed foods, food containing gluten, soy, and a whole list of fruits and veggies. Whenever possible I’m supposed to eat organic. I incorporate lean organic meats into my diet as well as coconut milk and avocados. Keep in mind the thyroid controls your metabolism amongst other things.
As a result of this diet/lifestyle change my body has morphed into nothing but muscle and a 30 pound weight loss (keep in mind I was never a big woman to begin with).
The good news is the lifestyle change appears to be working from what my doctor tells me. The bad news is I likely won’t ever carry my own children as there is an increased risk of birth defects with thyroid disease. The thyroid is an important organ for childbirth. It’s possible for me to have children. However, there is a greater risk in my situation and I’m not sure I want to take that risk through natural childbirth. I would rather be childless than have a child with birth defects. Perhaps I will hire a surrogate or have IVF. I still have options.
Heartbroken? Of course. I was devastated for two days after getting the news, but then I thought to myself the idea of carrying children has never been appealing to me. I always hoped my wife would one day carry our children.
In terms of my personal life, I’m still single. I’ve made peace with it. In fact, it’s been the furthest thing from my mind because my health and getting ME right has been number one for me this year. Yes, I still want to marry and have children. It would be nice if this happened soon….which brings me to my other news…
At the ripe age of 32 (I turn 32 on July 3) I will officially become a homeowner. Yes, your favorite blogger is buying a HOME. I’m so excited.
It is a tri-level townhouse. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The exterior is brick in the front with vinyl siding in the back with a raised deck.
The first level of the townhouse has a 1 bedroom/1 bath room. The second level has a dinning room, kitchen, living room and a half bath. The third level has two bedrooms (one being my master suite) and each has its own private full size bathroom. The third level also has a laundry room and an attic.
This townhouse is my birthday gift to myself. I close on my townhouse on July 14. I couldn’t be happier right now.
Despite everything I’ve been through in my life (you’ve seen some of it on this blog) I think everything has turned out alright for me. Now if only I could meet wifey…