Thankful On Thursday

Good morning! It is a new day and I have a lot to be thankful for.


While I'm certainly not here to get political, today I am thankful for world-class healthcare and the opportunity to choose a doctor I like and respect. I recognize I am among a very small percentage of the global population in this regard, and I don't ever want to take it for granted.

I realized after a visit to my doctor yesterday that I've shared a few things about my health here lately, and I figure it's probably time for an update. (And if you're thinking "Geez, Jenny, enough with the weird details of your personal life that no one actually cares about," you're right and I'm sorry. But also it's my blog and I do what I want.)

Remember when I tried out a gluten-free diet?

Yeah, that's over.

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease about a year and a half ago, and something I read on the Internet recently made me think I could somehow reverse it or stop it if I cut gluten out of my diet. My doctor confirmed for me yesterday that I am, in fact, turning into my mother. She also reminded me not to believe everything I read on the Internet, and that my Hashimoto's can't be cured by not eating gluten. 

I'm convinced that Michael Pollan's food rules are a better guide for healthy eating than any other diet anyway, so my new goal is to follow them as religiously as possible. Who could argue with the idea that cooking and eating food at a table is the best way?

Also, remember when I found out I have scoliosis?

Turns out it's a little bit of arthritis, too.


I did just turn 31.

Guess it's all downhill from here.

The good news is I won't do any further damage to my spine by running a few miles at a time, so I can start running again. The bad news is I can do further damage by running long long distances, so I really should never plan on running a marathon. Good thing I didn't put that one on my bucket list. Ha.

Also, my doctor gave me a tetanus shot. So now I won't get whooping cough. Amen to that.

Like I said, I'm not here to get political, but I am sincerely thankful for the fact that I have access to the kind of healthcare I received yesterday. I know I'm only going to need more of it as I get older.

What are you thankful for today?