Six years ago I went through some major health issues and spent the better part of a year traveling back and forth to Cleveland Clinic. I had a tumor and a section of my left lung removed. While all this was going on, I was also diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease. They did a biopsy of my thyroid and was told that there was no cancer, so I didn't think much about it as the lung issue was priority at that time. Other than taking a pill each day to replace the hormones that my thyroid wasn't producing any more, it didn't seem like a big deal. Boy was I wrong! As time went on I developed more and more symptoms related to the Hashi's. Most days I can barely get out of bed. I live with constant pain and exhaustion, brain fog and head aches,weight gain and skin that looks like I'm 90 years old. I feel as though I am "hanging on by a thread".
Since I don't go out much these days and I have no energy, I spend a lot of time scrolling through Pinterest. I search for inspiration and hope each day that I have enough energy to be creative in some small way. The following are some photos of my latest attempt at creativity.
Hanging On By A Thread
Necklace made of gray linen thread crocheted over a string of colorful wool beads.
The thread (Wolverine 20/2) is from Belgium.
The beads I hand felted a few years ago during a visit by my friend Odile Gova or Woolly Fabulous, as she goes by in the art world.
I'm very pleased with the end result and so excited that my spark for creating is returning little by little.
I hope to share more of my creative journey with you as I adapt to living with Hashi's.
Thanks for listening and best wishes as you battle your own struggles in life.
Keep hanging on!