I have always said that winter is my favourite season. When summer comes, bringing heat and humidity, I wonder what it would be like to be the White Witch and always have winter with me. But last winter I encountered a problem as thyroid disease doesn’t like the winter at all. It’s nearly winter in Tokyo and instead of looking forward to the cold, bright days, I have begun to dread the decline in my health. I already need to sleep more and my joints ache.
I have been told that in some countries they increase thyroid medication over the winter to cope with the natural seasonal decline but they don’t appear to do that in Japan. Well, they didn’t do it last year. Maybe they will surprise me when I go to the hospital tomorrow.