Somehow I forgot to blog in November. It was a busy month and I don’t write as much when I’m travelling. I also haven’t been overly well, which is probably the fault of my out of control thyroid hormones. I was at the hospital this week and had the worst set of results in three years. The doctor wasn’t exactly sure what has gone wrong, but one explanation was a consequence of the March earthquake.
When I went to the hospital in June I was given a different brand of medication. It was supposed to be exactly the same thing only made by a German company and not a Japanese one. I couldn’t completely understand what had happened with the old medication but there was some issue with the hospital being able to get their supply after the earthquake and the German supplier stepped in to help.
My doctor told me that some patients had problems with the German brand and that it’s possible that my medication hasn’t been absorbing properly for six months. It would certainly be odd to blame the earthquake on my insomnia or to say, “really it’s not my diet, the earthquake made me fat”. It is just one explanation though. The other ones involve the disease progressing faster than expected, winter badly affecting my hormones, having some sort of viral infection, or my immune system weakening. Horribly, whatever is happening is probably caused by a whole combination of factors. I just wish that when things go wrong they could be corrected faster, but it will be four months before the next set of tests, and it could easily take a year to get back to where I was in June. This could be a long winter.