January 6, 2021

Христос Рождається’ Khrystos Rozhdayetsia – Merry Christmas Christ is born.

Wishing all my readers a Very Happy New Year.  Today is Ukrainian Christmas Eve.  Orthodox Christmas Eve is Jan. 6, with Christmas Day following on Jan. 7. The difference in date is down to the Orthodox Church continuing to use the Julian calendar, which predates the Gregorian Calendar used in the West.  The Ukrainian song “Shchedryk” became the basis for the world-famous Christmas carol, “Carol of the Bells”. 

I have discovered a new Swedish author, Arnaldur Indridason. Since we are restricted as to where we can go and what we can do I have read four of his books since New Years Day. One has to do what one can to drive the boredom away. Another Swedish author whose books I quite enjoy is Torquil MacLeod.

After a bad experience with a holistic doctor, I stayed away from them. After being plagued with thyroid issues since the fall I decided to do some research and came across Dr. Sten Ekberg. His explanation of TSH numbers was an eye-opener for me. According to Dr. Ekberg, the optimum TSH numbers range from .05 to 1.8. After much experimenting with doses of Synthroid, my optimum number is .01. However, my family doctor feels this number is a danger to me. Quite frankly I would rather give up a year or two of life in order to feel good for as long as possible. Lying in bed all day and sleeping for 18 hours a day is no way to live. I have included Dr. Ekberg’s lecture on optimum TSH numbers. According to YouTube, this video can be shared so I hope I am not ignoring copyright laws.

I would love to hear from any of my readers who are also experiencing difficulty in achieving a TSH number that is the optimum number they need to function normally.  

As of today, Manitoba has 13 new cases of COVID 19. Another 10 Manitobans have died. Our provincial government is extending the provincial wide state of emergency for another 30 days. Please everyone TAKE CARE and KEEP SAFE.

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