I got the full report back from my blood test yesterday, and I do not have either thyroid problems or arthritis. I still wonder what's up with the occasional pain in my joints, but since it is not bad I won't worry about it.
Apparently I have somewhat high cholesterol levels, so I need to work on that. I know everybody says this all the time and it's just boring old empty words, but I need to change things. I eat fairly well -- occasional trips to potato chip land or fried food town, but I spend more time eating baked chicken and steamed broccoli. My main problem is that I don't get any real exercise, and now would be a fine time to change that, when my medical difficulties are still no big deal.
Also, oddly, I have a Vitamin D deficiency! I live in the Sunshine State, for heaven's sake. The doctor actually wrote me a prescription, saying the over the counter Vitamin D wouldn't be strong enough for me. Apparently Vitamin D deficiency is becoming a more and more widespread problem because of people wearing sunscreen, which blocks Vitamin D absorption.
Internet research has not convinced me that I have roseacea, but I am giving the cream a chance to work, and I'm hopeful that the Biotin will help my hair loss, as I am currently a hideous mess.
No, really! A HIDEOUS MESS.