About Me and My Hashimoto’s

Me and my precious daughter in Hawaii.
On Diamondhead Volcano with my College Son and Married Son
On Diamondhead Volcano with my College Son and Married Son
My very patient Sweetheart and I.
My very patient Sweetheart and I.

My name is Johanna “Jo” Clements Cook.  I have been navigating God’s Beautiful world for 48 years and have two grown sons and a teenage daughter that I hope to survive.  My husband is a computer geek, thank goodness, because I am not the most tech savvy writer.  I love reading at Barnes and Noble, drinking cool flavored teas, and studying about new cultures and ways to help myself and others like me feel better.

As the oldest of three children I was always making up stories to entertain the younger siblings and keep Mom from pulling out her hair and eventually won a Young Authors award and edited my high school news paper.  I went on to college at the University of North Texas for Journalism and then promptly chose to stay home with my 3 kids for most of the rest of my life.  Since I always feel like I should be writing something, I decided to share some of what I have learned about Hashimoto’s disease and our hormones.

I have found that some Hashi’s sufferers are able to pinpoint the exact moment when their disease surfaced.  I am not one of them.  I do know, that I have dealt with hormonal and emotional issues throughout my life since puberty that when I look back could have been related to my thyroid.  I have struggled with my weight as well and have found ways, some healthy and others not so healthy, with which to stay at a desirable weight.  I’ll be happy to share the healthy ones that worked for me with you all, along with the other helpful hints that I have and continue to come across in my search for Hashi’s wholeness.  Join me.

Jo

*I am not a doctor.  No information on this site is meant to take the place of professional medical care.*