I have not had have my own thread. Try this if I have missed your thread.
I can’t tell if anything is going on in any thread that I should see without looking at all threads. I get spread out thin at times. And my responses can be fast short some times. I can’t always remember the flow of the thread and do not always scan back for context. I do what I can. It is sometimes exhausting working so many case threads.
Doing the above is unfair to the other strong contributors here. I do not know how to follow threads without then dominating.
I try to get guys started, but after a thread racks up a large number of replies, I will let it go on its own. Good application of the 80:20 rule.
So what is on my mind lately? All I can see is thyroid problems. It must look ridiculous. I had read that iodine deficiencies were wide spread, but I never knew it would turn into this. If it were not for my own direct experience, I would probably not be so concerned. This is not a direction that I wanted things to go. Others here were leading the way on thyroid issues, it took me a long time to catch on. I certainly do not have the depth that others have in this subject. When it comes to thyroid diseases and auto immune markers, I do not know ying from yang. If someone will create material on deeper thyroid issues, with links to external sources, I would be glad to see that in the thyroid basics sticky as deeper subject matter.
For those who do not know: I am an old Mechanical Engineer - who started to take an interest in health issues in the 1970’s. I suspected low testosterone for a few years and when I connected with my first and only TRT doc, he said that I knew a more than most doctors. Later he said the same thing much more forcefully. Doc learned a lot from me, his lab rat. And learned a lot as printed words became reality for me.
My dad led the way on nutritional issues and LEF magazine. He is 96, drives every day, buys food and cooks. He is a great cook! He has a social life and a GF. And he will tell you what he thinks he is doing that is keeping him going. He does not take any medications. He saw a doc a few years ago about a problem and became very pissed off at the doc and solved the irregular heart beat with vitamin K. He will bend your ear with organic chemistry.
As an engineer I did a lot of failure analysis and problem solving. So what I do here is partly explained by that.
I was inactive here for a while. I used to get upset telling every new guy to read the stickies and having to explain a lot of things. So now we have the advice for new guys sticky. And getting tired repeating thyroid issues, we have the thyroid basics sticky.
So this is all here on the WWW. Many of you would like to know me to pick my brains. But oddly enough, I do not know a single guy in real life who cares about of the issues that we discuss here. These forums are very selective. I have helped four women in real life.
Doing all of this makes me very clinical. I can walk up to a women I have just met and talk to her about progesterone, breast pain, PMS etc. You learn to set taboos aside. A bit leap for me in terms of that my basic character type used to be.
I will not discuss cases here, but you can direct me to those from here if needed. Anything else is fair game.