Nut Storm Surrealist painting by Maryse Gauthier 06-2019

Nut storm

I got a good reminder to never take anything for granted.

I was distabilized after receiving the paramount good news.


This month was the best news I could get from my endocrinologist.

After 2 years of diligently following a diet without gluten, dairy and soy prescribed by my endocrinologist, I finally got my blood tests back to normal.

The plan worked and I was ecstatic. Through those two years, I felt my health, energy and capacities improve and now this was the ultimate prize. No one else but me could feel the intensity of pride and feeling of accomplishment for this.

The next day, I crashed and felt as I had done nothing. My head spun in the confusion of the exhaustion I felt. The trip necessary to visit my endocrinologist must have been harder on me than I thought; three hours to go and three hours back plus the grocery shopping in between for the restaurant.

I realized there might still be limits to my capacities despite being back to normal in my blood tests. It took a week to get back up and I vowed to stay deligent to my diet but also to having enough sleep every night.

I might not be invincible as before Hashimoto but I know how to tame it.

Who knows how far I can still improve...

Let me know what this painting evokes for you in the comments!

Nut Storm Surrealist painting by Maryse Gauthier 06-2019

Nut Storm Surrealist painting by Maryse Gauthier 06-2019

Maryse Gauthier

Maryse started painting in February 2017 at a Paint Nite event to overcome her fear of painting. After going to two other Paint Nite events and free of her fear of painting, she decided to start doing here own painting projects. She knew that she could now express visually all those images that filled her mind and create freely. She is mostly inspired to create surrealist paintings and is always working to improve her skills. A majority of her creations stem from a combination of her weekly psychoanalysis therapy work, past hallucinations, feelings inexpressible in words but also any current experiences inciting reflections and growth. About Maryse

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