ottercat, when Martha does pompons, she probably goes all out and doesn't do just one. lol, I won't be making a pompom maker anytime soon. What I'm thinking about making is a couple of empty Deli Cat food containers filled with wet sand. I think they will be effective kettle balls. I'm sure Martha would spruce them up a lot more than I plan to but I'm please with the whole recycling economizing functional idea.
@Panda, there are a couple of good resources. It's easy to do and you get the labs you want. I did it last year when I didn't have insurance, but had a sizable severance pay for the job that disappeared. Also, some of them offer coupon codes that will knock some dollars off the cost, so google for the name of the place +coupon codes. If one decides to order their own test, it's also a good idea to put the results up for a "hack". On this site, or Paleo Hacks, Optimal Health Cave... there's lot of good smart people out there that can help with the interpretation of the various results.
Links to Do It Yourself Labs:
@EM, that is exactly what was going on with me. I'd been put on Synthetic T4, but my liver wasn't processing into T3. TSH test won't show that! When I was put on Cytomel (T3) I got a little better. Later, I dropped the T4 and got even better.