Thyroid Anxiety Identified Thanks To My Thyamily
Dear Other People’s Thyroids,
I want to thank you. Why?, you may ask? Well, through reading some of your letters and comments I realized something that I did not realize before: I do seem to have a little anxiety issue. I always thought, well that is not me. Glad I do not have that symptom. But, through your honesty and openness and my, reflection, I, realized that I do. I am so grateful to know this because now I can deal with it in hopefully healthy ways. I want to take care of me, but I do not want to let my thyroid dominate me, so I miss out on fun. I want to be able to go and visit family and friends and take shopping trips without the dread and fear. And then the disappointment of missing out;, I want to take my daughter to visit her cousins more so they can build lasting, relationships. I need to step out of my comfort zone and be okay with it.
In my own little community I feel safe and happy. Everything I need to do is five to ten minutes away from me. But you see I live on an island that requires a ride on the ferry to the mainland where all my loved ones live. And instead of dreading going to see them and spend the night with them, I so want to be at peace with it. I want to stop stressing about it and l want learn to go with the flow. That has never been easy for me.
So, I thank you for helping bring this issue to my attention. I am going to TRY to work on this. It may not be easy for me. But I have got to give, this a go. My love to all, you, thyroids out there!
And, see, just see what community does!
(Bio) My name is Amy. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I am 27 years old. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s a year and a half ago and insulin resistance three months ago. I live happily in the San Juan Islands, WA as a stay at home mom.