My Sexy Little Beast of a Burden
I’d love to know where you being hyper ends, and the actual stress begins. Where the overmedication ends and the legitimate weight gain begins (or conversely, where the undermedication ends and the legitimate weight loss begins). Where the eye symptoms you bring along end, and the strain due to too many hours at a computer end begins…and so on, and so on.
Your influence over just about everything a 30-year old gal wants to keep in check (weight, energy, fertility, hair, stress and anger levels) really drives me nuts some days. And I know I don’t have it that bad. Blood tests tell me you’re only a little off-kilter. My doctors are all interested in getting me healthy and happy, and in working with me to determine the best course of treatment. My husband and parents are understanding that until you’re back in line, our plans to start a family are on hold and I’m bound to be “irrational” now and then.
In the whole realm of bad thyroids, I’ve got it good.
So should I thank you for that?, Because I don’t really feel like it. I’d love to stop second-guessing myself, my thoughts and my body. I’d like to go back to not having to wonder if I’m stressed, or tired, or angry, or if it’s you coming through. Hopefully, someday soon, you’ll let me.
Bio: I’m a computer engineer thankful for the internet and the information it provides. I’m 30 years old with a loving husband and a wonderful puppy. My hyperthyroid/Graves’ Disease was diagnosed in November 2008, and I’m patiently trying different drugs and different dosages until a magical combination kicks in.
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