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Comment Of The Day: April 28, 2010

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Like a Chrysalis Waiting for Spring, is Kelley’s Dear Thyroid Letter of the day. She was diagnosed with nodules, had a biopsy and is awaiting her results. Due to her depression and mood swings as a result of her nodule (thyroid condition), she lost her boyfriend.

I’m tremendously grateful, as I know Kelley is, for the support, resources and tips. Also… a reminder, an important one, so when you read Kelley’s letter, be sure to read the comments, too.

Today’s comment…

Monica says: April 28, 2010 at 6:36 am

Kelley,

Just like Hypogirl, I am sending you lots of HUGS that you so need right now.

When we are thrown a curve ball, we can either hit it out of the park or strike out. Your boyfriend struck out. You will find someone who will appreciate and accept all of you.

Depression and mood swings will eventually dissipate. As difficult as it seems right now, be patient with yourself, don’t beat yourself up, and keep talking to us.

Thyme For Some Literary Healing: Part VIII continued the theme of psychiatric manifestations of thyroid disorders. In this installation, we discussed how our respective moods affect our loved ones, and how that makes us feel.

A standing ovation to everyone! I mean, wow. Just, wow. I would encourage you to read everyone’s story. Each thyroid patient went there – a place we don’t want to go – for our own reasons. To say that I am proud of everyone would be a gross understatement.

Today’s comment…

Little weirdy says: April 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm

It makes me sad that my children and family have to ride this rollercoaster too and deal with my periods of unwell/depressed/tired/grumpy-ness. It’s not what they signed up for and so I try to keep it to myself and deal with it myself.

When I do explode, it’s rarely verbally, usually in writing so my sister or usually BF will recieve an inbox full of what I call brain vomit -rage writing. When I feel better, I look back and try to figure out if what I ranted about was justified or if i need to apologise for anything I said. And I thank them profusely for being so patient and understanding.

The worst thing for loved ones is that they don’t really understand and don’t know what to do. There needs to be a guide book for them to know how to handle me, I just wish I had the time to write one! (maybe we should work on a proforma that can be filled out and distributed to loved ones:)

I’m learning to handle these times better, if I know that I’m unwell and it is starting to affect the way I think and feel, causing negative/irrational thoughts, I try to push those thoughts out of my mind. Just focus on getting through the day, one day at a time and save any major decision making for when I feel well again.

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