Comment Of The Day: June 11, 2010
Nodules, Cancer?! Thyroid Robbing Me Of My Family! Christina’s Dear Thyroid Letter, and one you definitely don’t want to miss. Part of what she shared “I was 2 weeks away from the insemination. My husband and I were so excited to meet with the fertility specialist, to go over all the final details….then he saw you. He did an exam and he felt you. He told me you felt enlarged, and I should have an ultrasound just to make sure things were ok before, I got my dream…before we became pregnant with our long awaited first child. Thyroid you are a BASTARD! 6 nodules”
The discussion regarding Christina’s letter was magnificent. Not only did other patients lend support, they shared their stories with us, too. As always resources and information was also provided. This community blows my mind and takes my wig off. You are flawless, and we love you to bits and pieces. Thank you for making today so special!
Comment of the day…
Fuzzy Thyroid Brain says:
June 10, 2010 at 11:12 am
Oh gosh, hang in there Christina!
I know exactly where you’re coming from, albeit I’m coming from a slightly different angle!
I’m 36 and hubby and I didn’t even consider starting a family until 2 or 3 years ago…and even then we didn’t give it much thought. Then when we finally got married 2 years ago (we’ve been together 12 yrs!) I decided that if we were going to do it, we needed to get on with it.
My GP and my Endo both said “Nah uh, no you don’t, not until we get your thyroid under some control”
Doh! I never even really considered that was part of the equation….yes, I know I should have known better. I just thought it was simple, they could change me off carbimazole (CBZ), and stick me on propythyouracil instead…but not, they both decided that as long as I stayed on CBZ that I wouldn’t be stupid enough to try because they’d both spelled out to me the problems & deformities involved with conceiving and being pregnant on CBZ, I swear they colluded on it!
And now, post-surgery, they are suggesting we wait until they have control over my levels before we even start trying….now I know they’re right, and I’m not grumbling (truly!)…and at least now, post-surgery I’m in a better position than I was before the operation, and on more pregnancy-friendly thyroid meds…but dang, its still very frustrating…every day that clock just ticks louder and louder….so very near, and still so far…and still no guarantee we won’t have problems down the line with regards to getting pregnant etc I just wish they’d green-light me so we can at least start trying!
The hardest thing for me is being around my friends who all seem to be popping babies out like M&Ms, and I find it so hard to be happy for them because it just makes me even more miserable, and then I feel even more crap for acting so selfishly and being so self-absorbed…so I just try and avoid all ‘baby’ situations, but it’s hard, just so damn har
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