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Starting Over in a Non-Thyroid World

Post Published: 12 July 2011
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Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid,

I’ve been living with you for 17 years now and yet you astonish me at how fast things can change again. I am going on 40 years old and now have a new problem, living single with you.

It wasn’t so bad living with family and in seclusion, in my home when I was in a funk, but now I am forced to meet new friends, and even have romantic encounters…. That was a joke!!!

How do I start over??

How do I “act” normal when I’m not??

And will I ever date again??

It’s just too much for me and I wish you would go away for good!! I hate you, and hadn’t dealt with you in so long. All of a sudden you’re back with a vengeance!!

I’m on another major low as I sit and “wait”… You all know “The Wait”, waiting for the correct dose to feel level. Wait, as I wonder… Will I cry tomorrow?? Be happy?? Or be angry?? Wait and watch as I lose new friends, as they are scared away from all of this.

Every day is a battle just to get through. I want to talk to someone and yet I’m scared as hell to!!! What if I say something (wrong)! Then I’m stuck, once again apologizing and not being able to fully explain that it was my thyroid talking!!

So I’m sitting at home doing nothing…Waiting! Waiting…Waiting…..

Written by, Tasha

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3 Responses to “Starting Over in a Non-Thyroid World”

  1. Mary says:

    I’ve had GD most of my life finally caught at 24 took RAI three yrs later. Life was good for 20yrs then menopause yea and my levels were off but they wouldn’t chg my dose as I was in normal limits. Now 15yrs of BS and getting sicker and weaker the whole time. Go figure my dead butterfly rose again.
    What I’ve learned over the yrs is no matter how you feel sometimes you just have to little things that make you happy a little flower garden a walk in the park things that make you happy. When your happy even when feeling like poop you attract people to you. Its just telling yourself its ok don’t wear your disease on your sleeve just do things that make you happy and Love will come to you. I promise. Hang in there and look at the good things in your life and remember how happy feels and go find what makes you happy and just do it. Hugs Mary

  2. Joanne Naso says:

    I am “new” to thyroid disease, but find being frank and upfront with people has resulted in positive support. I feel so blessed to have a strong network of family and friends to support me, but often have to work to put myself in a place of vulnerability (I was the person other people came to in time of need, not the other way around)! Stay true to yourself, find moments of bliss in small things, and remain positive, it really helps!

    Joanne

  3. Becca says:

    Oh Tasha, You and I might very well be Soul Sisters as I have just gone through a break up and was crying and wondering how I will ever find the energy to pick up and move on. You are not alone.

    With you in thoughts and dreams,

    Becca

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