About Me: Female, 69, Sheridan, WY, member since Oct 2008
I have had Graves disease for 33yrs and was hyperthyroid from puberty until 1975 when my dad passed away I flipped into Graves Disease. I took RAI after three yrs of PTU. My goiter was too large for surgery. I have been well managed until menopause in 98, my dose should
[More] have been lowered but I wasn't heard went to several docs and told them, they said your thyroid is fine but didn't do blood work. I was treated for h pylori instead. Finally after loosing 30lbs and living in Hawaii for 2yrs where they flat refused to ck my TSH, just gave me lots of drugs to cover the symptoms. When I came home in 04 to see my mom who was ill, she said I was sicker than her, this was in October by Feb of 05 they finally ck my TSH yea <.0 go fiqure. So my doc freaked and dropped me from .0125 to .075 needless to say bad move, my heart flipped, my eyes droped, and I couldn't put a sentence together, it took me a year and half to get back to .112. Found a doc with a brain and ears finally who referred me an Endo out of state but an endo. Seems I was grossly mismanaged for 10yrs and now I have some heart problems, severe osteoporsis, moderate glacoma. Who knows what else just happy to still be alive after all that.
I'm a certified medical assistant, and lisenced Veterinary Technician, so its not like I didn't know what was going on.
My father was a Veterinary and my mom was a R.N. so my path was part of their legacy.
I have two sons one Tyler is a cateier at the Seattle Aquarium, and Kyle is Lance Corpral in the Marines and is presently in Iraq looking to be home for Christmas.
I have four brothers, one of which is a twin, my mom passed away last spring she was 91 and is now free.
I work for a non-profit literacy program teaching ESOL and low literacy adults, and GED's
I am waiting for them to call me to pick the books up. Should be no later then Friday. I will mail it asap. I would like to get as many reviews as I can get.
We had 80's today. Down to 5's this next week end And you??
Thank you for everything!. My book is nothing medical really, except for mentioning the symptoms and what other people should know about what we go through. It has my poems and a message from my husband to other husbands (He thought that was needed and so did I). A book from the heart on how we /I feel about it all. Not a large book but something to relate to. If I sent you a copy would you mind reviewing it for me?
I ment to tell you and pat that I got a webcam for Christmas from my son. I was just telling Deb that you and Pat need to get one as much as you to talk. You can talk for free and see each other as you talk with it. Service is free through skype.com, be sure to get the free one if you do. Cameras start at about $30.00 now.
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