Hi guys and gals,
I have been on an even keel for a year and 3 months now. Was diagnosed in July 2013, had RAI went through the usual ups and downs, switched from Levothyroxin to 75 MCG of Synthroid in December 2013 and started feeling so much better in March 2014. All my tests come back in the normal range and I feel incredibly lucky. I am off the blood pressure meds and the Ambien since I can actually sleep again, only take some Ibuprofen occasionally for the disc and joint disease and, of course, the ever mandatory baby Aspirin and Vitamin D3. I am good.
Every now and again I feel a bit out of whack but it does not last and since my tests, which are now 6 months apart, come back OK I am not going to panic over every little thing and fiddle with my dosage.
Still trying to lose some of the pounds I acquired. Not an easy thing since I like food! I can't afford to gamble or travel, my husband passed away, I quit smoking, never drank or did drugs - so, like I told the doctor, that just leaves food. Oh well, 20 pounds to go.
Writing and condensing it like this makes it look so easy. Make no mistake about it, sometimes it seemed utterly hopeless. And I did a lot of whining and crying on this forum. The ONLY people who understood this misery were here and I thank all of you for your time, advice, patience and encouragement. I wish that each and every one of you finds some kind of normalcy very soon and is able to get off of this terrible treadmill.
This is my success story, hope I didn't jinx it.
I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down for to bleed awhile. Then I will rise and fight with you again.