August 25, 2011 - 11:21am
For many of you with thyroid disease, it may start to feel like a roller coaster ride. One day you feel great, the next day you don't. As annoying as this is, it can be quite normal. Until you begin to address this disease for what it is (a BIG pain in the butt for some of us!) and accept the fact that your life may never be the same, you may struggle with it. I was that way, in denial of the effects it was having on my body, during the teenage years I would even go months without taking my medications! (My TSH never seemed to change in that time, but always still felt crummy). Now that I have fully accepted the fact that I will never be like other people, and will always have to watch what I eat, make sure I am getting the right type of exercise and amount for me, and looking at my health as a whole, I have come to peace with this disease. I have quite fighting it, quite being angry that I will never be like everybody else, and I may never again feel like I did before having the disease.
So these days it is not about screaming and crying to get off the roller coaster, since that is not an option, but instead finding ways to keep the roller coaster going smoothly. Keeping it as level as I can and bringing as much normalcy to my life as possible. No more anger, no more denial, just learning how to life with this disease to my best ability. And finding people like you who understand how I feel, and can support and lift my spirits on those days that I start to climb up a hill knowing how much I could fall the next.
Just wanted to share my thoughts for the day!