UPDATE: Better Than Ever

It’s been a while since I last posted. I really need to do a better job at keeping you guys updated. But, I’m glad that so many have stopped by to share their stories, and I’m very happy to hear that my story has made a difference.Continue reading

I am not a doctor and the content on this blog is not medical advice. This is simply my experience with Graves Disease, and all thoughts expressed on this blog are my opinions. Please consult a doctor if you think you have Graves Disease or prior to taking any action that may affect your outcome with Graves Disease. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

You know you have Graves when…

So us Gravesters have a lot in common that we can relate to. So here’s a quick, lighthearted list of places where our Grave’s journey has probably taken us to.Continue reading

I am not a doctor and the content on this blog is not medical advice. This is simply my experience with Graves Disease, and all thoughts expressed on this blog are my opinions. Please consult a doctor if you think you have Graves Disease or prior to taking any action that may affect your outcome with Graves Disease. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

What a year! I survived GRAVES DISEASE!

Me visiting the ruins of Tulum in Mexico back in July 2016.

I can’t believe it’s been almost one year since RAI! A year ago, I was depressed, scared, worried about how things would end up. But then one day, I said, “no mas.” (Spanish for no more.) No mas worrying. No mas letting this disease control me. There was nothing I could do but to accept Graves Disease and welcome it into my journey.Continue reading

I am not a doctor and the content on this blog is not medical advice. This is simply my experience with Graves Disease, and all thoughts expressed on this blog are my opinions. Please consult a doctor if you think you have Graves Disease or prior to taking any action that may affect your outcome with Graves Disease. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

Yoga Saved Me

(Photo: I recently went to a yoga retreat and the highlight of my trip was doing yoga at sunrise at Wabasso Beach in Florida.)

Truth is, I’ve never been a spiritual person. Ever. And it wasn’t until I discovered my “wound” that I found my purpose: YOGA.

I know what you’re thinking – Yoga is this new-age religion in which you contort your body in all sorts of crazy ways, while praying to Hindu Gods and chanting weird stuff. I’m Catholic, no way.Continue reading

I am not a doctor and the content on this blog is not medical advice. This is simply my experience with Graves Disease, and all thoughts expressed on this blog are my opinions. Please consult a doctor if you think you have Graves Disease or prior to taking any action that may affect your outcome with Graves Disease. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

UPDATE – Five Months Post RAI

(Photo: Kashi Ashram, Sebastian, FL.)

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but a lot has happened since. I joined the Synthroid club last time I checked in, and to date, my levels are still not within range. I have seen steady improvement, so I’m hoping that the recent increase of Synthroid will finally put me in range. I’m up to 112 MCG, (started at 88 MCG, then I was bumped up to 100 MCG).Continue reading

I am not a doctor and the content on this blog is not medical advice. This is simply my experience with Graves Disease, and all thoughts expressed on this blog are my opinions. Please consult a doctor if you think you have Graves Disease or prior to taking any action that may affect your outcome with Graves Disease. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

What is Graves’ Disease?

According to Mayo Clinic, Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that results in hyperthyroidism – overproduction of thyroid hormones.

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I am not a doctor and the content on this blog is not medical advice. This is simply my experience with Graves Disease, and all thoughts expressed on this blog are my opinions. Please consult a doctor if you think you have Graves Disease or prior to taking any action that may affect your outcome with Graves Disease. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.

Graves’ Disease. Now what?

Photo: Boka Grandi in Curaçao.

So, you just found out you have Graves’ Disease. Now what? If you’re like me and like countless others, you probably turned to the Internet to try to make sense of all this. You did a Google search, which likely led you to this blog post, and countless other sites, forums and support groups.  You’re scared, shocked, upset and tired of keeping up with the symptoms – let’s give it up for #TeamNoSleep. Continue reading

I am not a doctor and the content on this blog is not medical advice. This is simply my experience with Graves Disease, and all thoughts expressed on this blog are my opinions. Please consult a doctor if you think you have Graves Disease or prior to taking any action that may affect your outcome with Graves Disease. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.