Best of luck, folks. Let us know if we can do anything from this neck of the woods.
Thank you. Not much, but appreciate the offer.
I can do research: I have access to the big medical databases
Oooohhhh... Well, that's something we may well be able to take you up on then. Awesome! :-)
Love to you both. My Mum has had Hashimoto's for years but it doesn't seem to have slowed her down at all. She does also have another thyroid condition which apparently has the opposite effect of Hashimoto's so there's some cancelling going on. She's 75 in October and heading off to Canada by herself for a holiday next week.
God, what are the odds of having another thyroid condition that cancels out the first one?
Sharon is reasonably unstoppable, though the exhaustion, combined with weight gain and sore joints has slowed her to a crawl.
Hope your mum has an ace time!
Sorry to hear it. :( But the enemy now has a name and you know where it lives so you can commence kicking it in the balls.
And at least it's a cool sounding condition. Some of those medical researchers who discovered and defined some conditions had terrible names.
Just a nuisance, like many of these things. And yeah, knowing what you're dealing with, whether it's major or minor is a big part of the battle.
I know what you mean about condition names. If my name was something like Smith, and I found a disease that melted a person's innards, I wouldn't want it called Smith's Disease. I'd name it something like The Gut Muncher Disease, or the You're Pretty Fucked Disease. Though of course for the latter most Doctors would probably shorten it to YPF, or maybe Fucked.
The thyroid is so important. Am glad you know what is happening and am thinking of you.
Just knowing what is wrong is something. And since there does appear to be medication for it that's a good. Here's to hoping she feels more on top of things soon.
Yeah, her symptoms appear to be in the lesser range. Still knocking the hell out of her, but way better than some of the stuff it can cause.
Gah about sums it up I think.
Take care, and I hope things turn out well.
Sorry to hear about that, regardless of the (un)likelihood of a problem...
"Oh! We have something new to learn about!"
Ahh, now that condition is called 'epistemophilia'
-bursts out laughing- I don't think you could cure Danny and Sharon of that. I think it might be terminal.
More seriously, I join the crowd saying "glad it's got a name", and agree with Scott that at least it's a kind of cool and exotic name. It means you can do things like introduce Sharon as "This is my wife Sharon, she's a Valkyrie with Hasimoto's so *watch your step*". :-)
Thinking of you both with love, wishing you both well. Hope that all goes well for finding treatment for Sharon. *lovelovelove*
2011-08-09 09:57 pm (UTC)
Best of luck to you both - there's not much I can say that hasn't already been said, but you have my hopes for everything getting sorted as well as they can be.
I was reading about this condition recently but I can't remember why I was . *big hugs*