so, i have graves disease (overactive thyroid). because apparently i need more than one disease. diabetes isn't enough to deal with? no? here, have graves. awesome, thanks. (i have learned this is not uncommon - thyroid problems in type 1 diabetics AND women)
anyway, dr. awesome told me i would have to take a pill every day for a year to keep graves in remission. okay, no biggie. i can handle that.
well. that's a no go. i am allergic to the drug that's in those pills, that option is out. so, i'm having my thyroid removed. i meet with the surgeon today to discuss it. probably won't have the surgery until the end of may ... i've never had surgery before.
after my thyroid is out, i'll have to take a thyroid hormone pill the rest of my life. i can handle a pill a day.
have you had surgery? i have the usual nervousness about it, because it's the first (and hopefully only) time i've had to have it. how'd you deal with it?