How nice to hear from you! I think it means so much to hear from someone who has been through all the crap and BS, and is on the “other side,” and actually having a life! Thank you, thank you and thank you again for writing.
Someone on the forum now will read your post, and have hope where there was not hope when we begin this Graves' battle. It is very, very difficult.
Wow, you are really riding that bike! I am older than you, and decided the higher up I am from the ground, the farther I have to fall. This epiphany happened when I hit one tiny pebble on a bike trail and went sailing over a bank of blackberry bushes. Now I walk and take enhanced fitness classes, which I really recommend. Keeps me honest, and I really notice when I am out of town for a couple of weeks, and return to the class. Reassuring to know what a positive difference it makes.
I have modified my diet a bit for a variety of reasons, I guess primarily because I feel that good cardiac health has a better chance with less meat, less dairy and less fat, sugar and carbs, especially carbs that are white (flour, potatoes etc.) And more whole grains, green vegetables, quinoa, kale and chard (never had as a child)
Thank you for checking in, do it again sometime! I am sure happy for you. You have definitely been there, and done that, with Graves'.
TED 2008-present. OD for pressure on optic nerve 02/02/10
Eye muscle surgery 09/23/10 Upper eyelid surgery 02/01/11
Lower eyelids with grafts from palate, 10/5, 10/25/11
Graves dx/thyroidectomy 1959-Synthroid from 1980