Welcome! Your experiences will help others, as they travel down this darn road of Graves'. Several men have posted in the past, so I hope some of them see your post. Sounds like you are having good care, and getting good information. Many of us do not go into remission, and I don' t know the evidenced based studies to support this. In part, it is tough to define remission, not sure if there is a definition, stating a number of years off meds. Some people take the meds, gradually taper off them, feel fine, until they don't! The good thing is, you have a diagnosis right away, and have a treatment plan. That keeps you healthy and safe.
I imagine those wonderful children, plus job and life, keep you very busy!
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