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Old 03-07-2013, 23:40   #1
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Default A debt of gratitude.

I have been away for a while trying to overcome all my little issues. I just wanted to come in here and say that I owe you all a debt of gratitude. You helped me through a really tough spot.

I would also like to say that when I first came to this forum a year and a half ago, there were many folks who believed that I had a thyroid issue. My endo at the time was running tests on my thyroid on a weekly basis. It was driving me nuts as everything always came back normal. Well, I just had a total thyroidectomy to remove what my surgeon said was a thyroid the size of his fists. He said it was humongous. So those of you who pointed at my thyroid were spot on. As I have always said, you are honorary PhD's in my book. What took over a year for my doctors to sort out, you called within 5 minutes of me posting for the first time.

I would also like to report that my mental health has improved drastically. The bad thoughts are completely gone. I became fed up and quit my meds cold turkey and it was like the depression and bad thoughts disappeared with it. As many of you know, me and meds don't get along so well. Turns out I don't get along with anti-depressants any better than I do with Metformin.

I had my thyroid out on the 23rd of February and even though I have just started taking a starter dose of thyroid meds, I am already feeling like the person I used to be. There is still some fatigue that comes along and my neck is still healing but my mood and energy are through the roof. It is wonderful.

While I was in my depression prison I unfortunately gave up on maintaining my D. I know that wasn't a good idea but at the time I just didn't care. I am now getting back on track after not taking my insulin for months and eating my way to self destruction. Hell, I didn't even test through January and February.

I also apologize for dumping a lot of crap from my past into these boards and I thank you for not openly judging me on the things I posted. I wouldn't have done so had I been in a better state of mind.

Anyway, I am now cancer free, depression free and once I get my D sorted again, I will have total control over my medical issues. It has been a long road but feels good to be back to who I was. Yesterday my boss even told me he wants me back as the new products Project Leader again as soon as I am ready. I thought that was an opportunity that slipped away the day I walked from it. I am truly counting blessing as I thought the road back would be tougher than it is.

Again, thank you all for helping to keep me sane, helping me understand life's true worth and sharing your own struggles either through my threads or through PM. You all know who you are. If any of you ever make it to AZ, I will treat you to the dinner spot of your choice.

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Old 03-08-2013, 00:24   #2
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It sounds like a miracle to me, and I know it is your own courage & perseverance. You & your family must be gloriously happy!

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:37   #3
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So good to hear your news!! Glad you came back to give us an update!

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:43   #4
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Glad your doing better

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:55   #5
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Thanks for bringing us up to date with your good news. Hope to hear much more from you now!


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Old 03-08-2013, 02:39   #6
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What a lovely post. I'm so glad you're on the mend!


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Huge hugs to you and your family

I'm so pleased that everything is working out for you! I've prayed for your difficulties, and it seems as though they were heard!

You do not ever have to apologize for dumping your past for all the world to see and read. That took huge courage! I give you loads of credit for baring your soul the way you did. If anything, I believe it made most of us see you in a better light. You have worked very hard to change your life for the better, and you persevered and came through it all just fine.

Now that you have those issues and your other health issues contained, please keep us updated on your progress with getting back on track with the diabetes. As you know, diabetes is nothing to fool around with, and you have been through heck and back to be sure you are around for yourself and your family. Don't allow the big D to take that away from you. And you have all the tools and information you need to get right back to where you left off with it. So, this is me kicking you in the butt to just do it!!!

I'm very happy for you and pray you have continued better health. So glad you are back!


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Old 03-08-2013, 06:35   #8
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This made my day, my week, possibly even the month that isn't even over yet!


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What Moon said ^…^ Glad you got your life back

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Good to hear from you and the great strides in progress.

Everyone at some point or another have a hill to climb, some a little higher or more than others, but we are a resillient species.

Keep doing what you're doing and one day you will look back on this as a character-building period.

warm wishes to you and your family.


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