Anonymous
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Hi Donna!

If you are having some double vision (may be when you look to the side?), be sure you get an Ophthalmologist to check them out and keep track of how they do. It may or may not get worse but the doc can measure the proptosis (bug eye) to watch for changes. You also have a chance of secondary glaucoma which needs to be monitored. Glaucoma will usually show up first with Graves when you look up.

Do ask for help from your friends and family. Tell them you don’t want sympathy (I hate that) but do accept their compassion and assistance.

Also, work on your sense of humor about all this. Remember the Helen Keller quote “Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all”. This is just another adventure (I know, its a sucky one).

Have those close to you watch for signs of depression. It can really sneak up on you!

Bruce