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      This is a special wish to all my American Friends
      A very Happy Thanksgiving to you all from Canada!
      You have given me much to be thankful for with all
      your sharing and advice.
      I really do not know what I did before I found
      this BB. It has been a Godsend. A place to turn to when
      you know no one else understands. A place where you always
      get a sympathetic ear. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart…
      Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless
      Lynn From Toronto

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        It is getting to be that time of year again. Although I give thanks for many things during the year, maybe it is time to start our lists. Perhaps just as a diversion to all the pain and heartache we have been going through, I could start a list and each of you could add to it.

        These are some things I am thankful for:

        1. My Creator
        2. My fantastic sons
        3. My sister and brother
        4. My new “shister” Sue Rose!
        5. Dianne and all the rest of you on this BB
        6. The ability to control my healthcare.
        7. Waking up every morning
        8. A roof over my head and food in my stomach
        9. the ability to give back to others what you have all been giving me.

        and now it is someone else’s turn. My list is by no means complete, but perhaps if we think of what we have to give thanks for, it might lighten our burden a little bit.

        thank God for all of you!

        Mitakuye Oyasin

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          The thanksgiving list continues:

          10. My boss, who notices when I feel extra tired and actually asks
          what she can do to lighten my load.
          11. My new nephew, born hypothyroid last week.
          12. The state of Nebraska, which routinely tests thyroid levels of
          all newborns.
          13. The beautiful “winter wonderland” snow we received here today (and
          which didn’t stick to the roads.)
          14. My friend who was sick at Thanksgiving last year and for whom I
          made Thanksgiving dinner and who made me laugh this morning by
          putting her order in for Lobster this year.
          15. Finding this BB full of caring, intelligent people from whom I’ve
          learned so much and found so much with which to relate.

          Okay, now it’s your turn…..


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            I am thankful for:
            My husband who is my soulmate and friend.
            My beautiful 3 children who I love dearly
            All my family ( including inlaws)
            Feeling good after a long 1 1/2 years (really longer)
            All you on this BB who are like friends even though I ve never met.
            A good job (I keep telling myself this even though I dread going)
            God for looking out for us.
            Take Care.

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              what a great wake-up call to all of us! Been very depressed myself lately, but your post brought me up! Thanks so much for reminding us all to be thankful for what we have!

              Much love,


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                1 giving thanks that we can give thanks openly
                2 God is always there for us and his angels are there to help us
                3 for my three daughters and two grandchildren
                4 for having a family all my life never having been alone to face the trying times that we all can have
                5 that my health is still good just a little backset and the eyes are stable now new glasses has helped double vision
                6 that i am able to help my neice with her daughter Jessie just returned from staying with Jessie and she is improving immune system is starting to show signs of coming back and white blood cell actually has something to count
                7 that I can still drive especially now that Duke Hospital is 4 hours away and that God has took care of me in traveling back and forth to help with Jessie and be a support for her Mother(divorced)
                that so many prayers have been said for her recovery
                8 that I live in a beautiful place not crime ridden
                9 thank you to all the caring people on the BB when I was trying to find answers to my graves eye problems your post helped more that you will ever know I’m sure there are many people like me that don’t post very often if ever but read the bb faithfully

                God Blessings to you

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                  Wow Valerie a wake up call to me….

                  Thank’s to Valerie.. for opening my eyes
                  To a wonderful and loving God That gave me:
                  A wonderful and loving husband
                  My two great kids
                  This BB to come to
                  Great parents and INLAWS
                  A roof over my head
                  Food in my tummy
                  An Endo that does not just go by Blood levels..
                  My Computer
                  A Health plan
                  and sooooo much more…
                  and thanks to all of you… I dont post often
                  but, I do read the BB daily… and Thanks again Val for putting
                  a smile back on my face and making me see I have lot’s of things
                  to be thankful for..


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                    Thank you all for the love and support that has been shown to myself and others this past year. I look back on where I was at this time last year (diagnosed with Graves Sept 99, took RAI Oct 99), and I am doing so much better. Altho I still have daily struggles with being tired and flip flopping back and forth between hyper and hypo, I usually have at least 2-3 weeks of feeling normal. Usually a medicine dose change and a week later I feel good again, till next time. I missed sending Christmas cards out for the first year in 22 years, but I was just not able to do it. I am happy to say that I already have half of my cards addressed for this year. A big change for me was giving up a great paying job with lots of stress and going back to being less dedicated (sorry), but while I miss the pay, I do not miss the aggravation of what helped get me ill. I pray that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember it may take time, but you will also feel better once treated. It just may take getting adjusted better. Have a wonderful Holiday and my thanks to all of you and our wonderful facilitators for your support and guidance during the past year.


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                      I just want to thank all of you for being so supportive of each other, and for all the hard work the facilitators do. after all these many years, I can actually find some things to be grateful and thankful about having Graves’…knowing all of you.

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                        It’s the small things in my life that thrill me the most….like wearing my blouse the right way…or NOT walking out of a restuarant restroom with TP stuck on my shoe!!!!


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                          That reminds me of the day I went to work wearing two different shoes!

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                            omg I am so sorry Dianne, but that just has me rofl…..please dont take it the wrong way…thanks for the smiles and giggles …we all have to try to find SOMETHING, no matter how small it might seem to someone, that gets us thru the day….


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