Hi, Bobbi, it was kind of you to respond. I’d never heard of graves til
II was diagnosed. Thought of my mother’s illness as a thyroid prob. That was back in the 60’s.
It was hard when I first got diagnosed. I was already stressed ( you knew this part of the story
without asking, right?) so to hear I had what my mom had was strange.
But I have bounced back, don’t feel jeopardized by her plight. It has furhter increased my retroactive compassion for her. I think it was all the people writing about being victims of graves that prompted me to write about it. We aren’t victims, we are survivors.
not that I want to take away anyone’s place to let their hair (however much of it they may or may not have) down. Nor am i unwilling to listen and empathize, but it is important how we think about ourselves.
Again, thanks for your word. Jeannette