You wanted to see the light at the end of tunnel. I am sure there are a lot of people who get the RAI, take thyroid replacement medicine and are just fine after that. I was one of those people until I got the eye troubles. But for me even that is getting way better.
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I kinda remember how I was feeling after I took the RAI in 95. It did not seem that long until I was doing ok again. The key for me was acceptance. It took a while but I can accept where I am today having this disease.
I think that all of us have been where you are right now. I remeber when I was first diagnosed I was so sooo happy to actually put a name to my disease. I mean, before the diagnosis, I just thought that I was crazy or something akin. Then I was nuked, then a year later I was nuked again! It took awhile for me to feel “normal” and a little while longer to feel “good.” The point is, I never thought that I would be able to face a day without pain. I am feeling so good now that there are days when I don’t even think about the graves. Hang tight, it does get better!