Per my doctor, my Graves’ disease is in remission. I’ve know this for a week or two and honestly it feels a little odd to write it here. From diagnosis through meds to “remission,” it’s been a journey of about 18 months. How long will it last? Well, that depends upon a lot of factors–including how much stress I experience. If I slip out of remission too early, then it’s radiation for me.
The longer I stay in remission, the better.
Because I’ve been vocal about my experience, many friends have connected me to other friends who are newly diagnosed. I’ve been meaning to put together a post on advice for new GD patients but have been so busy with eldercare, homeschooling, writing, and traveling that I haven’t set down to do it.
And then this morning came a question on the Surviving Graves Disease page on Facebook: “What positive advice would you give someone just diagnosed with Graves Disease?”
Here’s my off-the-cuff answer, in a shareable graphic. I hope it helps someone because this comes from the heart and from experience. (The text in the graphic is reproduced in the first comment on this post.)