Hello to everyone out there who reads this blog on my journey with Graves’ disease! On Monday the 16th of December 2013, I visited the endocrinologist to find out the results of 1 year of not taking any thyroid medicine. And guess what?
I don’t have Graves’ disease anymore.
It’s gone. This is the best news I’ve heard all year, I was able to maintain my weight, my diet and fitness without any effects of Graves’.
So what is the next steps for me? I will be visiting the endocrinologist once a year from now and on, for check ups in case it returns, and I will have blood tests every 6 months to make sure everything is fine too! I am very excited about knowing this, as I haven’t been sick.. I didn’t even get the flu this year (even without a vaccination!!) I can still eat whatever I want too!! Hahaha!~
Personally, my future involves keeping up my exercise routine of swimming and yoga. I may even be joining a biathlon next year on a weekly basis!! During the Christmas break, I’ll be going to a yoga retreat in the mountains which I am looking forward to. And plans for travelling next year… :)
To everyone who has been diagnosed with Graves’ Disease – I wish you all the best. No matter what, time heals.. be patient, be persistent and be the best you can. If the medication does not work, consult your doctor for alternatives to manage your thyroid. :D