I love my mom!
I love my mom for all the obvious reasons that makes you love your caring mom and for one more…she was able to see my health problem when it was in the beginning, when I was a kid not listening to her and not willing to go to doctors, thinking I know it all and I’m invincible and special and immortal and you name it…adolescent illusions 🙂 …. and because of her attention and care at the proper time, making the stubborn little me to understand I have to go through it all, I am ok now, it’s all under control, even though with some weight issues still :p but that’s nothing compared to what could have happened…..
What am I talking about? Graves Basedow disease of thyroid. I had it 10 years ago, before having a surgery, I am all good for now. I’m still paying attention to any sign related to it, doing my best to prevent it from coming back, I’m still reading all about it to understand it better.
First described by Sir Robert Graves in the early 19th century, Graves’ disease is one of the most common of all thyroid problems. It is also the leading cause of hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excessive hormones. Once the disorder has been correctly diagnosed, it is quite easy to treat. In some cases, Graves’ disease goes into remission or disappears completely after several months or years. Left untreated, however, it can lead to serious complications — even death. Although the symptoms can cause discomfort, Graves’ disease generally has no long-term adverse health consequences if the patient receives prompt and proper medical care.
My personal past experience related to this can be found in this older post of mine, vital butterfly.
I wish you a healthy thyroid! 🙂
One more time, I love my mom! 😉