Posted 30 September 2015 - 04:12 PM
Hello. My name is Jacky. I am 32 years old. I have Graves Disease. Sounds like an AA meeting, but this is my life. Any time I have to see a new doctor, or start a new job. I have to explain to my boss the reason I MIGHT need more than average sick days. I have known the impact since I was 7. Not me. My dad. He kept losing weight and they couldn't figure out why. Then it was his vision. He started developing tunnel vision. Then came the treatments. All I could remember at that age was I wanted my daddy, but I wasn't allowed. So, when I got the results of the complete metabolic panel that my doctor ordered...I was floored. Will my son feel the same way? How could I explain this to him? Why me?? All the typical questions ran through my head. SO, I did the only thing I knew to do..I called my daddy. I took him with me to my very first endocrinologist appointment. Having him there was a HUGE relief. Just him being able to break everything down really put my mind at ease. It made me realize..hey, I got this. It's NO big deal.
Hello...my name is Jacky. I am 32 years old.