Monday, February 23, 2009

The reawakening

When Steph and I first found one another nearly 10 years ago neither of us were aware that she was being slowly attacked by what she describes as a "soul sucking" disease. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis isn't a simple thyroid "condition" but rather an auto-immune disease of the thyroid that literally robs its victim of their quality of life. Slowly but surely it saps them of their energy, motivation, emotions, sex drive, all of their senses--touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight--dulling them and leaving the victim feeling old, depressed, and unable to function normally.

When Steph was diagnosed with this disease three years ago we were relieved to learn that it wasn't something that was life-threatening per se, and that all that one would have to do is take a little pill and the tyroid levels would return to normal. What we didn't understand, however, was that unlike simple hypo or hyper thyroid conditions, Hashimoto's was much more complicated and would require a proper balancing of the THS levels in order for the patient to return to a more normal state of being.

It has taken three years of roller-coastering, blood tests, changing doses--up & down, trying this and that, and finally Steph is beginning to feel a return to normal. It's almost miraculous and is most certainly thrilling to watch and to be a part of as one by one her senses, energy, emotions, and her life returns to her.

It's been a long-time coming, my love, and I am thrilled beyond words.


  1. I haven't comment on this because, well, you know... All the same, vecause you make me think, I've given you an award. You can pick it up on my blog.

  2. I meant, of course, "Because".

  3. im your silent reader..
    at first i found out steph's blog then i found out later that your his wife...


    you and steph are really a lovely couple..

  4. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment, ellisa. :) I noticed on your profile that you're 18. I like that age. I have an 18-year-old daughter who is very precious to me. (As well as a 20-year-old daughter who is every bit as precious to me too!)

    Thank you. It makes me happy when people can see how much Steph and I love one another. I think that kind of love is contagious and gives hope to others. That's why I write about it here so often.