Chronic Issues

Since my little thyroid cancer issues almost two full years ago, I’ve been on medication to make up for the half of my thyroid that I’m missing. And for a really long time I’ve been good at taking my medication.

The last two months though….not doing so hot. Which means, serious issues for me. I’m tired. Moody. Breaking out. And I can tell. But for some reason, I cannot get myself into a habit of taking my meds everyday at the same time and correctly. Yes, my doctor seriously hates me. If, and when, I take my medication, it’s usually as I’m flying out the door with a quick swig of water. Instead the glasses of water I’m supposed to take it with. I’m supposed to take it first thing in the morning – during the work week, that usually happens. On days off, forget about it. We’re lucky if I remember by noon.

And now it’s time to go back for more tests which I dread. I hate the needles, I hate the paperwork (no, seriously – how many times do I need to fill out the same thing), I hate the questions, I hate ultrasounds on my neck…the list continues.

The BFF has a chronic illness too. And I know for a fact that at one point in time, he was just as bad … no, I take that back…he was worse than I am with my medication. His “thing” (I don’t like calling it an illness) is a lot worse than mine and I know that and he yells at me just as much now as I did at him back in the day.

So, friends, any advice on dealing with something like stupid thyroid issues? If you take daily medication, how do you handle it? Does anyone else struggle or is it just me?

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About Charlene Ann

30Something, Type A, City Dweller. Lover of bad pop music, coffee, reading, bourbon, to-do lists, wine, trashy TV and Cleveland.
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2 Responses to Chronic Issues

  1. Rachel says:

    I have an evening insulin injection that has to be taken within a 30 minute window, so I have a recurring alarm on my phone to remind me daily.

    The schedule that treating chronic conditions forces into kind of makes me feel like I’m in a prison. I you’re able to find an easy routine.

    • lifeinthecle says:

      I for sure need to figure something out cause I’m definitely struggling as of late. It’s such a pain to take it first thing in the morning (which is when I have to take it).

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