Yes I have been sleeping with TED for about eight years now. Yes, my husband knows all about TED. He may not like it but that is just the way it is. I don’t like TED eighter, but I will sleep with TED for the rest of my life. TED sleeps with some of my friends to. Not all of them but a good many. TED does not care if they are a man or a women, young or old. TED even slept with one or two of my aunts. The thing is TED treats some of us better than others. But on the most part TED treats us all pretty bad. Some of us, TED treats real bad. I know I have gone in the hospital and had surgery 9 times because of TED. Many of my friends have gone in for surgery because of TED. Some more than others. What is real bad about it is my husband gets blamed and gets the dirty looks for the black eyes and swelling I have because of TED. I feel real bad about that. My husband may have to put up with my sleeping with TED and TED being in our bed and waking him up at night. But he should not get the back lash of what TED does to me from people that just don’t understand our arrangement. My poor husband has wiped away my tears many a day because of the pain TED gives me. He gets real upset when TED did not allow me to go outside in the sunshine. TED lets me out a little more now. There was days and weeks when TED would not let me out on a bright day. And TED hates wind and even a small breeze from a ceiling fan. So many a day I had to suffer because I could not fan myself or be by a fan on a hot day. I don’t wear eye make up much any more, it irritates TED to no end. TED has made me cry so often that I lost count. There are days I may not be crying but my eyes are tearing because of TED. I have many pairs of sunglass’s because of TED. TED makes my eyes and my face look so unrecognizable that I hate to even take pictures. My husband has taken some of me over the years to prove to people what TED has done to me. I have talked to many doctors about TED. Some are understanding some not so much. I did find a good doctor who has given me good advise on how to live with TED over the years. I try to pass it on to my friends that also sleep with TED and the ones that may not plan to sleep with TED but TED will make you. Do not think for a minute you have a choice here. If TED is out to get you and sleep with you …well you just have to do it. My advice is try to make the best of it and make yourself as comfortable with him as you can. Maybe TED won’t be so hard on you as TED has been to myself and others. The more you know about TED and what to expect the better off you will be. I wish I knew back a few years ago what I know now about TED. Today y husband and I are use to TED sleeping in the bed with us…but we do not allow TED to get between us. We ignore TED as much as we can. I make sure I am comfortable with TED before I go to bed. TED likes moisture in our bedroom. TED likes Vaseline around my eyes at night and the bed raised a bit or at least more pillows. TED prefers for me to wear a night mask also and to put drops in my eyes. This all makes day more manageable . We do not want TED to flare up…oh no. Keep TED calm by all means.
For those who do not know TED or even heard of TED, I will give out TED’s full name so you can watch out for TED. Remember if your eyes get itchy, start swelling and popping out. If you start seeing double…like one eye looking up and one looking down. Watch out ! TED may be around. TED sometimes comes to your house alone but has been know to follow old Mr. Graves’. That is how TED got in my house. TED followed Mr. Graves’. Now both of them live at my house and yes I sleep with Mr. Graves’ too. Yes…it is bad. Having Graves’ Disease and “Thyroid Eye Disease”, better known as TED, in your house and having to live with them both is VERY Bad.
I hope you enjoyed my little story . I wish it was just a story. But it is all to true. May they never move in with you and a loved one.