Don’t I wish. Would be nice for my Prince to just give me a kiss and Walla I wake up. Be nice to wake up and not have a Thyroid Disease. I am not that lucky. Although I do have the Prince….he can not just give me a kiss and I wake up cured. One out of two isn’t bad I guess. At this stage in the game we get what we can out of life. Sometimes we just have to learn how to accept the cards we are dealt and learn to live with it. To bad many of us our sleeping much of our life away.
Sleeping a lot is just one of many symptoms I have to put up with like so many of you. I can go for weeks and months with a fairly regular sleep pattern. Although my night sleep is not always that good and I am restless. At least I am not sleeping all day and sleeping for 16-18 hours a day. But our of no where…..BAM. I am sitting at my computer thinking and next thing I know I am nodding off. Or I am sitting at a meal and nodding off. It is one thing to nod off reading or watching television. Quit another thing while actually doing something and nodding off. Very embarrassing while somebody is talking to you. I think back and some of the times I nodded off where just plain impolite. I am lucky my husband see’s it coming. Wish I did. Now he will tell me “Why don’t you go lay down and get some rest? I will do the dish’s.” Some might really take advantage of that. As for me I am just thankful. I hate sleeping so much. There is so much I want to do or have to do. Bad enough my joint pain stops me from many projects I would like to do. That is my next subject.
I wish I could understand all this. Yes I know it is because I am now Hypothyroid and my whole body is slowing down. I guess what I mean is I wish there was more we could do about it. Some say just take your medication or just keep active. Yeah right. I don’t understand how that just does not work. Shouldn’t keeping active keep you alert ? You would think it would. Not so. I can fall asleep while drawing, while playing with my grandkids and while doing dish’s. Yes, I have been know to close my eye’s for a minute and jerk away like where the heck am I. What the heck was I just doing. I nod of standing up. Now I know this has happen to some of you because you tell me so. I feel relief and it makes me feel better. Not because you have the problem …but because I do not feel so alone . Also I do not feel like I am crazy or lazy. Just another crazy symptom that comes with having a Thyroid Disease.
One friend I use to have actually said I was lucky. “Lucky ?” Lucky that I could sleep at the drop of a hat she said. Are you kidding ? She said she wish she could sleep all day like I do. Ahhh well would you care to take all the other symptoms I have with that? Because if you do….well you are crazier then I am. And if you are not crazy now you sure as H___ will be . I would not wish this on anybody. But I will not lie. It did cross my mind for this women to live my life for just one day. She thought this was funny and also made the remark about getting lazy and taking advantage of my husband. I am not so stupid as to think my husband is not suffering to because of my disease. And I wish to H____ I could do more of my share around here. Needless to say this women is one of the people I made a cartoon of with me kicking her and her friend out of my house. Did I go to far ? No, I do not think so. I felt better after they left in a huff. I do not need those kinds of people in my life. My Thyroid Disease is not funny and it is not a joke. I might not look sick and yes there are days I do better than other days. I have learned to live with it and accept my limitations. I have learned to be more patient and laugh at myself. But, laughing at myself is one thing, laughing with me is one thing….but Do Not laugh at me or my situation. People that think our Thyroid Disease is funny and to be laughed at are even more sick than we are. Time for my nap.