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I guess this is a vent...<br><br>
Sixteen months ago I was diagnosed with Graves' Disease, an autoimmune thyroid disease. It really put things into perspective with DH and I, and we realized that having children was very important to us and we didn't want to put it off for much longer. But then it didn't make sense for us to get pregnant because I would have been a high risk pregnancy which I did not want and I was young (still am) and felt like I could wait if I had to. A year ago, I treated the symptoms of my disease by killing my thyroid with a radioactive iodine isotope, then taking thyroid hormones to make up for my no-longer-in-existance thyroid. The only drawback to this treatment is that I had to wait 12 months to get pregnant - I just celebrated my one year anniversary on Sunday.<br><br>
So, we should be able to TTC right now but it's not that simple. I decided to see a chiro/Eastern medicine doctor about my immune system last week, and he definitally thought I had some toxins in my body that we needed to get rid of immediately then start building up my immune system. I mentioned wanting to get pregnant soon, and he said I should wait 6 months so that I don't pass any toxins onto my children. I have faith in what he says, but I kind of wish I didn't. Ignorance is bliss...<br><br>
I just want to cry. I wish I had done this 6 months ago, so I could TTC right now. I know I'm healthy enough to be pregnant, but I really don't want to risk passing anything on that might end up negatively affecting my children's health. I'm just so frustrated, because there is nothing more I want right now.<br><br>
I just don't know what to do. I really want to wait out the 6 months, but then I'm afraid I'm going to have to delay TTC even more and I've already delayed it 3 times.
 

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No advice for you, but plenty of <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> and a wish for a quick treatment.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Sorry I have no advice. Hopefully you won't have to go the whole 6 months. Keep us updated.
 

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I'll give you a hug, cause I know waiting is a big PITA!!!! And for your disease, that couldn't have been easy, either! I'm glad your treatment was successful!<br><br>
BUT, I'm also gonna put things in perspective for you, too (cause it might make you feel better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ): I waited 9 years for my husband to be ready to have a kid. And once he said he was ready, I waited three months to start trying (so our kid wouldn't be "too old" when we were still living here -- hahahaha!) and now that we've been trying, I waited six months for my body to start ovulating (post-pill) and now I've had 2 or three ovulatory cycles and I'm still waiting -- and I probbaly didn't get knocked up this cycle, so it's all about more waiting!<br><br>
So, waiting six months seems like heaven to me! Especially since when you're done waiting, you'll hopefully have a really great, balanced cycle, and will be one of those lucky ones who gets pregnant immediately! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">:<br><br>
Sending you more hugs, cause I do know how hard it is to wait... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">
 
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