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Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-27-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By TC08
Re: What's wrong with me

So sorry for all that you're going through. I read through the thread. Do you mean you are having your thyroid removed the end of August? Why? You mentioned hyperthyroidism. Is that the reason? ...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 07-18-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By TC08
Re: Help?

Hello Toaster - Sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Yes, please go see your doctor. It's better to know what's happening than to just wonder. Let us know how you are doing :)
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-10-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By TC08
Re: Levothyroxine

Hi Lee - The standard timeframe is about 6 weeks but you may begin feeling the effects sooner as all of our bodies are different. Best of luck to you!
Board: Grief & Loss 07-08-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By TC08
Re: Dealing with a lot of loss in my past ... Holding my life back

Hi Fuzzman - First of all, I am so very sorry for the losses you have experienced. As MSNik said so well, there are no easy answers for grief. We all experience it differently, yet similarly at the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-08-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By TC08
Energy swings - anyone else??

Hi all - I haven't posted in a very long time, but here goes. Had TT in 2008 for papillary cancer. Since then, even when all my test results are okay, I have these incredible energy swings. They...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 04-20-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By TC08
Re: Hoping to get help!

Hi tami - I don't have an answer for you, but just wanted to say - try not to worry just yet. Wait until you can talk with your doctor. I'm a thyroid cancer survivor myself. It's so tough when we...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-04-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By TC08
Re: Caregiver Woes

Hey All -

Sorry for what you're going through :(. I say follow your gut. I know that's easy for me to say, but if you feel uncomfortable about this caregiver, there's probably a reason. I like...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By TC08
Re: New Here

Dear Lost -

Although I am across the country from you, I am sending you huge, HUGE {{{HUGS}}} right now!!!! I am so glad you found us! You need some support! Please, please take very seriously...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-08-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By TC08
Re: Looking for Family Member Support Forum

Hey Hummingbird - That's a tough one. We suspected something was **up** with my stepdad a good year and a half before we were able to begin to get him diagnosed.

Not sure exactly what symptoms...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-08-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By TC08
Re: Looking for Family Member Support Forum

Hi Hummingbird - :wave:

Yes, you are in the right place! There are lots of us who are in different stages of dealing with this disease. I found this board over 3 years ago when my stepdad was...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-05-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By TC08
Re: Mom has passed

Hi Hillside -

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please try not to beat yourself up. I've been where you are, just 9 months ago. The waves of guilt at times were brutal, though my mind and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-05-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By TC08
Re: only 6 months or

Hi Judy :wave:

We're on similar timeframes. I lost my Dear Stepdad January 2, 2012. This year in many ways has been a blur. Grief can really take us to our knees. I know what you mean about...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-26-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By TC08
Re: In Hospital

Thanks for the update Bear. Sorry your mom is in pain :( Deb covered everything so well (love you Deb!) that I am just adding my love & hugs!!

Do try to get some rest. I know it's so hard when...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-18-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By TC08
Re: My Grandma! xo

Hi Leigh :wave: -

Sorry for what you and your family are going through. This disease is very devastating on many levels. There is a thread at the top of the main Alzheimer's page that describes...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-17-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,629
Posted By TC08
Re: In Hospital

So sorry you & your mom are having to go through this Bearcub. Sending healing thoughts & prayers your way - and angels to watch over you too :angel::angel::angel:
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-11-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By TC08
Re: One year later for me too.

Thanks for the lovely update Meg. What a wonderful tribute to your mom! I am, well I guess, impressed I would say, that you have managed your grief so well. Me......not so much :( I have what the...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-06-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By TC08
Re: depressed son

Hey Depressed - Just wondering how you're doing?
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-06-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By TC08
Re: Is there a distinctive "look" of dementia?

Interesting post Luau......yes, I say most definitely there is a "look" to dementia. However, as others have said on this post, I think it's easier to see in hindsight. I lost my dear stepdad (Oh I...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 07-27-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,515
Posted By TC08
Re: More than 3 months after TT and my voice is still hoarse

Hey Tai -

Don't lose hope! It can take awhile. It's good the left side is moving :) I have permanent vocal cord paralysis as they had to "sacrifice" my right laryngeal nerve during my TT in...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 07-27-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By TC08
Re: Voice excersises after a thyroidectomy

Hey Bumpy -

So sorry for what you're going through with your voice :( I had a TT in 2008. They also "sacrificed" as they call it, the right laryngeal nerve, as the cancer had encased the nerve...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-20-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By TC08
Re: Hi, Everyone!

Hi Sarah :wave:

My goodness, we're on a similar timeline. I lost my stepdad in January......we just sold my parent's home of 40 years at the end of June......got my mom moved into her new place...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By TC08
Re: living in a dementia house

Hey Depressed - got your reply. Hang in there!!
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-16-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By TC08
Re: living in a dementia house

Hey Depressed -

It sounds like you are in a very, very tough no-win situation :( Please do pursue counseling for yourself. I know throughout my journey with my stepdad's illness I was v-e-r-y...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-15-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By TC08
Re: Please.. I need help and advice

Hi Waters - Just catching up on this thread. Please do check about durable POA. You'll definitely want that paperwork in place. Also, does he have a will, a living will, any health directives?
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-12-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By TC08
Re: living in a dementia house

Hello Depressed Son -

Sorry for what you're going through. You said in your post that you're getting testing done. How far along into that process are you? Do you know if your mom has given...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,318
Posted By TC08
Re: Bewildered, heart broken, torn, angry, resentful - What to do with all these emot

Hey Chris - So sorry to hear of all that you're dealing with. It sounds like a tough situation to be sure, but it also sounds like your FIL definitely needs more care. Is there any possibility that...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-08-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By TC08
Re: Passed away

Nina - I am so very sorry to hear of your FIL's passing. You were with him every step of the way. I'll be thinking of you in the weeks to come. Please take very good care.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-18-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,406
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Been thinking about you and mom Deb. Thanks for the update. You have such a great understanding of this disease, but it's still got to be hard :(. I hope things do level off and that a new normal...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-13-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,406
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

No truer words were ever spoken! We're all thinking of you Deb :) You're doing a great job.....even when you feel like you're not......YOU ARE!!!
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-12-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,406
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Thanks for the update. Sorry she's not ambulatory, but glad she's for the most part not in pain. Oh I'm with you......GRRRRR to the sisters :mad: I got mad just reading that!

I sort of...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-12-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,406
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Hey sweet Deb -

So - how are things? Been thinking of you and your mommy :) Is she doing better?
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-07-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,406
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Oh geez Deb.....hope you're able to sleuth more information together today. I'm glad your mom doesn't seem to be in pain. Sorry for what you're going through.

Holding you close and sending big...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-04-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,406
Posted By TC08
Re: Update on Mom

Oh sweet Deb -

I am so sorry. Holding you especially close in my heart today........keep us posted.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-04-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,165
Posted By TC08
Re: Discouraged, disheartened, dispirited...

Hi All -

Sounds like your mom has rallied and is doing better. Forgive us if we seem to talk about the dying process when you're not ready to go there. I COMPLETELY understand wanting them to...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-02-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,165
Posted By TC08
Re: Discouraged, disheartened, dispirited...

Hi All -

I loved what Suzy said, so I'm including part of it here, just as another loving reminder. My stepdad had FTL and died in January. I really relate to having to make those end of life...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-29-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By TC08
Re: Comfort care

Nina - As difficult as it was to know my stepdad was in the last few days of his life, it helped to remind myself that by his being on hospice and therefore on "comfort care" we were not putting him...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-05-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,897
Posted By TC08
Re: Heartbroken Daughter.

Hey Piper -

I don't have any answers for you, but did want to reach out and let you know how very sorry I am for your loss. As the others have posted before me, puleeze don't beat yourself up!! ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By TC08
Re: New to this wonderful message board

Hi Dorothy :wave:

Just thought I'd throw in my two cents! After skilled nursing, and assisted living, neither of which worked out very well for my stepdad, we found a wonderful adult family home...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-03-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

Ahh thanks Deb! The x ray didn't show any damage. In talking further with my mom, and after the doctor examining her, I'm pretty sure it's muscular in nature. She's in a fair amount of pain and is...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-02-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

Meg - I'm a thyroid cancer survivor (which you probably know), so......I am SO HAPPY for you that it wasn't cancer! Doing happy dance over here!

Thanks for writing. Always good to hear from...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-27-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By TC08
Re: Questioning my decisions

Hi Julie :wave:

Oh honey.....sorry, so sorry for what you're going through :(. I lost my dear stepdad in January, and it is just sooooo.......hard. Crap! I'm angry for you that the nursing home...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-27-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,714
Posted By TC08
Re: new, caring for MIL with dementia please read.

Hey Cap :wave: Betcha didn't know you were going to find people who care so much about you and your situation, huh?? Well, we do!! Again, I'm with Deb! I really am very concerned for your...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-26-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,714
Posted By TC08
Re: new, caring for MIL with dementia please read.

Hey Cap - I second, and third everything Deb said :). I can already tell you are one extraordinary person to try to take on caring for your MIL on top of having 3 kids, and 3 other kids you take...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-24-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,714
Posted By TC08
Re: new, caring for MIL with dementia please read.

Hey there Cap - First of all, welcome to the board. Sorry for what you're going through, but glad you found us! There are other folks who have had more experience than I have dealing with...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

So.....remember when people used to smoke....and you'd be out at a restaurant waiting for the food to come......if someone lit up a cigarette, sure enough the food would arrive? Well....that's what...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

Thanks Deb & Martha. I deeply appreciate the support and prayers from all of you. There's nothing quite like communicating with others who understand the road you're on.

We're taking my mom on...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-23-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By TC08
Re: So many losses...

Thanks Debbie & Deb. I really appreciate all the support. I have lived with panic disorder since I was 18. I'm under a fabulous psychiatrist's care who monitors my medication and my psyche :D. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-23-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By TC08
So many losses...

Hiya -

Well, it hasn't been quite 4 months since my dear stepdad passed from dementia, and the losses seem to be stacking up. in October 2011, I found out my "bio-Dad" was diagnosed with...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-22-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,757
Posted By TC08
Re: Mum passed away...

Hi Bubble -

I haven't been on the board in awhile, so am just catching up. Please know I am so very sorry for your loss.....losses, actually. How we as caregivers get through this disease with...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 04-11-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By TC08
Re: Has it only been 2 months

Hi Judy - Glad you posted with how you're doing. It's alot you've been going through, that's for sure. I relate as it's been 3 months for me since losing my stepdad, and now we've got my mom's...
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