My Struggle and Success to Stay Positive While Struggling with TED

I admit that Graves’ disease and thyroid eye disease (TED) challenged my natural positive attitude. The symptoms are relentless and unforgiving. Graves’ wore me out with the struggle to regulate my thyroid levels with medication. Daily medication had never been a constant for me. I followed the doctor’s orders but my body didn’t cooperate…a strike against myself. Once diagnosed with TED after an exhausting two-year search, I was desperate to get my eye symptoms under control. Again, I did everything my TED advised but TED was stronger and more stubborn than me.