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Hi all! I left last Wednesday, and came back home on Friday. It was a very tiring trip. My daughter and I drove to Springerville, AZ, about 5 - 5 1/2 hours away, and didn't get there until late Wednesday (Oct 4th).

I met up with my best friend, and we drove out to her house. She was so good to me. She encouraged me to talk all I wanted about my Mom. I could say anything and everything to her, and that was nice. Then Thursday morning, I had my doctor's appt.

They drew blood to test my TSH levels (I have been hypothyroid for the last 7 years). I asked him about depression, and he said I still have another year left of this! We went back to my friend's house and everyone was tired, so we all took a nap.

I got up early Friday, and came back home. I was so anxious to get home. I enjoyed my time with my friend, but I really felt the need to get back home. By the time I got home, the doctor's office had called, and said my TSH levels were too high, and he raised my dosage of synthroid. IT EXPLAINED SO MUCH ! When my levels are too high, I get tired, listless, no energy, depressed...just like depression over Mom's death. So I am being dealt a double whammy...not only does my body feel run down because of my thyroid, I am also run down because of the depression!

I have been trying to write since I got back on Friday, but I couldn't. All I could do was read what everyone had been writing. I am so run down from the trip! It was nice to get away, but it was even better coming home.

I hope everyone is doing well. I missed everyone, and reading the posts, and all!

Take care, and thanks for being there!



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I am glad you are back and you had a safe trip. Well at leasst you have some answers to the reason why you have been feeling the way you have. It is so good to hear that you have a good friend that you can talk to openly about your loss, all of us need at least one person that we can talk to face to face. I have found that MSN Messenger works real well for this sometimes, because you get an instant reply instaed of having to wait. I am also on vacation in South Carolina for this week and have internet access so that I am not too disconnected from here. I can't stand to be away for more than a couple of days. Get some good sleep tonight so you will feel better in the morning.


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Welcome back and YES, we missed you! I'm so glad your trip went well and that you had a good talk with your friend. And, as Derek said, you know why you have felt so lousy physically. It is a double whammy! When my dad was sick and I was taking care of him, I got the flu, so I know that double whammy feeling! Get lots of rest.



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Hi Derek and Shell:

Thanks for the posts. I haven't been able to log on lately...I just haven't felt like using the computer. My mind seems to be elsewhere! And I am sorry for not posting in a while. I am starting to feel a little better, and that is good, but still not up to par.

Hope you enjoy yourself on your trip Derek, and drive careful!

I did find out that my friend is a really good one. We talked about my Mom and her Grandmother, as much as we both felt we needed to.

Hope everyone is doing better. I will check out the other posts and see what has been happening lately! I feel like I have been gone forever.

Thanks for being there. I appreciate it very much, and feel bad for not answering sooner!

Thanks again,


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