Today’s Hashimoment: When It Affects Someone You Love

Today’s Hashimoment concerns learning that someone close to you has the disease.

Genetic Component

There definitely is a genetic component to Hashimoto’s and sometimes its harder to hear that a family member has been diagnosed than learning about it yourself.

Recently, a close family member was diagnosed with this and I have to say it seems to have hit me harder than my own diagnosis.

Sometimes, it’s easier to get news like that for yourself than for someone you love. I don’t know why exactly, but maybe it comes from wanting to protect them and save them from suffering.

Don’t Mess With the People I Love

I feel like I can handle most anything, but when I see someone else is hurt by this disease I feel a little more powerless and a little more defensive.

It can really make me angry and want to lash out. But who do you lash out at?

I’ve been mad at God, mad at fate and mad at the universe. Wondered why, wondered if I had failed to do something I should have.

I don’t want them to go through it. I’d much rather it were just my burden. The good news is we have each other and we have all the accumulated wisdom and experience of dealing with this to bring to bear and to share.

But, I sure wish it was something I could have prevented instead.

Hindsight Is 20/20

Of course, hindsight is 20/20. If I knew several years ago what I know now, I would have done a number of things differently. But I wouldn’t know what I know now if I hadn’t gone through all of this.

We all have our journeys and we all have to go through what we go through. I’m grateful we have each other.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, people. Please comment below.




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