MODS I'VE POSTED THIS IN GENERAL HEALTH BUT DIDNT GET ANY RESPONSES SO THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE THIS A GO
November last year I was diagnosed with graves disease (also known as hyperactive thyroid) and have been on carbimazole since diagnosed however my specialist keeps pushing radioactive iodine but with this treatment comes MAJOR restrictions my main problem with the restrictions is only being allowed 30mins contact within 2 mts of DD for 19 days and not being able to TTC for a min of 6 months (we were hoping to either be pg or have another bub by now ) I also cant sleep in the same bed as DH for 9 days and dont stay in hosp have to figure out arrangements for DD (really dont have anyone to look after her for the 19 days as our family either work or are sick DH cant take time off work as he wont get paid and its not fair on DD or anyone looking after her during this time)
I spoke to the nuclear specialist earlier this wk and he suggested either finding someone to look after DD and do it straight away OR wait 2 yrs until shes 4 and in kindy stay on the tablets that im on (not recommended to TTC on these either) and then it is easier for all and she will be more understanding. Therefore making at least a 5 yr age gap
He did also talk about having surgery to remove part of the thyroid which i am leaning towards alot at the moment as its pretty much my only option at the moment but i need to talk to a surgeon and there is a risk of damaging my vocal cord.
The really annoying thing about what these specialists have been saying is you're only 23 you have plenty of time to have kids but DH is 27 and is not liking the fact that it is all being kept on hold but he is very understanding. Our plan when we got married well pretty much when we met have kids young i take around 7 yrs off work then go back when kids were at school this way we are still young with our kids and kind of growing up with them in a way.
ANYWAY i guess the point of my post is to vent and ask what you would do in my situation as we are sooooooo confused and dont want to put things off much longer!
Thanks so much for listening to my ranting