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    As if trying to support a good friend who's dealing with one friend's suicide and another attempted one, my mother went to a doctor yesterday because she has hyperthyroidism. She needs surgery - no doubt about it. The question is when. She has some samples taken and we're waiting to hear if they're cancerous. If they are, then she'll have surgery earlier.

    Work is very busy these past few weeks, and I'm stressed and drained. Earlier this week, I was drinking at my desk while I was alone in the office. That helped me feel better - at the time. Now, my brain tells me it wasn't smart. I'm not sure how much longer I can provide support to everyone and still stay 'sane'. *sigh*

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    As if trying to support a good friend who's dealing with one friend's suicide and another attempted one, my mother went to a doctor yesterday because she has hyperthyroidism. She needs surgery - no doubt about it. The question is when. She has some samples taken and we're waiting to hear if they're cancerous. If they are, then she'll have surgery earlier.

    Work is very busy these past few weeks, and I'm stressed and drained. Earlier this week, I was drinking at my desk while I was alone in the office. That helped me feel better - at the time. Now, my brain tells me it wasn't smart. I'm not sure how much longer I can provide support to everyone and still stay 'sane'. *sigh*

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    Hi SS,

    It is important to take care of oneself before attempting to support others. Being nurturing to others is great, however, it is important to make sure you are getting the rest, nutrition, and emotional support needed to maintain your life. Taking time out for yourself can be very helpful so that you don't wear down. If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to help anyone. Please keep us posted.

    And welcome to the forum too!

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    Hi SS,

    It is important to take care of oneself before attempting to support others. Being nurturing to others is great, however, it is important to make sure you are getting the rest, nutrition, and emotional support needed to maintain your life. Taking time out for yourself can be very helpful so that you don't wear down. If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to help anyone. Please keep us posted.

    And welcome to the forum too!

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    Welcome, hon! You've got a lot on your plate, so it's no wonder you're stressed; however, your brain was telling you correctly. Drinking at work, while it might seem to make you feel better, will really just leave you more depressed and stressed out. Additionally, if someone had come in unexpectedly, such behavior could have cost you your job. Now, that would be stressful!

    I do hope your mother's tests for cancer are negative. Hyperthyroidism isn't fun but, with surgery, can be managed pretty easily.

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    Welcome, hon! You've got a lot on your plate, so it's no wonder you're stressed; however, your brain was telling you correctly. Drinking at work, while it might seem to make you feel better, will really just leave you more depressed and stressed out. Additionally, if someone had come in unexpectedly, such behavior could have cost you your job. Now, that would be stressful!

    I do hope your mother's tests for cancer are negative. Hyperthyroidism isn't fun but, with surgery, can be managed pretty easily.

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    Sorry to hear that you have all that going on, it must be really hard!

    I am always offering support to others and am finding I am not coping with it, I am slowly learning to care for myself as well. To give the best support we need to be ok ourselves (I need to take my own advise by the way).

    Heather...

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    Sorry to hear that you have all that going on, it must be really hard!

    I am always offering support to others and am finding I am not coping with it, I am slowly learning to care for myself as well. To give the best support we need to be ok ourselves (I need to take my own advise by the way).

    Heather...

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    I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's thyroid. I do understand. I lost half of mine due to a tumor21 years ago. Now need an ultra sound on the good part. No synthroid for years as it balanced itself out.

    And I understand about listening to all around you. And I'm sure they ask you not to tell anyone either, which can create more of a stress with it.

    Listen to ThatLady, she is one smart lady, take care of yourself along the way also. And please don't drink at work. This can't be good, and if you loose your job over it, that will be one more thign that will stress you out.

    Welcome to the forums, and please post anytime you need anything as someone will always be here to give you support and try to help you out.

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    I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's thyroid. I do understand. I lost half of mine due to a tumor21 years ago. Now need an ultra sound on the good part. No synthroid for years as it balanced itself out.

    And I understand about listening to all around you. And I'm sure they ask you not to tell anyone either, which can create more of a stress with it.

    Listen to ThatLady, she is one smart lady, take care of yourself along the way also. And please don't drink at work. This can't be good, and if you loose your job over it, that will be one more thign that will stress you out.

    Welcome to the forums, and please post anytime you need anything as someone will always be here to give you support and try to help you out.

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