Hi, Mary Ann! (and that's a nice name, by the way!) Thank you for your kindness, and I just want to say that it's been really nice to be able to write with you, too! I'm grateful for that, as well. Please don't feel that you need to respond to this quickly, because I realize you have many doctors' appointments this week. Yikes!!! That's a lot to go through....I know. And sometimes, you just really need to rest & get your questions in order, if you tend to write things down before going to the doctor. I do that. But I wanted to at least wish you extra-good luck and healing with all of it, and I do hope they figure out some good things to help you, in the coming days!! Yes, about "retraining our brains" to think better thoughts....I still work on that, for sure. Like, I've struggled with guilt about not being able to help my brother better, because my thyroid situation just made it hard on me, and then for my family, in general. I did what I could, but I've dealt with guilt about things like not knowing how to convince my brother to go to the doctors more, or I wasn't able to figure out sooner which thyroid tests they really should've run on him (for thyroid antibodies); that I'd just trusted the respected doctors we went to and thought they knew what they were doing.... when actually, they didn't do enough... So when I was in the Grief Share group, they had a good video about dealing with guilt. I had to play it over & over until it started to stick with me, somewhat. There's a famous businessman on there named Zig Ziglar, talking about how even though he was really successful, and he had lots of people in the US and all over the world praying for his ill daughter....none of it could save her life. He said, according to Psalms, that God decides when we're born & when we pass away....and we do what we can, but in the end, God has made the final decision. The rabbi who helped me with my brother said the same thing. It's still been really hard for me to accept, though. But playing that video over & over where Mr. Ziglar talks about this did help a lot. I still work on that, but it's better. And it really IS like retraining your brain, just like with the gratitude stuff. So, we try.... Another thing that has been helping me deal with everything is, I started a petition for better treatment of thyroid patients, in memory of my brother. I'm asking the White House for help with better & earlier testing & diagnosis of thyroid problems, better medicines & innovative treatments, more research, etc. My mom always said if you see a problem, you have to try to do what you can to fix it. So, I'm trying. No family should go through what mine did, because of thyroid. I know you've had your troubles with it, too. If you or anyone reading would like to see my petition, to possibly sign & share it, I'll put the link-- but I never get mad if someone doesn't want to sign, because I know people who just don't believe in getting involved with petitions....so, I do understand. But just in case...here's the link: https://www.change.org/ThyoidBetterTreatment That's a good saying from Mother Angelica, by the way! Yup, I get that queasy feeling, too! My faith gets shaky at times though all this, but again, we try....day-by-day, moment-by-moment. I really do like her saying. I'll have to write that one down, too! I am glad you're doing better with thyroid, and yes, the doctors don't take the adrenal connection with it too seriously, a lot of the time. Heck, they don't take thyroid in general too seriously, a lot of the time! I'm glad your thyroid supplement is helping. If you can sometime, let me know which one it is. I'd probably be too sensitive to it, especially if it has iodine in it, but I'm always curious. I am on some individual supplements, though, to help with the thyroid--most of them recommended by my thyroid doctor, like iron (he tests ferritin level for this), Vit D3, magnesium, B-complex, Vit. C. Sometimes, I even get too sensitive to these things and have to cut down on them for a while. Another challenge! Anyway, I'll end this now, so you can rest. I hope you and His Majesty, the incredible Tang, had a nice walk! And yes, I'd love to see a picture of him, when you're up to it, and can figure out how to do it! No rush, and don't stress over it, or on answering me back quickly. Another time, I'll post for you a couple of cartoons I've drawn, featuring cats who enjoy doing arts & crafts! They might give you a laugh; some people enjoy them....but I'd probably want to post them on this site's private chat feature, which I forget how to do, at the moment! Not sure if it's appropriate to post silly cartoons on a more "main page" like this. But I do think that seeing Tang might just make a lot of folks smile! So I'd say that'd be purr-fectly fine to post, right here. Take care, Mary Ann! (oh, and Sally D. is my pen-name for this site. If you do click on my petition or I post my cartoons for you later, you'll see my actual first name....which is Starr. I felt weird about posting my real name here at first, but I guess I just don't care that much, anymore!) Prayers & good thoughts sent your way!