It's a slow climb to feeling better after being hypothyroid for so long, and the side effects of the radioactive Iodine don't make it any easier. I think there are levels you pass through to try to get back to normalcy, and I think Dante would appreciate the comparison:
pooThis morning I would put myself somewhere between a functional human and the "old me". I'm still tired, and I still have a list of hypo complaints, but I'm feeling better.
the "old you" you remember
And sometimes better is the most beautiful word in the dictionary.
*Maslow would probably argue that few of us ever achieve "normalcy", especially if he knew my family.