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Fat Thigh-roid Woes: Goodbye Graves!

Post Published: 18 February 2011
Category: Column, Fat Thigh Roid Woes, Graves Disease Symptoms Column
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Dear All at DT, it has come time for me to bid you farewell.

I’ll tell you why…

It’s time for me to move on from Graves and living in the Graves World.  I want to put this whole mess behind me, and remember G with fond and bitter memories, therefore, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to live in Graves Disease Land on a weekly basis.  I sincerely feel it’s healthier for me to move on mentally, and that was difficult to do when I have to write about it.  Also, I’m looking into pursuing something new with where I’m going with my writing, and the stars are aligning ever so sweetly for me.

I still have a lot of work to do with my health, my mind, and my everything – closing the Graves chapter will help tremendously.

While it fucked my body up, it brought me to a new understanding of where life can and will lead.

It also brought me to all of you here at this wonderful community, and for that I am grateful.  I’m still keeping my email address – nicole@dearthyroid.org and I want you to use it.  Please email me your stories, your rants and raves, or even just to say hello.  While I might not be writing weekly, I’m still here to listen and keep in touch.

I want to thank Katie for giving me this opportunity, she has no idea how much healing has come from being able to share my thoughts and stories with all of you these past nine months, and I’ll be forever grateful for her support – she rocks!

While we may feel like we’re not lucky in the grand scheme of things by having to deal with this disease, we’re incredibly blessed to be a part of a such an amazing and supportive group of people here.  Silver lining ya’ll!

I hope each and every one of you finds health, balance, and happiness.  Start by taking yourselves out on a well deserved date.  Wine and dine your inner child.

I’ll miss writing for DT, but I’m looking forward to what the future brings.  Thank you all for being so amazing and supportive!

Love to you all!


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5 Responses to “Fat Thigh-roid Woes: Goodbye Graves!”

  1. Amanda says:

    I will miss you, your articles and support here. You helped me more than you will ever know. Thank you for what you shared with us all, it was priceless.


    • Nicole Wells says:

      Dear Amanda,

      I will miss you too! Thank you so much for cheering me on, I hope I was able to do the same for you. You’re the best!



  2. Nicole, thank you SO MUCH for all you have shared with this community. Your weekly columns will surely be missed, but I wish you nothing but success as you move forward with your life.

    Lots of love,

  3. Lauren says:

    Stick me in a grave at 18?

    thats me. I completely understand where you are coming from. I have drifted from the DT world for the same reason. I came back today because an old friend of mine from high school ran across my letter while researching for a grad paper. She was amazed of what she had learned and thought that i had just “let my self” go and it was college that made me different. We talked for a long time and have renewed our old friendship.

    It is a long struggle, but im in it for the long run with you. Every morning when i wake up to that little pill, i toast to all the love/haters out there.

    So tomorrow, to you amanda, good luck on the rest of your journey. Cant wait to catch up a little more later on but for now, i have a history paper to write!


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