New York City Dear Thyroid Meet Up – Who is in?
My name is Catrina. I was diagnosed with Graves Disease and nodules near the thyroid August of 2011. At the age of 24 I was just like any other 20 something year old…I love to shop, hang with friends, I live on my own and I am enjoying my life as an independant woman. The diagnosis stopped me in my tracks because I knew nothing about it. I was ashamed and I didnt want anyone knowing because I didnt want people taking pitty on me or thinking I was disgusting (once people hear the word “disease,” they swear your contagious). I also didnt want to be treated differently…. I went to my nuclear medicine appointments by myself, and my sonogram alone. It honestly was the hardest thing I’ve had to do in my life to date.
I had and still have days where I don’t wanna take my meds because of how they make me feel or how heavy I seemed to be getting. I went through a stint of severe depression. Now I am starting to understand, and little by little accept the illness. I started looking for groups that explained more or brought more awareness and that’s when I found Dear Thyroid. I think it would be great and fulfilling to be able to go to support group with others like me or those who have been through this. I am reaching out from NYC…..there’s billions of places to meet and chat. Even with the nice weather coming parks are always great. If anyone knows of any support groups in NY let me know.
Please contact Katie@DearThyroid.org, so I can connect you with Catrina for a meet-up in NYC. Let’s come together offline for some great support.
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