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Dear Thyroid Letters

WTF, Thyroid?!

Dear Thyroid, You sure are a real monkey-wrench. What I really mean to say is for lack of better terms and tact; fuck you. Until I scarily got diagnosed with the fact that you were [Read]

What’s Next, Dear Thyroid?

Dear Thyroid I was born in the north west of Tasmania (Australia) which has low iodine levels in the soil, and come from a family (on both sides) with thyroid history. I guess I was [Read]

Can’t Connect the Dot Symptoms

Dear thyroid, I am 19. Been diagnosed since Feb 2012. Complete contradiction. It's funny because its been 2 years in Feb since I've been diagnosed. Why is that funny? Easy, I do not [Read]

Thyroid Disease: Future Catalyst of the Zombie Apocalypse

Dear Thyroid, Poor gal.  You just weren’t cut out for this, were you?  Unfortunately your skill set no longer fits with the requirements of the job, and we will have to supplement [Read]

Dear Thyroid: It’s Not Just ‘I’m Tired’

When my thyroid symptoms started (before I knew it was you causing these issues dear thyroid), I first noticed the joint pain.  I’m a runner, so it makes sense I noticed that first.  [Read]

At 17, I Have More Moxie Than My Thyroid

My Dearest Thyroid, Sometimes I just get fed up with you. You have made me lose half of my hearing. You make me hurt all over my body, those aches and pains an old person would [Read]

Happy Thyversary!

Dear Thyroid, Happy anniversary. It's been a full year since I first found out about you. I still don't even know everything about you, but I'm learning. It wasn't easy dealing with you [Read]

Farewell Thyroid

Dear Thyroid: Remember the days when we worked together like a well-oiled machine? You responded to my every need 24 hours a day, keeping me feeling healthy and happy. It makes me sad [Read]

Oh, Body of Mine, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!

My dear body, You betrayed me. I did everything I knew to take care of you – daily yoga, green smoothies, good essential fats, acupuncture, you-name-it. It didn’t matter. You [Read]

And, the Academy Goes to… My Thyroid!

Dear Thyroid, You sure do like the spotlight, don’t you? As you well know, you’re such a complicated little organ that it wouldn’t do to visit just any old doctor.  No.  [Read]

Dear Thyroid Columns

Thyroid Disease Documentary: SICK TO DEATH!

Dear Thyroid Community, A documentary is being made about Thyroid Disease!  Directed by Maggie Hadleigh-West, Sick to Death!  seeks to break the silence around the suffering that [Read]

Los Angeles, CA Newly Diagnosed or Treated Thyroid Cancer Patients, Please Participate

Dear Thyroid Community- A truly wonderful opportunity has come to pass. The shoot date is this Saturday 8/9, so I know it's short notice. However, the show "THE DAILY HELPLINE" is [Read]

Join the Discussion

March 9, 2014 Dear Thyroid Bracelets Update

First, a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone's patience, support and, well, patience, patience, patience, patience. I could not be more grateful to you for that. I know this has been a [Read]

Announcing the Winner of the I Heart Guts Win A Plushie Thyroid Contest

Congratulations to SAM for winning the I Heart Guts plushie thyroid! Everyone submitted such beautiful, gut-wrenching, funny and clever acrostic poems. Please keep those cards and [Read]

Meet-ups & Guest Bloggers

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, [Read]

Super Sunday’s

Super Sunday's are here!! The goal is to make every third Sunday of the month a Meet Up day!! This way if you can't make it one month, you know another Meet Up is just around the corner! [Read]