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Dear Thyroid Letters

Dear Thyroid, Thanks to you, I am Annoyed!

Hi thyroid yes it’s me. The unhappy one who thought that cold and swollen legs and feet were the only symptoms I would have to deal with. Yes that is what I thought until I was put on [Read]

The Family That <i>Graves</i> Together, Statys Together

Dear Thyroid and your partner Graves Disease We first met 14 years ago, when I was a young lad at age 8. I did not know we shared the same body until age 9. Back then, I still had no [Read]

Dear Thyroid, I am writing to apply for the position of ‘Healthy Individual’

Dear Thyroid, I am writing to apply for the position of ‘Healthy Individual’ as seen advertised in Life. I am available to begin this role at the earliest opportunity. What [Read]

The Best Had Come and You Failed Me, Yet Reinvented Me, I Think…

Dear Thyroid, This is my second time starting this message; you know, I've told this story millions of times, but generally I focus on all the things I thought you stole from me, but [Read]

Today, Tomorrow and the Next Day

Dear Thyroid, Yesterday I was sad. I sunk into depression and saw darkness. Yesterday I gained weight. I had no energy to put effort into exercising and eating [Read]

It’s Not Your Fault

Dear Thyroid.... It’s not your fault, dude.... I was pretty sure we were invincible. I’ve ran you guys pretty hard all my life. Basketball, tennis, running, daily yoga [Read]

Well, Dear Thyroid, You Certainly Know how to Spin A Girl

Dear Thyroid, I can't remember the last time you were nice to me. But what I do remember is 3 years ago when you first started to betray me. I was only a junior in college when you [Read]

Thyonderful World   by Lolly’s Cook

Lolly is one of our most prolific song writers. Nobody spins a thytune like Lolly. Moreover, Lolly tells it like it is. She'll always be straight with you - WE LOVE THAT ABOUT HER and so [Read]

Freshman Year in Thyroid College

Dear Thyroid It's very frustrating dealing with the roller coaster ride you put me on. It's frustrating that I had symptoms for 3 years, but no one noticed except for me, even though [Read]

A Week in the life of a Thyroid Patient from Katie Schwartz on Vimeo. What is your week of a thyroid patient's life look like? We hope that you will share it with us. Submit via [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]