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Monday October 8th 2018


Dear Thyroid Letters

College Was Supposed to be the Happiest Time of my Life

Dear Thyroid, First of all, I'd like to express how deeply I hate you. Even though you're no longer with me, I still hate you with a fiery, burning passion that only Hell can [Read]

I Wish I Knew What My Thyroidectomy Will Bring…

Dear Thyroid, Well it is only two more days until we part ways. I'm not really sure what to think. They say my levels are normal, but I sure as hell don't feel normal. I had some [Read]

Dear Doctor, If I Could Change My Thyroid Cancer Story…

Dear Doctor, Did you know that 25% of women will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime? Look out into your waiting room…that means you will see at least 3 of those [Read]

A Thyroid Story

What if you could rewrite your story? How would you tell it? How would you do it over? What changes would you make? What have you learned? What was taken from you that [Read]

I Need a Thyroid Hostage Negotiator ASAP, Please

Dear Thyroid, Kindly stop holding on to me. I know our relationship has been rocky-from the very start, and that pesky Hashimoto's came between us causing trouble, but I believe that [Read]

You Ain’t so Smart, Thyroid

Don't even think for a second that you are going to get me - to bring me down. You won't win. I'm stronger and no matter what it is that you think you can throw at me - cancer, [Read]

Diagnosed with Enlarged Thyroid at Age 9

Dear Gigantic Oversize Massive Tumor infested Thyroid, I first met you when I was 9 years old. I was the youngest patient with an enlarged thyroid my doctor had ever seen. I was [Read]

Hashimoto’s, How Much More of ME do you Expect?

Dear Thyroid, I need you and you have let me down!! You have made me sicker then I have ever new was possible… You have compromised my health, my life, my sole and my mind… I have [Read]

If Only I was Struck In A Day

I woke up one mornin' with an anchor on my head and a blurrin' I was slurring my speech, like a drunk, 'cept I'll give up on talking. It's not funny, it's boring. Where am I [Read]

I’m a Young Adult, Just Graduated, Why Do I Have Thyroid Cancer?

Dear Thyroid, Thyroid, did you know that i kinda hate you a little bit? well I don't even have you after a total thyroidectomy/left neck dissection in September of 2011, but you know [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]


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