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Wednesday December 12th 2018


Dear Thyroid Letters

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]

Thyroid, You are Sucking the Life out of Me and I Don’t Know How Much More I Can Take

Dear Thyroid, I miss you. I don’t blame you for this hell I am in, I blame the mean ‘ol immune system that attacked you! I know you fought back and tried to defend me, I know [Read]

Thyroid, Guess What, I’m Winning, Not You

Dear Thyroid, Well hello - I had no idea you and I were going to become so close... To be honest, you were a bit of a relief - I couldn't understand why I had been feeling so [Read]

Hashimoto’s, I Win!

Dear Thyroid, This past holiday has marked one year since my diagnosis of Hashimoto's/ Hypo.  I live a happy life despite you; I push to pretend that you don't even exist! [Read]

To The Bane of my Happiness

Dear Thyroid, We haven't been friends for over 13 years.  You and I struggle daily to get along.  We share a stubbornness that has built a brick wall between us.  I work out, eat [Read]

How Many More Generations Do You Want, Thyroid?

Dear Thyroid, I’ve thought about writing this letter a dozen times.   I think of lines where I thank you for making me more conscious of what food I put in my body.  I think of [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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