Hyperthyroidism and me – Blogs 1,2 and 3

This is a departure from my usual updates on my business, it is what journalists hate to do most of all, writing about themselves. I have chosen to write this blog because someone out there is going through exactly what I am; they have an undiagnosed overactive...

Blog 4 – Hyperthyroidism

Here is the latest instalment in my bizarre experience of being diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. As I await my next appointment with the consultant, I have endured yet another blood fiasco. You really couldn’t make it up. Undeterred I succeeded in getting...

Blog 5 – Hyperthyroidism

Good news! I have waited quite a while to feel so upbeat and feel like I have been waiting years to be so positive. An optimist always looks on the bright side of life and yet I feel as though I have been stuck at the bottom of a very dark hole. Like the frog in the...

Blog 6 – Hyperthyroidism

My journey through Graves Disease continues as sadly I have not succeeded in conquering the dreaded illness yet. I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid gland in February and have been making regular trips to the consultant and doctor’s surgery for blood...

Blog 8 – Operation over!

So that’s it – all done. The butterfly shaped gland that caused me so much trouble has now been incinerated and I doubt I will ever know why I joined this merry-go-round. My thyroid has, I am guessing, been incinerated and with its removal from my body I...

Blog 9 – six months on and going strong

What a six months it has been since I was operated on and my thyroid disappeared into an incinerator.I have written this reflective piece because it has been a bit of a roller coaster ride but I hope an inspirational one too. The blog is printed below or click the...