January is thyroid awareness month. I had a scary experience last year when I just randomly touched my neck and felt a lump on one side. Fortunately I had a good friend who had gone through a thyroid illness, and good insurance. I immediately called on both.
My Spelman sister was there to answer questions and help keep me calm through the testing, which fortunately resulted in negative for cancer (praise the Lord) or any other type of thyroid disease. Unfortunately I could not blame my excess weight on my thyroid, but that’s another story.
I encourage you to visit Empower Your Health for information and symptoms to check for. Remember, ignoring keeps you ignorant. Inquiring keeps you informed. Have you had an experience with thyroid trouble? Do you have a story that may encourage or support someone else? If so, please feel free to share.