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PERSONAL STORIES

This is where you can learn about the personal stories of people affected by Thyroid disorders and listen to ATF medical advisors speak on a variety of thyroid subject matters.

Please note, to read these stories you have to be logged in as a member.


THE THYROID AND THYROID CANCER

‘Listen to Professor Stan Sidhu – Endocrine Surgeon – ATF Medical Advisor, speak to Steve Price – Health Matters on 2GB Radio about The Thyroid and Thyroid Cancer’
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GRAVES DISEASE

‘ATF Medical Advisor, Clinical Associate Professor Mark Sywak speaks to Jasmin Noone – SBS Online about Graves’ Disease.’
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HASHIMOTO'S DISEASE

‘ATF CEO Beverley Garside and Principal Medical Advisor, Professor Creswell Eastman speak to Yasmin Noone – SBS Online about Hashimoto’s Disease.’
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MAY IS THYROID AWARENESS MONTH.

Click on the radio links below and share these important messages with your friends and colleagues to help raise awareness of thyroid health management. 

Thyroid Cancer Radio CSA - 45 Seconds

Thyroid and Pregnancy CSA - 45 Seconds

Hypothyroid Hashimotos Disease CSA - 45 Seconds

Hyperthyroid Graves Disease CSA - 45 Seconds


MEGAN STENDEBACH'S STORY

In the first week of hypo hell my symptoms gave to me the need for a really great nap. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


MY GRAVES' DISEASE JOURNEY

Three Member Stories in previous editions of Thyroid News have been of particular help to me in my journey with Graves’ Disease. They threw very useful light on some aspects that puzzled me – I wanted to better understand what had happened.  (simply click the image to the left to hear more)


MY CANCER SCARE

These three words, along with that burning feeling that starts somewhere in your stomach and consumes your whole body, and is almost instantaneously followed by a cold sweat, stopped my world. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


MY THYROID NIGHTMARE

My second fifty five years began in 1985 with an unwanted holiday down on the farm – the ‘funny farm’ that is. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


MY STORY

On the 27th March 2003 I went to my local doctor for a check up on my neck after receiving whiplash during a work related incident. My doctor sent me for an ultrasound. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


CLAIRE HOOPER'S STORY

I was 25, working on a kids’ theatre show and one day before a show, looking in the mirror in my backstage dressing room, I noticed my throat looked puffy around the bow tie area. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


GRAVES DISEASE - MY STORY

I am a member of The ATF and I’m 38 years old. I am a Clinical Nutritionist who specializes in Homotoxicology, Vibrational Medicine, Clinical Infertility and Pathology. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


RUBY'S STORY - CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM

Our daughter Ruby was born on October 14th 2008. Our fourth child, we were so excited to have a little girl, after 3 beautiful boisterous boys! The excitement and the amount of pink everywhere was unbelievable! (simply click the image to the left to read more)


MY THYROIDECTOMY EXPERIENCE

I am 38 years old and have had a thyroid that hasn’t worked properly since I was born. It didn’t get picked up till I was 2. I was told I had a goitre but they were unsure why. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


BREE'S STORY

My name is Bree Amer. At the age of 21, I was at the point where I reached a cross roads in my life and was bored with the everyday drag and getting up going to the same job. (simply click the image to the left to hear more)


JEMA'S STORY

In March 2010, I was 32 years old, married with two beautiful small children. I worked, caught up with friends, saw family and lived a normal life. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


JULIE'S STORY

Just a little history on me before I tell my story of how I found out about and overcame thyroid cancer. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


ROSETTA'S THYROID JOURNEY

Knowing what I know now, I started having symptoms when I was around 20 years old. I always had aching legs. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


MADELEINE'S THYROID JOURNEY

I have been inspired to share my thyroid story after reading many superbly articulated personal accounts in Thyroid News. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


MY THYROID/COELIAC JOURNEY

I was 8 years old when my mother gave me some news that devastated my whole being. This news I am sure triggered my auto-immune disease. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


A MOTHER'S ANGUISH

I am writing to share my son’s struggle. Chris was born on the 27th June 1996, normal delivery at 38 weeks, weighing 7lb 10ozs. (simply click the image to the left to read more)

LIVING WITH THYROID AUTO IMMUNE-DISEASE

As I have been President of The ATF since 1998, I have spent a lot of time talking to members and helping them to improve their thyroid health through ATF information, guiding them to ATF Medical Advisors, recommending thyroid testing. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


THE HORROR OF GENERIC MEDICATION

My thyroid journey began almost twenty years ago, when, in my early thirties, I developed Graves Disease. This alone was a very arduous few years for me and my family. (simply click the image to the left to read more)


MY JOURNEY

I have no idea how my thyroid problems all started or when. I guess about 10-12 years ago I started to notice changes in myself and I always suspected that it was my thyroid, given the limited information I have researched (simply click the image to the left to read more)

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