It’s scary telling people you have chronic medical issues. We all know what it’s like to get the comments or the looks. For me, I’ve felt the judgment to be overwhelming at times. In retrospect, I wish I could get all the time and energy back that I let other people’s uniformed (and unsolicited) opinions affect me.
Because of my apprehension about what people would think, I’ve been very private about my health struggles. But that only exacerbates the isolation.
After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, and my journey to understand and treat it, I realized that it was time to share my experience with others. I hope other Hashi’s patients will know they aren’t alone, and that it’s not hopeless.