Hahaha

Jun. 24th, 2011 06:34 pm
[personal profile] rae_fa

Just opened my internet to see a news headline stating: [Missy Elliot fights Graves disease]  I find it hilarious that because she's a celebrity, they're treating it as if it's something as serious as cancer.  They refer to it as a 'condition' and state that Graves Disease affected "her motor skills and thyroid, before she suffered from symptoms like dizzy spells, lumps in the throat, mood swings, hair loss and bulging eyes."

I was diagnosed with Graves disease when i was 16 years old, and have been living with it for 10 years now, and it's really interesting, because to me, it's not a 'condition' and it's not as serious as cancer - it's just something that i have.  I was blessed in the respect that i didn't suffer from hair loss or bulging eyes (although they're things i have to watch out for)...however unlike Missy Elliot it destroyed my thyroid and i had to have it removed when i was 19, which resulted in a whole other load of problems.  Unlike Missy Elliot, i have to take medication for the rest of my life.

I find myself wondering whether anyone would want to write a news article about MY fight with Graves disease.  I somehow doubt it - i'm not famous.


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