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Natasha’s Story – Hyperthyroidism

Natasha completed the London Marathon in 2019 after undergoing total thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid gland) 18 months earlier to treat her Graves’ disease. In her candid blog, Natasha recounts the highs and lows of her journey with what she refers to as her ‘now non-existent thyroid.’

As I awoke to the noise of my alarm, I pushed snooze as fast as I could to get back to that all-important sleep as if it were just another normal day. Although this was not another normal day this was Marathon day.

Months of training, running in all weathers rain or shine. Trying out new classes to make sure that every muscle had a workout. Making sure that not only I could run but I was strong enough to do the distance. As the distances increased, the new aches and pains, and worry if they would last, or if in fact I had done some damage and would not be able to get to the start, also increased.