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Jackie’s Story with Thyroid Eye Disease


I had breast cancer in 2002 and 2007. The treatment was a double mastectomy with reconstruction, chemotherapy and Herceptin for a year the second time. I was also diagnosed with a faulty gene namely TP53. In May 2010 I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid. When the radioiodine I was given in December 2010 did not work, my thyroid was removed and my eyes started to deteriorate in 2011. I was referred to the thyroid eye clinic in February 2011 and diagnosed with an early onset of Thyroid Eye Disease.

By the summer my eyes were getting worse. They were very itchy and I was given drops and lubricant by the eye clinic. By the end of that year it was very noticeable that my eyes were bulging.

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