I was diagnosed with Hashimotos at 28. Even at 46 it’s still an on-going battle. I can’t imagine what it would be like for a professional athlete. It’s a very frustrating condition.
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I have gone back and forth on whether or not to share this video for days now. I finally came to the decision to go forward with it for one reason in particular: My experiences will always be mine. I can’t change whether or not I have experienced them in their entirety. But what I can change is whether or not people can learn from my experiences and mistakes, and maybe help themselves as a result. I can’t change my truth but I can help others with theirs. By choosing to omit this huge part of my life from my ‘story’ I am doing myself a disservice by carrying this burden; and I am doing others a disservice by preventing that connection over shared struggles and shared resources and support. I hadn’t been ready to share this story until I realized that by not doing so I was preventing myself from growing and moving onto a better path. For anyone what’s wanted to know what’s gone on with me since 2018 (and long before), here it is. All I ask is that you listen to the whole story before passing judgement. Be well. — Ellen