Your heart is racing, the room suddenly feels sweltering, and you can’t stop your hands from shaking. You begin to feel anxious, and you don’t know why. You hope the feeling passes, but each day you feel these same symptoms creeping back. Constant anxiety, body tremors, and increased perspiration are now a part of your everyday life. Your appetite has decreased, and you simply don’t enjoy food the way you used to. You’re losing weight without even trying, and it’s dropping fast. Something isn’t right, but you can’t fully answer the “what,” or more importantly, the “why.” This is the scenario many people face prior to being diagnosed with Grave’s disease. This month, we want to promote Thyroid Awareness by putting the spotlight on Grave’s disease, and sharing one healthcare professional’s personal journey facing her new “normal” while shining a light of hope for others fighting the same fight.