Thyroid cancer: two words that sound scary AF, right? Yet, for some people they might have it without even knowing it. Just ask this one mother, whose sore throat turned out to be something she never expected.
Kristin Freeze received a terrifying diagnosis that changed her life only a few short weeks after her son’s birth. And trust me, it’s one that I can relate too. Soon after my own daughter was born, I was shocked to find out that I had issues with my own thyroid. As a healthy woman in her late twenties, I always had the misconception that I would never have to worry about myself. I would always remain healthy and happy without a care in the world. Little did I know that my constantly cold hands, my inability to lose my post-pregnancy weight and my thinning hair were all symptoms of my hypothyroidism.
For mom Kristin, her diagnosis was worse. It all began with a scratchy cough that just wouldn’t go away, no matter what she did. At one point, she even dismissed her health woes as another care of strep throat or a sinus infection. But that wasn’t it at all.