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#1 blueyes

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:23 AM

Alexis Contin is a 27-year-old French speed skater who was diagnosed with GD in January - a month before the Olympics.  He withdrew from 2 events, but is still competing in 2 speed skating events in Sochi (10,000m and team pursuit).

 

While I'm not sure of the severity of his condition, it's nice to see a success story.  I always get excited when I find out a high-profile person has GD... we're all only human.


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27 year old female
Graves Disease
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Latest bloodwork (18 Nov 2013)
TSH: 2.490 uIU/mL (0.450 - 4.500)
T4,Free(Direct): 1.07 ng/dL (0.82 - 1.77)

Triiodothyronine,Free,Serum: 2.9 pg/mL (2.0 - 4.4)


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

Thanks for posting that!


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#3 webster2

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:47 AM

Wow, I am really impressed.  Graves really kicked my butt for a long time.  I could barely get through a day let alone carry out an Olympian's schedule.  Thanks for posting this encouraging news! 


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