I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I never thought I would be joining this group, then my dr called me this morning and told me my blood results came back as having early stages of graves' disease. Can anyone help me understand this better and to know what to expect? I also have a growth on my left adrenale gland so my dr wants me to see a specialist. Anything I should know before I go?
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