Hi guys! I am the Graves Disease monster, Gravesaurus, but just call me Gravey. My favorite color is blue and my best friends are Roddy (Scleroderma monster) and Mr. T. (Trigeminal Neuralgia monster). We like to play golf ⛳️ together, but sometimes I get really hot and sweaty 🥵 and need to rest and drink lots of ice❄️water. Honestly, sometimes I feel like having Graves disease can get in the way of everything I want to do.
Here’s some things to know… Graves’ Disease is an autoimmune version of Hyperthyroidism, which means the thyroid works too hard and makes too many thyroid hormones. The thyroid is kind of like the motor of the body, ad when it goes too fast it can casue bulging of the eyes👀, weight loss, a fast metabolism, and even a tremor in the👋 hands. Sometimes the tremor is so bad I can’t even eat soup ’cause all of it has fallen off the spoon🥄 by the time it reaches my mouth. 😒
Don’t be fooled by my appearance. I actually weigh very little. My thyroid swells up, it’s called a goiter and it’s an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. That’s why I seem so big.
To sum it all up:
Represents: Graves’ Disease
Favorite Color: Pale Blue
Superpower: Can make his eyes bulge out really big
Prone to: Fatigue, weight loss, weakness
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