This blog is not about lepidoptery. It is about another type of “butterfly” that every one of us has – the thyroid gland. More specifically, this is my blog about my life with Hashimoto thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland. If you too are affected, you might find some comfort in knowing you are not alone. I have suffered alone for many years and found that only those affected truly understand and empathise with your daily struggle. There were not many such people in my social circle and so I found myself increasingly isolated and socially withdrawn. Hashimoto’s changed me. When I became aware of this, I realised that I did not want to let it do that to me. I hope that blogging about my experience is a way to explore what I’m going through without feeling like I’m being a burden on my friends and family. And hopefully it will uncover some themes that are common to a lot of those who are affected by Hashimoto’s and provide some food for thought. Any comments are welcome.