I'd like to inform TUK members that Prof Rudolf Hoermann, one of TUK's medical advisers, has been diagnosed with a large though thankfully benign thyroid nodule, which has meant that half his thyroid had to be removed . So now two of your advisers have direct knowledge of thyroid malfunction, I through my wife's 47 years of Hashimoto's destruction of the gland and now Prof Hoermann himself. A great concentrator of the mind. If anyone would like to contact Prof Hoermann re this new development I can let people have his email address. But I think this should be controlled not by me but by a TUK administrator. So if you think such contact would be useful,could someone arrange so that a TUK admin person has the email address and can send it to whoever wants to communicate.