Hi guys! I finally joined the gym today, 6 months after my total thyroidectomy. I've put on nearly a stone since and I'm finding it very hard to lose weight. Whilst doing the membership paperwork, I had to declare that I have no thyroid and had surgery 6 months ago. The gym manager asked me to get an all clear from my GP for peace of mind. I therefore called the GP practice and couldn't believe it when the receptionist told me that I need to pay £25 for the GP to give a letter saying I'm fit to join the gym. I thought GPs should be promoting exercise, not discourage people. I straight away said no thank you and have joined the gym anyway (at my own risk). Just can't believe the £25 charge from GP.