Our handyman - who is a good friend after so many years - was working here today and we got on the topic of my thyroid issues and he said his mother had a health problem (he thought it was cancer in her neck) before he was born and she had part or all of her thyroid removed and she took "three little white pills every day." The surgery was in about 1955 in Canada. I said did the pills look like my ERRA thyroid? And he looked and said hers were white, but flecked like mine. He thought they were the same size and shape. I highly suspect she was taking NDT since I don't think Synthroid was available then. He said she was healthy and energetic. I thought this was interesting.