Last year I nearly had my remaining thyroid lobe taken out; I was almost on the operating table and my partner stopped me. 7+ years ago, I had the first lobe removed as it had grown a large multinodular goitre.
My partner has often remarked that he feels that the thyroid growth was due to me not being allowed to "speak" or to be heard in my family. I come from a very "seen and not heard" very patriarchal european upbringing. I have father issues as a result. He still does not want to hear from me. When you grow up in these circumstances it sometimes takes someone outside the family to notice things and point to the obvious!
Iodine has really saved my sanity and my health. I too have uncovered enormous amounts of information and memories that were "lost". You could say, I have been reorientated to my life!!! Iodine is nothing short of a miracle in the modern age where almost anything good has been stolen from us.