In the viral video, McKnight expressed her belief that the stress of receiving a promotion at work was to blame for her symptoms. Her drowsiness, confusion, dry skin, and brittle hair, on the other hand, were all symptoms of something more sinister.
As per the report in Independent, Mcknight has been working out and had a fit lifestyle. She said, “It was one of those things that I never thought would happen to me. I was young, fit and healthy. I’d run a half marathon, did CrossFit for three years and had no known hereditary thyroid disease in the family at all.”
“I just started to feel very tired and had loads of brain fog, but I thought it was just because of my promotion. I couldn’t get stuff done like I used to. I would have to go to work on a Sunday to catch up because my brain was so foggy,” she revealed. Ms Mcknight also started to notice her hair becoming “weirdly brittle”, while her skin grew drier,” she said explaining her symptoms.
Ms. Mcknight underwent an ultrasound and a biopsy as recommended by her doctor, which revealed that she had thyroid cancer. She was initially apprehensive to accept the diagnosis because it meant having her thyroid removed. However, she underwent a thyroidectomy in November 2014 after seeking a second opinion, then radioactive iodine ablation therapy in January to eliminate any thyroid gland remnants.
About her disease diagnosis, Mcknight said, “Thankfully my doctor recognised my symptoms as he had recently diagnosed others with thyroid cancer. He felt my neck and found a lump which I wasn’t even aware of and got the ball rolling with diagnosis.”
She finally received the all-clear a year later. To make up for her lost hormones, she was administered thyroid replacement injections.