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Dear Thyroid
To Know You is to Hate You - http://dearthyroid.org/to-know...
Scott, I am sorry, my thyroid is messing up our marriage. I know you love me despite the issues my thyroid is causing. Please forgive my thyroid. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
So to me butterflies remind me of this change, metamorphous , if you will. We can see this either as an illness or we can see this as a better understanding of love, life and what's important. It's really more than what we look like. It's being who we are at the core. And knowing we are Real. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
That Would Be Thyroid Hair - http://dearthyroid.org/that-wo...
Isn’t it enough that we have to manage bone-crushing fatigue and weight gain as part of the pretty picture of hypothyroidism? Why add insult to injury with the dry, straw-like stuff on my head that keeps falling out? A patient of mine divulg - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poetry Using the Word FANTASTIC by Lolly - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Acrostic poetry is our way of reminding Invisible Illness Week, among other sites that thyroid diseases, conditions and thyroid cancers ARE invisible. Every time we write and submit a poem sharing our experience of our diseases, irreverently, humorously, or seriously, we let the world know, HEY, HI, GUESS WHAT, WE'RE NOT INVISIBLE. This is what our disease is doing to us! What's invisible about that?! - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Oh, Thyroid, Its Cocktail Time -- Whoop-Whoop -- <i>Not</i> - http://dearthyroid.org/oh-thyr...
So, I called my mother, and I drank four beers, (not at the same time) (but I didn’t get any chips, and I was too aggravated by the whole fuckin everything to cook a casserole). But lah-dee-dah, four beers later I felt better than I’d felt in a week. You’re a “little alky”, as they say. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Chronic Snarkopolist: Danger and Beauty in Feeling - http://dearthyroid.org/chronic...
I have been thinking a great deal what was said between us. I remember chiding him a bit - telling him that vulnerability is part of life even. But then I had a conversation with someone else. He does some cancer work and palliative care. He's very cool. I adore him because he says his wife is his hero. Men like that MELT ME to my core because I so want a partner who says that about me! This guy said that there is "danger and beauty in feeling." And how we could “all share our beauty to make each other happy.” - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poetry Using the Word FANTASTIC by Linny - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Acrostic poetry using the word FANTASTIC as a statement that thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers, and autoimmune disorders unrecognized by invisible illness organizations and websites, are IN FACT INVISIBLE and must be recognized as such. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Healing Through Cancer: A Message From Every Survivor - http://dearthyroid.org/healing...
Lets look, Cancer of whatever form has become a culture that when you are inducted in, it does not ask your age, your gender, your sexual preference. It does not care. Cancer can really take a person’s character flaws and magnify them. Or, in some cases, mend them. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poetry Using the word ENOUGH by Deb - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Acrostic Poems are Dear Thyroid's way of letting the world know that thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers are, in fact invisible illnesses and should be recognized as such. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poem Using the Word ENOUGH, by Ria - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Dear Thyroid is using acrostic poetry, choosing a new word each week to remind the good folks at Invisible Illness Week, among others, that thyroid disease and thyroid cancer ARE INVISIBLE ILLNESSES. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Oh, Dear Thyroid Cancer, You Think you’re In Charge, Really?! - http://dearthyroid.org/oh-dear...
Actually as a young girl, I admired Mme Curie a lot, so back then I imagined she'd be a great ally while we were trying to nuke you out of my system. On the other hand, and in some distorted way, it all makes sense. You're a part of me. You're feisty. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Fat Thigh-roid Woes: Steadfast Solitude - http://dearthyroid.org/fat-thi...
unknowingly used this person as an escape from my disease. As a means to not deal with it. As a way to escape the severity of my symptoms. Some people think the cure-all to any disease or ailment is to take on a relationship because almost everyone I know is TERRIFIED of being alone. I’m here to tell you that if you’re single and are severely ill with thyroid disease, DON’T take on a relationship if you can avoid it. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid, Dear Cancer, Dear Everything, Go AWAY - http://dearthyroid.org/dear-th...
I do love you because you inspire me to do what I want to be, but I hate you because you gave me so much pain and have killed and touched the people that I love. So please stay away and have a good day. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Comments of the Day: October 14, 2010 - http://dearthyroid.org/comment...
we are a new family and we are walking together as we navigate our way through living alongside illness. With every word that you write, you’re supporting this community. Every letter that you submit reminds someone else they are not alone. Every rant and rave reminds us all that we are in this together. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poetry, Using the Word: ENOUGH, by Keira - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Acrostic poetry using the word ENOUGH as a statement that thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers, and autoimmune disorders unrecognized by invisible illness, are IN FACT INVISIBLE and must be recognized as such - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Too Tired to Jump Your Bones - http://dearthyroid.org/too-tir...
While libido is the most complex symptom that I work with by far, it often has biological determinants along with the more nuanced emotional pieces of couple connectivity, negotiation of sexual boundaries and divergent need/desire. In fact, 70% of low libido is due in part to a hormonal imbalance. For a questionnaire on the most common types, go here. Then again, low libido is usually multi-factorial. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Hashimoto, It's Time We Had A Heart to Thyroid - http://dearthyroid.org/hashimo...
My Dear Cunning Hashimoto Thyroid. You are a master of disguise, but I know who you are. You took hold of me and now will not let go, but you try to hide. You have fooled the doctors but you cannot fool me. The degrees of pain in which you have a hold on me are relentless but yet you pretend to be someone else. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poem Using The Word: ENOUGH, by Amanda - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Acrostic poetry using the word ENOUGH as a statement that thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers, and autoimmune disorders unrecognized by invisible illness, are IN FACT INVISIBLE and must be recognized as such - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
And That's The Story Of... That's The Glory Of... Graves - http://dearthyroid.org/and-tha...
Isn't it strange how I didnt even konw you existed until last march when I was diagnosed with Grave's ! but now we know each other quite well of course....I was feeling all wrong long before that, I had no idea that there was a mean gland in my neck that could do all this.....all of sudden I felt hot all the time my face covered with sweat -u know how fun that is- - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Comment of the Day: October 12, 2010 - And Family - http://dearthyroid.org/comment...
For better or worse, we are a family. Though we have not joined this family by choice (the jacked thyroid club); and though it was born out of frustration, we have found camaraderie. Thyroid cancer, thyroid autoimmune disease and thyroid conditions, among other things, have forever bound us to a each other. When a family member speaks up, as this one has today: "I remember not having to take a pill everyday,being able to lose weight, always had energy, felt like I could take on the world", we need to celebrate the courage it took to write these words. We need to remind her that she isn't alone, and that we have felt or are feeling this way, too. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Life Redefined: <i>Feeling is Healing</i> - http://dearthyroid.org/life-re...
I have cancer. Nothing about that exactly screams festive and therefore I don’t wear my party hat all the time. For me to actually live my life, I find facing reality head-on to be more cathartic. Right after I was diagnosed with cancer, I didn’t want to be surrounded with choruses of “Cheer Up, Charlie.” I wanted to CRY and I wanted friends and family to cry with me. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poetry Using the Word: ENOUGH, Written by HD - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Acrostic poetry using the word ENOUGH as a statement that thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers, and autoimmune disorders unrecognized by invisible illness, are IN FACT INVISIBLE and must be recognized as such - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Pets, Thyroid, Haikus, And... Ya Know - http://dearthyroid.org/pets-th...
Men are afflicted with thyroid disease just as intensely as women are. In fact, their lives are as interrupted as womens. The misconception that men don't get thyroid disease or that it doesn't affect them as deeply is incorrect. Mike's Haiku is about his dog and how running and playing with his dog affects him. Please reach out and connect with him in comments. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Comments of the Day: October 11, 2010 - http://dearthyroid.org/comment...
As a community; we submit letters and other literary works (thyroid shouts, rants/raves, acrostic poems, and more, including literary games). By doing so, we share our stories, for healing, education and awareness. In addition, we connect in comments. We remind each other that there is someone on the other end reaching out. Not because they have to. Rather, they want to. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Today's literary health game is super fun! We're asking you to finish this sentence, "I remember". Anything goes; stream of conscious writing, recent or past memories; whatever you want. Just write your hearts and glands out, in comments. Express - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poetry, Week of October 11, 2010 - Word: ENOUGH - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
This week's word for acrostic poetry is ENOUGH. Please submit your entries to Katie. What have you had enough of? What isn't enough? What does enough mean to you as it pertains to your thyroid condition, autoimmune disorder or cancer? What role does 'enough' play in your life and how does that make you feel? Please let us know - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
My Darling, My Best Friend, My Thyroid - http://dearthyroid.org/my-darl...
What I am hearing from you these past several years is: ACHY muscles, hair loss, eyebrow loss, dry skin, weight gain (of course!), fatigue, "staring at the wall" (since my brain is too fogged out to do much else), nasty ridges on my nails, cranky mood, and let's end this list with my favorite - constipation. - Dear Thyroid
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Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poem Using the Word: BEFORE - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Invisible Illness is quite serious. Over 49MM people in the US have an invisible illness. The list excludes individuals with thyroid cancers and thyroid diseases. It is my wish and my hope that we continue raising awareness for invisible illness by continuing to write Acrostic Poems throughout the year, so that WE make the list next year. PLEASE KEEP WRITING AND SUBMITTING, using the word INVISIBLE. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Hey Shemndo, Goit On This - http://dearthyroid.org/hey-she...
You tell me that my TSH and FT4 levels are the same as they’ve been over the last 4 years and they are in the normal range. I ask what the numbers are. You show me the computer monitor which has an excel spreadsheet with just the numbers (TSH=.40, FT4=1.68, and the antibodies results). - Dear Thyroid
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