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Dear Thyroid
Hypothyroid Lifestyle - Mating in a Hypothyroid World - http://dearthyroid.org/hypothy...
dysfunctional thyroids, mating in a hypothyroid world, root cause of thyroid disorders, stress, hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal axis, low libido and hypothyroidism, hypothyroid lifestyle - mating in a hypothyroid world by Dr Sara Gottfried Does your brain do this? I was looking broadly at root causes, Is - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poem Using The Word: Before - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Acrostic poetry using the word BEFORE 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
Every Survivor Has A Message For You - http://dearthyroid.org/every-s...
Me, I have been able to run for now. Maybe that makes me the coward? These others before me have been in there life, only to have death knock on the door of their reality; to come for them. Do they run? Not anymore. They accept the reality and move forward, to the next arena of existence. Maybe, really, victory is not in surviving, but moving on from this. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Chronic Snarkopolist: Surrender Into Support - http://dearthyroid.org/chronic...
I realize now that I have been overly judgmental about the idea of helpless and have not really given surrender a chance. I have always thought being helpless was needy and cloying – it was a bad thing. I always thought of helpless as bad words- like pathetic, loser, useless. Words you use to judge yourself as less than capable. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poem Using the Word: BEFORE - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Acrostic poetry using the word BEFORE 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
A Letter to my Ex-Thyroid - http://dearthyroid.org/a-lette...
was filling with blood, just being told I had cancer on my 21st birthday, I really did feel like the luckiest gal in the world. Thanks Doc ! He then told me that Big “C” was localized in the left lobe and because the right lobe looked good, they decided to leave half of you in. He also told me we needed to discuss treatment options. Treatment options- a wonderful birthday gift. This was the best birthday ever! - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
The Gland That Can Will Never Be Grand - http://dearthyroid.org/the-gla...
I guess you left me to make me a better person, not bitter! You left me so I could see how a hair net actually works! And you have also made me more aware of my own body. I have learned how to be a strong advocate for myself when it comes to dealing with health insurance companies. The occasional body aches, as well as spacey thoughts are something I have learned to accept. I’m sure you would deny any part of that, right? - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Comments of the Day: October 4, 2010 - http://dearthyroid.org/comment...
Sometimes we all need a lifeline and, especially when we don't know it. Out of left field, a missive, a voice, a note, a letter, a rant, a whatever; tosses an orange ring into our corner and says I hear it in your voice, what's wrong? Or I read your rant, your letter, your comment and the tear ducts well up. Before we know it, we've vomited everything that's been burning inside our heart, mind and body. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Today, we are going to be writing mini Dear Thyroid Letters in one sentence blurbs, in comments. Here are a few sentences to fill in the blanks I am so_____ I could absolutely _____ Why, Dear Thyroid, must you ______ I am desperate to ___ - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
This Week's Word for Acrostic Poetry Is... BEFORE - http://dearthyroid.org/this-we...
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
My Current Misery, Thyku by Mike Wilson - http://dearthyroid.org/my-curr...
Mike Wilson has written a haiku about the symptoms of this thyroid disease and how it's affecting his life. Thyroid symptoms in men are equally horrific as they are in women. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers - Part X - Aftermath – or the other Shoe - by HD - http://dearthyroid.org/triple-...
Having been through and survived all the treatments, now is the time to ask, questions like: How does follow up work? What do I need to do? When will I be cured? Or better, will I ever be cured? - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poetry Using the Word: ILLNESS - 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
Fight or Flight, Which One Are You? - http://dearthyroid.org/fight-o...
Wisdom to know the difference between when our family and friends are bitching about how annoying our disease is and when they are sharing the indelible imprint its had on their lives. Wisdom to be able to say, talk to me. I want to hear what you have to say, even if it kills me, because I love you that much. Wisdom to know the difference between a good doctor and a doctor that isn’t a fit for us. Wisdom to advocate for ourselves. Wisdom to know the difference between berating ourselves and taking responsibility. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Fat Thigh-roid Woes: Eat, PLAY, Yawn. - http://dearthyroid.org/fat-thi...
**Update: Let me just start out by saying I’ve unplugged myself from the Matrix. I, Nicole Wells, have done the unthinkable and thrown out my scale. Tossed it into the dumpster, and RELEASED myself from it’s stifling embrace. No longer shall I be chained to a number that hasn’t changed in two weeks, and entertaining a dead end relationship with an asshole that reports bad news when I’m expecting to hear something sweet. It’s done. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poem, Using The Word: ILLNESS - http://dearthyroid.org/acrosti...
Acrostic poems in honor of INVISIBLE ILLNESS WEEK took off like wildfire. Each submission was simply delicious, haunting, beautiful and funny. Every time you write about your disease and share it with this community, you remind us that we're not alone and that we've walked a similar mile. You bring us together and you create awareness for a disease that has limited to no recognition. We are changing this. YOU ARE CHANGING THIS - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Why He's, He's, He's HYPOMAN! - http://dearthyroid.org/why-hes...
My thyroid and I have a love/hate relationship. The kind you can only have with those people who totally get you. I have tried everything to turn it into a loving relationship. The problem I have is that it is an unequal friendship; my thyroid holds all the aces and is not shy in reminding me of this fact. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poem Submission, Using The Word: ILLNESS - 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 ILLNESS. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Note to Self: Stop Attacking Thyroid - http://dearthyroid.org/note-to...
What I see most often among women with autoimmune thyroiditis is palpitations (due to their thyroid getting stimulated by the antibodies). Some women have a lovely yin/yang flip between depression/fat/exhausted/no libido/can’t crap to anxiety/can’t sleep/palpitations. Others have swelling of their thyroid – diffuse, mild enlargement as the gland fills with white blood cells called lymphocytes. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Pearls of Tumors Draped Inside My Neck - http://dearthyroid.org/pearls-...
When I woke up, I had several bandages on my neck, didn’t want to wake up, wanted to sleep, but the nurses were trying to make me take a medication. I felt horribly sick and got sick literally and fell out of my chair coughing and feeling worse. I threw the medicine cup at those nurses and my mom had to help me back in my chair. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Recognizing Thyroid Cancer Survivors: A Celebration of Survivorship - http://dearthyroid.org/recogni...
Thyroid cancer is neither good nor easy. Dear Thyroid recognizes this and wants to celebrate all survivors who choose to be recognized for enduring this cancer. We invite you to join us in a show of support for these survivors. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Could My Thyroid Cancer Be Environmental? - http://dearthyroid.org/could-m...
I have three close friends who have all had thyroid cancer. We are not only socially close, but close in age and geographically. Hmmm. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Acrostic Poetry Using the Word: ILLNESS - 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
Life Redefined: Making Thyroid Cancer Personal - http://dearthyroid.org/life-re...
In the previous two installments of this column (here and here), I’ve shared with you statistics about thyroid cancer. I shared those with you because numbers can be powerful. Seeing a number that tells us how fast the incidence of thyroid cancer is growing is eye-opening. Seeing a number that tells us how many people are expected to die from thyroid cancer this year alone makes us want to invoke change. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
There is always hope that this new combo of meds will work. But, hope is getting dimmer. I am tired of waiting for things to improve, only to have it worsen. The worst is that my family believes that if I just tried harder, ate better, or walked more, I would feel so much better. That I am becoming a hypochondriac and just don’t care anymore - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
This Week's Acrostic Poem Word: ILLNESS (September 27, 2010) - http://dearthyroid.org/this-we...
 his week's word is: ILLNESS. Please write and submit as many poems as you wish. Keep writing. Keep submitting. The more we write, the more we learn about ourselves and our diseases. In addition, we learn that we aren't alone. And, we send a very clear message to those who don't understand thyroid disease and cancer - IT'S REAL. IT'S SERIOUS. IT'S LIFE CHANGING. Every letter, shout, rant, rave, et al, are testaments of what each patient goes through and how unique every single one of us are. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Oh, Under Active Thyroid, Allergies, Too? - http://dearthyroid.org/oh-unde...
Well, I learned something new today, that when you have an underactive thyroid, your allergies kick your butt! I was explaining to the doctor, my new symptoms, and one was the way my allergies are kicking me hard. At least now I know it isn’t all in my head when a blade of grass triggers the rash and itching. It now explains the congestion in my lungs, to where my ribs hurt. Why didn’t someone tell me about this before? - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Triple Whammy or How to Cope with Multiple Cancers - Part VIIII - What If? - by HD - http://dearthyroid.org/triple-...
Late at night you really, really wish to be so very positive and up-beat about all this, but these morbid thought are creeping into your conscience from way back of your head. - You try to shake them, you push back, you try to drown them out, and you struggle very gallantly; - but sometimes these feelings are just too darn powerful, especially in your current, multiple cancer fighting, state. - Needless to say, these thoughts of dying are mightily scary; though we all know, that some day will be our last. - Only difference for a person like me, with multiple cancers, - is that you intellectually know, that very clearly your are now at a much heightened risk of not making it. - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
"Today, I had my yearly exam with my primary care physician, and he’s scared. All the medications I’m on could kill me. I could slip right into a coma. He told me flat out that right now, I’m dying. So surviving cancer is causing me to die from diabetes. If I quit the Synthroid and Cytomel, my diabetes will be back under control, but then, well, we all know what happens without Synthroid - Dear Thyroid
Dear Thyroid
Fat Thigh-roid Woes: Strong Like Taurus - http://dearthyroid.org/fat-thi...
I’ve been trying to shed this extra weight, and it’s been slow going. 8lbs in almost two months. I work out like a maniac, eat healthier than a personal trainer, and the scale hates me. Maybe I am gaining muscle, but so what? Get lost, FAT on my ASS. I look like I’ve had five kids, and in reality, I have NONE. Moving on… - Dear Thyroid
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