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International Thyroid Awareness Week: Extend The Sisterhood

Post Published: 25 May 2009
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Category: Dear Thyroid News, Dear Thyroid News and Updates, Thyroid Patient Resources
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Ladies!,   Today is World Thyroid Day, and this entire week — May 25th – 31st, is designated as International Thyroid Awareness Week.  ,   Let’s make a point to extend the sisterhood and camaraderie we’ve created for ourselves here at Dear Thyroid to women living with, suffering from and learning to overcome thyroid disease in all its various manifestations.   This is also the perfect time to raise awareness and speak to others about our experiences with it.   Remember: it is estimated that there are some 20 million people living with thyroid disease, as of yet undiagnosed.   Whether it be their hesitation to speak with their Doctor about the symptoms for fear of being called crazy, hypochondriacs, or dramatizers, or it be due to ignorance or negligence from a medical professional (we all have our stories, don’t we?), it’s so important that people like us raise awareness about this growing condition.   The lives of women, men, and children everywhere can be enhanced with the proper education.   Let’s extend the sisterhood today and this week in observance.

World Thyroid Day, Thyroid Week

In observance of creating awareness, we would like to write a continuously updated post about thyroid disease. Every woman is invited to submit a statement in 100 words or less about the following: Your own medical experience related to diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment or mistreatment. Share your symptoms and why you thought/assumed it was your thyroid or your uncertainty about the cause of your symptoms. What you want other women to know about thyroid disease.

We are requesting one more thing from you, thycious beauties, if you have a blog, or your writing in a forum, share your story, do your part to raise awareness and encourage women to get their thyroids tested. Anything you write , send it to us and we’ll link to it!

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Dear Thyroid

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