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Thyoliday Blues And Truths – Jody T

Post Published: 02 December 2009
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Jody T, Hypogirl, is one of our Dear Thyrellas. Jody is one of those people that you just want to squeeze up with a big hug. For someone who has been through so much, as we all have, she maintains a fighting spirit, a magnificent sense of humor and she’s genuinely endearing.

Jody recently joined the ranks of WEARING MY DISEASE ON MY SLEEVE. If you scroll down to #3, you can see her beautiful face, and her bold statement about what wearing her disease on her sleeve means to her.

In Jody’s About page, one of the things she wrote, that I love, is “I suffer from Hasimoto’s Thyroiditis which sounds cool but is nowhere near it!” This resonates with me for many reasons: it’s funny, sad and true, something we all relate to as patients.

If you haven’t read Jody’s blog, now would be a great time to start. Let’s kick it off with her Thyoliday Blues and Truths post. Like Jody so often does, her answers made me think, say “Oh, that’s what that is”, to myself, and made me laugh.

Off you go to visit Hypogirl, Thyrellas and Thyfellas.

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4 Responses to “Thyoliday Blues And Truths – Jody T”

  1. You guys always find the greatest stuff. Can we have a group called – Hiding My Disease Under Mah Turteneck? Okay fine – I’ll start that one. @laughitoff

  2. Zari says:

    No need to wear my disease on my sleeve, when it acts up it shows in my face. My eldest daughter describes it as I look “dingy”

    I’ve always found it interesting that my family could tell by looking at me where my disease was at. Of course now that it’s mostly better that has changed- the residue is hard to pin down sometimes.

    So much of what people describe here as having to be there for their family and putting their own stuff on hold sounds like stuff my wife says. I wonder about the juxtaposition of thyroid problems and feminist issues sometimes. Being a self absrobed insensitive male, I don’t let my families happiness or my friends sensibilities get in the way of my talking about my disease, whether they want to hear it or not.

    Zari

  3. dearthyroid says:

    Zari, GREAT point — disease and feminism. There certainly is a link there. I’d love to read someone’s dissertation on the matter.

  4. dearthyroid says:

    Rebecca, OMFG you’re funny. 🙂

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