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Comment Of The Day: March 17, 2010

Post Published: 17 March 2010
Category: Comment of the Day
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Today’s Going For The Throat:,  Awareness, Or How My View Of The World Reads Like A NATO Press Conference was about universal awareness, which was the impetus for a stirring conversation.

Robyn, EIC/Health Care, opened today’s column with a quote “NATO headquarters, Brussels, 2002:    “there are known “knowns… There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don’t know. So when;we pull all this information together, we see only the known knowns and the known unknowns. And each year, we discover a few more of those unknown unknowns.

It sounds like a riddle. It isn’t a riddle. It is a very serious, important matter…

I encourage you to read the post, if you haven’t already. Robyn’s points about awareness speak to the aforementioned quote on every level, regardless of condition, and how that circles back to health.

Everybody’s input was valuable and appreciated. With each comment, we learned more about each other’s struggles and wins, as well as what awareness on a universal level means to each person. Thank you to everyone, and to today’s comment, written by;

Trish says: March 17, 2010 at 6:25 am

Excellent letter!

“While it turns out that I have all the classic symptoms (you know, the ones that are easily explained away by being 40, busy, stressed, etc.)” Your statement is SO true! I think so many people out there suffer (unnecessarily!) for a long time by explaining away symptoms instead of seeking out treatment; I know I did!

And to hypogirl, I will definitely ask about Magnesium at my appointment next week. I absolutely love my kickboxing classes but have considered dropping them because my body hurts so bad during and after class. Thanks for the info!

In This Isn’t About Politics. This Is About Basic Human Rights, Health Care Reform, we discussed the new health care reform bill. While it isn’t perfect, it’s a start. We wrote about why we think a public option for health care is a basic human right, not a privilege, nor a political issue, among other things. Many individuals spoke up about their feelings regarding HCR. Some people agreed, while others disagreed.

Everyone’s comment was well thought out and appreciated. We loved what proponents of this bill wrote, as much as we valued comments from those who oppose it. ,  I digress, with each comment, we learn more about each other, and how we believe HCR will affect our lives.

We hope you’ll read the post and share your thoughts, too.

Today’s comment goes to Jessica. Though we disagree, her comment equally represents the essence of Dear Thyroid—the ability to respectfully agree to disagree.

Jessica Bischof says: March 17, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I couldn’t disagree with you more. As a person with Hashimoto’s, Celiac and hypothyroidism I have gotten lousy care from 4 of the 5 traditional Doctors I’ve been patients of. The one great Endo who treated me ended up closing her practice because insurance companies shut her down for treating with T3 and other hormones they didn’t want to pay for.

For the past 4 years I’ve been receiving excellent quality health care from an Integrative Medicine office the practitioner are credentialed in both the traditional and alternative medical worlds. Of course, for this great care I have to pay out of pocket their office doesn’t accept any form of insurance because they want to be free to treat patients according to what works for them, not according to insurance guidelines and regulations.

In essence, if socialized health care passes, as a tax payer I will be forced to pay for health care I can’t use and then pay AGAIN for the health care that actually addresses my needs.

I have a hard enough time affording my visits that cost $300 an hour and paying for my labs out of pocket and paying for my compounded thyroid replacement out of pocket without adding an increased tax to pay for health insurance for the entire population on top of it.

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2 Responses to “Comment Of The Day: March 17, 2010

  1. Sara Broers says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again~ When will Doctors star treating people like human beings? I’m tired of being known as ___-__-____. Aren’t you? And the costs, don’t even get me going. Insurance companies need to start being PROACTIVE instead of REACTIVE!

  2. Dear Thyroid says:

    Sarah – BEAUTIFULLY SAID. You’re so right. “When will insurance companies start being PROACTIVE instead of REACTIVE”. I absolutely love that posture.

    We are more than the sum of our numbers.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful and enlightening comment.


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