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http://dearthyroid.org/thyrants-and-thyraves-with-a-twist/
Thyrants And Thyraves: With A Twist.
The twist: Providing resources and lending support to our fellow community. As well as reading each other’s rants and raves, let’s share information with each other.
Oh, wow, did this thymmunity rally to support Tabitha and provide her with resources, support, and more. Thank you for everything!
Today’s comment of the day…
HD inOregon says:
April 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm ,  (Edit)
Tabitha,
Congratulations from me too on being cancer free for three years now! That is great!!!!
As to adjusting your thyroid replacement hormone (I take levothyroxine which is the generic version of your levoxyl), it is a real trial and error thing. My thyroid cancer was removed also 3 years ago, but my endo is still fiddling with the right amount of medication. My blood numbers are fine, but I do not feel OK. Many of us here on DearThyroid are reporting similar problems. — Personally I am look at possible other cause for my fatique. Had my adrenalin checked, had my iron (ferritin) checked, vitamins were ok, — now we are looking at sleep apnea.
I hope you can find your “balance” of medication!
All the best to you! — Hang in there, you’re not alone!!
HD in Oregon.
http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-learning-to-love-ourselves/
Flying with Broken Wings: Learning to Love Ourselves. Sarah took us on a historical journey of how women were depicted through the ages, to present day. Moreover, she addressed thyroid weight issues; be it weight gain or loss. The article was magnificent.
The discussion was equally enlightening. Everyone expressed strong opinions, frustrations, and among other things, successes.
Today’s comment of the day…
Laura says:
April 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm ,  (Edit)
Loved the article Sarah! Love the history lesson too ,  Here i am thinking how overweight i am and how hard society is on overweight people, and yet when i saw the horrific pictures of foot bindings, (omg,omg,omg!)and to think that was the acceptable way to be, or the female circumcision, restrictive corset to have a size 12inch waist,etc; Holy cow batman women have had it much rougher then our male counterparts. I think i will gladly accept my overweight butt anyday compared what our women in the past have had to go through.I realize even today in other countrys they still have it bad. Thanks for including the links as it sure made it easy to check out all that you mentioned. I can only hope and pray that a good change is gonna come.

Flying With Broken Wings: Learning To Love Ourselves, written by Sarah Downing, was an outstanding piece about self esteem, weight issues (gaining or losing), and a cultural, historical tour about society’s perception of women and men through the ages, right up to present day. The column was, in a word, spectacular.

The conversation was equally enlightening. We learned so much from everyone. Thank you for sharing as much of yourselves as you did. Conversations of this nature are not easy to have, but everyone rose to the occasion, very proud of you.

Today’s comment of the day:

Laura says: April 24, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Loved the article Sarah! Love the history lesson too. Here i am thinking how overweight i am and how hard society is on overweight people, and yet when i saw the horrific pictures of foot bindings, (omg,omg,omg!) and to think that was the acceptable way to be, or the female circumcision, restrictive corset to have a size 12inch waist, etc; Holy cow batman women have had it much rougher then our male counterparts. I think i will gladly accept my overweight butt any day compared what our women in the past have had to go through. I realize even today in other countries they still have it bad. Thanks for including the links as it sure made it easy to check out all that you mentioned. I can only hope and pray that a good change is gonna come.

Thyrants And Thyraves: With A Twist

This week’s Thyrants and Thyraves come with a twist. The twist is; Providing resources and lending support to our fellow community. As well as reading each other’s rants and raves, let’s share information with each other.

Our thymmunity rallied like nobody’s business. Thank you to everyone for your support, thyilliance and more.

Today’s comment of the day;

HD inOregon says: April 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Tabitha,

Congratulations from me too on being cancer free for three years now! That is great!!!!

As to adjusting your thyroid replacement hormone (I take levothyroxine which is the generic version of your levoxyl), it is a real trial and error thing. My thyroid cancer was removed also 3 years ago, but my endo is still fiddling with the right amount of medication. My blood numbers are fine, but I do not feel OK. Many of us here on DearThyroid are reporting similar problems. Personally I am look at possible other cause for my fatique. Had my adrenalin checked, had my iron (ferritin) checked, vitamins were ok, now we are looking at sleep apnea.

I hope you can find your balance: of medication!

All the best to you! Hang in there, you’re not alone!!

HD in Oregon

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