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I wanted to thank everyone for making June such a flawless month on Dear Thyroid. Every Dear Thyroid Letter, column, comment, rant and rave, and Mingle participant knocked my socks off. Your willingness to give of yourselves and share your experience of Dear Thyroid with others has been an astounding experience to participate in. Our re-launch this month, (Thank you Stephen Smith), has been awesome. We look forward to July.

We’ve got a butterflygraph contest in July, our card campaign for “B” and we’re kicking off some new contests. Yuppers.

Mostly… I just want you to know that you are loved and appreciated; celebrated for exactly who you are. Every day you show up and that, my loves, takes a lot of moxie. Congratulations. We truly are at the beginning of change!

Somewhere There is an Endo, written by Lolly, one of our most prolific song writers, as well as Robyn. They rewrite songs and turn them into gland goodness, humor and irreverence. Lolly’s song was absolutely fabulous. If you missed it, please check it out. Here’s an excerpt:

Somewhere there is an Endo

Just for me,

Not like the bastard I had who

Doesn’t look at the FT3.

Somewhere there is an Endo

One to keep

Today’s comment…

closertotheedge says:

Let it all out, girl!!!

This endo sounds like a complete tool… Its a shame these people are in practice. Ugh.

I really hope things work out for you! All the best<3

Chronic Snarkopolist: The Snarkopolist Way – Strategies For Positive Doctor Patient Relationships, written by Melissa Travis. She snarked so hard, we didn’t know if we were on snark spin or rinse, and we lapped up every word. Melissa chronicled her experience and shared points regarding strategies for patient doctor relationships. Whether our thymmunity agreed or disagreed, a spirited debate ensued. We learned a lot about each person’s approach to medical care. Speaking for myself, I love that everyone has their own approach, including Melissa.

If you missed her column, here is an excerpt. I encourage you to click over and check it out.  “POINT 1: Remember – YOU are the CEO of your own body. You make wise decisions in PARTNERSHIP with your doctor.  Doctors won’t save you or rescue you without YOU to participate in your healthcare plans. Be your own hero and SHOW UP for yourself.”

Today’s comment…

MollyH78 says:

Melissa,

You crack me up! If you were not still recovering, I would invite you out for half priced margaritas! : )

My husband and I always talk about how we each go into our appointments (I with thyroid cancer and he with melanoma) wanting the staff to like us. Have them leave the room giggling or at least with a smile on their faces. They will remember that good feeling and in turn remember you in a good way. It’s a big world out there with a lot of sick people. It feels good to be the individual they look forward to seeing in the office rather than that crazy chick the nurses are cringing about while pulling straws out to see who “has” to take back to the room.

Humor has been our only way to keep us going through the rough patches we have had to deal with. I know it will get him through my surgery next week, and me through the recovery. We also just discussed making sure that my endo is on board with what exactly I need out of her office after the surgery. So we have our plan and will see if we need to “walk” after next week…Let’s hope we can get her on our side, I think it is a good place for anyone to be. I have only met her twice and she has told me nothing of what to expect…but thankfully I have done research, and have found this gem of a site to help us both through.

Thanks for your post, thanks for your rawness, and happy healthy thoughts are being sent your way.

Cheers!

: ) Molly

Tomorrow is another banner day on the Thyroid of Dear. After publishing another fabulous Dear Thyroid Letter, Dr. Gottlieb will be posting another stunning guest post about Leptin, among other things. This should make for a thylicious dish.

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