Comment Of The Day: July 20, 2010
Dear Thyroid™ was created so that each thyroid patient could give voice to their disease, on their terms and in their words. Each of us deserves to be heard and recognized. By doing so, we’ve evolved into a vibrant, often colorful and outspoken community. Today, while on Facebook, it occurred to me, that even though each of us have our respective struggles – and share them – we take time to connect with each other. A simple missive “I hear you.” Or “I’m here if you want to talk.”
Our diseases can be isolating and we need each other. Thank you for being there for each other. And, for making this community one that I am thankful to be a part of every day. YOU ALL INSPIRE ME MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW.
A Conspiracy Or Malfunction?, today’s Dear Thyroid Letter “Well, it looks like my letter from July 1 got through to you. Or, rather, didn’t get through to you – but got through to something else. Now not only do I seem to have hypothyroidism, but you are in cahoots with…my ovaries?”
Comment of the day…
Wisdom from a very famous philospher by the name of Thyfucius:
“Life is one of the hardest!”
HD in Oregon
P.S.: BTW – Thyfucius lived in the period from about 7:30 AM (or was it AD? – don’t remember) until about 2:10 PM, that is when he needed his daily nap because of his glandular imbalance.
Butterfly Paragraph Submission, Written By Bee, “Never stop hoping to emerge from that sheltered state of growth. For once we emerge, we may find true joy in the fact that we’ve been to hell and back, have survived to talk about it, are able to help others get through it, and end up finding true beauty and a joyful carefree spirit in ourselves.” – If you haven’t cast your vote for Bee’s butterfly paragraph, please do, in comments.
Life Redefined: When Words Have Meaning, written by Joanna Isbill, “I just wanted to share my thoughts with you. We can only support each other when we back up our words with action. When our words of support are followed by inaction, we turn ourselves into liars.” – Please give this a read, for inspiration, for affirmation and so much more.
Comment of the day…
This is so close to my heart right now. Every day I come here [sometimes too many times a day to be considered normal], and I read something, anything… and know this is a great place. When I first started feeling sickly, I scrambled and searched for a place that would have information. I didn’t dare tell anyone in my little world here at home, because I didn’t want to worry them AND I didn’t want to tell them and make it real. I thought I could fix it, like I try to fix everything else in my life. By the time I finally was able to get in to see my doc, I found the Dear Thyroid community. It was right just a day or two before the “down for repairs” message came up. I knew I had found a great place, and poof I lost it. Thankfully through my utter fear of my illness, I braved the Facebook area and found what I needed. Just a response to me answering one of the questions that get posted. I got a response, to ME, with MY name. I was blown away. I am a backwards-assed country hick, me and online communities never have worked. Somehow I had allowed myself to think that I was alone. Whoever was on duty at DT that day on Facebook saved my sanity. You don’t even know. You are so right, words followed by actions are the thing that will get us through. I go in for a biopsy next week, and it is scary. But I know I can come here and scream/cry and ramble. Someone will see it, someone will say something. I am not alone.
No one can ever tell you how scary it is to become sick, have Graves Disease, need a biopsy… you only know it when it happens. That is why this place, all of you make the fear just a little bit less… You understand. Your words are followed by actions, even if they are just more words. They are good and healing words.
And I am rambling… Just thanks for saying what I feel Joanna
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