Comment Of The Day: July 23, 2010
Dear Thyroid was introduced to Dr. Gottfried through Rebbecca, an MD, OB/GYN, writer and life coach, who I met through Mary Shomon. We can all agree, that these are thliciously inspiring women. (FYI) Rebecca will be guest blogging for Dear Thyroid soon, so you’ll have an opportunity to meet her and fall in love with her, too.
I was chatting with Rebecca yesterday and she taught me a valuable lesson; one I wasn’t aware that I needed. Don’t you love those life lessons? The ones we least expect that come out of left field and spin us in the best way? Many elements of our discussion boil down to this:
Who do you want to be and how do you see yourself getting there?
I could be wrong, but I feel this applies to all of us in so many ways. Interestingly enough, we’re in the midst of a butterflygraph contest. What do butterflies represent? Metamorphosis, reinvention and intrinsic beauty. Every community member EMBODIES THIS to the MILLIONTH POWER. Though, we’ve lost our way, some of us have found our way back or are in the midst of doing so. Regardless of where you’re at your thyroid story, consider the question above and what majestic butterflies all of you are.
The War is Raging, But Your Guns Are Pointed the Wrong Way, the use of metaphors in today’s Dear Thyroid Letter were off the hook, yo. If you missed Anna’s letter, please read it. Not only is it relatable, it’s exquisitely written and riddled in agony, torturous, brutally honest agony.
Excerpt: “Why am I a casualty of your war—and what the hell does Hashimoto’s have against you, anyway?”
Comment of the day…
Oh I feel your pain dear, hope we get relief soon. Would like to sea the Navy, I grew up an officers daughter, all fenced in and “safe”…….but not anymore….my is Graves and it’s hell in a handbag to go! xxxxxLinny
Butterfly Paragraph Submission, Written By Molly, the inspiration will knock your socks off and take your wig off—this is a must read, not to be missed submission. If you haven’t cast your vote, please do.
Excerpt: “It has made me delicate yet beautiful, graceful yet skilled, and as unique as a snowflake. But soon, it is me that will flutter to the ends of the earth and then it, can be in awe of me.”
Fat Thigh-Roid Woes: Rockin’ the Muffin Top, Nicole Wells does it again, spins a wicked yarn about weight—weight loss, weight gain and hits the cords that make us cover our eyes while reading. You must read it and connect with her in comments.
Excerpt: “I know many of us with Graves who have lost so much weight see that as a big plus if we have to deal with the other symptoms. Sure, I’m not going to lie that I still sometimes get that twinge of “Yeah, those were the days.””
Comment of the day…
Sarah Samantha says:
I really enjoyed this article. I completely identify. I don’t have Graves, but I did have thyroid cancer and have no thyroid, so I know the feeling. It’s been about 2 years now since my cancer and total thyroidectomy, and although I haven’t gained MORE weight, I am kind of at this plateau. I have JUST begun accepting my body as well as I can at the moment, and even posted a picture of myself in my swimsuit when I was on vacation in Miami. THAT was a big deal for me. I also was thinner before and didn’t have to watch my weight so much, but it is what it is (I keep telling myself) and to stop obsessing on what WAS, but what IS and enjoy life. Right?
p.s. I LOL’d at the line “and the flow of my arms as they became more and more truck driver-ish.”
–NEWS AND UPDATES—
Dr. Gottfried wrote about the thyroid and breast cancer connection this week. If you missed her post; I encourage all of you to read it. While this is a tough one to swallow, we owe it to ourselves to be as informed as possible.
Dr. Gottfried is up for the “2010 Woman Entrepreneur of the year award“. Please cast your vote for her. She’s been a dear friend to Dear Thyroid. Let’s show her how much we appreciate her.
Attn Thyroid/Adrenal Fatigue Patients: Anyone who has used dietary changes to help support adrenal function and deal with adrenal fatigue, I have a major national magazine doing a feature story that wants to talk to you. Can you email me ASAP at mshomon(at)thyroid-info.com?
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