Comment Of The Day: July 30, 2010
I Hear You Butterfly, written by Lori Callahan. Lori is one of the original members of Dear Thyroid, and this was her FIRST LETTER. Wow, was it a doozy. She chronicled her medical history with Hashimoto’s, misdiagnosis, and paired with her fighting spirit, quiet sorrow. A truly beautiful read.
Excerpt: “Dear Thyroid, I’ve never thought it was your fault for any of what has happened, you were trying so hard to tell me you needed help. I want you to know that we are still a team and I am going to continue to fight for us! I have a husband who now “gets it”, and with my DT thyamily who I have come to love dearly, I can get through anything!”
Comment of the day…
love this letter. im sorry you have been through so much and poor poor butterfly. you are a strong woman, and you will come out on top. im hear rooting you on..yes our thyfamily is amazing, each and every one.please keep us informed and i wish you the best on your ultra sound. big hugs..
Butterfly Paragraph Submission, By Jody Turek – Last submission! Be sure to get all of your votes in – you have one week to vote for all of the butterflygraphs we’ve posted, 16 total! (this link will be updated by tomorrow) http://dearthyroid.org/butterflygraph-competition-in-full-swing-let-the-voting-begin/
Excerpt: “It’s the first thing I say when explaining it to others where it is and what it does. In a way it makes my disease beautiful because everyone holds butterflies in such a positive light. How can you be annoyed by such a pretty thing!”
Be sure to cast your vote!
Fat Thigh-roid Woes: The Long Walk…Off a Short Cliff, another flawless installation by Nicole Wells. Irreverent – honest – funny and informative. “Trust your gut”
Excerpt: “If something about your doctor, or his/her advice seems off…take it into consideration. Trust your instincts. Put more trust in YOU knowing your body better than anyone else. Of course, some of you may have amazing doctors that you fully trust, so consider yourselves very lucky.”
If you haven’t read it, please do. You will absolutely love it! Be sure to leave a note for Nicole in comments.
–NEWS AND UPDATES—
We’re launching a new and exciting project on Dear Thyroid, to be announced tomorrow. HD will be guest blogging a series about managing multiple cancers beginning on Sunday. We will be posting about the Los Angeles Dear Thyroid Meet-up, too.
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