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Comments of the day did NOT get posted yesterday. I want to apologize to everyone for that oversight – my oversight. Consistency is very important. I apologize for not adhering to our protocols. Bad, Katie.

Have you heard the song “A Case of you” by Diana Krall? Perhaps you’ve heard Joni Mitchell’s version? Both are fabulous. The song is about the intensity of loving another person, which can be perceived as irrelevant to us and our brand, and what we do here on Dear Thyroid, though I don’t think so. What do you mean, Katie?! Well, why can’t we love ourselves this deeply? After all of the forced reinventions and the psychiatric disturbances; how can we find a way to fall back in love with ourselves?

Each person in this community is simply thymazing. Though everyone is knee deep in shit, each person takes time out of their day to connect with someone else and say “I want to be here for you.” HOW THYLICIOUS IS THAT?! The suffering is intense, to be sure, yet the community is so strong; there isn’t a fracture to be found. If we can’t muster the ability to love ourselves, can we derive strength from our community to begin this process?

What do we think about that?

Tomorrow is the Dear Thyroid Pittsburgh meet-up. If you haven’t RSVP’d, that’s okay! Show up. Here’s the link for the details. If you’d like to connect with folks on Facebook who are attending the meet-up, here’s the link.

We’ve had some FLAWLESS ENTRIES for the THYROID QUEEN painting by HD. Please make sure you get those entries in. We’ve extended the contest for one more week, so everyone has an opportunity to submit, to win this gorgeous painting. Please send your image of your disease to submissions@dearthyroid.org.

Thyroid Cancer Awareness month is fast approaching. September is right around the corner. We really need your help to spread the word about thyroid cancer awareness. Specifically, there is little awareness about thyroid cancer, much less research or anything else. We are calling on you to participate, of course, and to spread the word.

  1. Bringing Sexy Out Of The Thyloset, Dear Thyroid Blog Tour
  2. Survivorship Roll Call

Thank you in advance, for all of your help! IF WE ARE EVER GOING TO CHANGE PUBLIC PERCEPTION AND GET THE AWARENESS, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH DOLLARS WE NEED; THAN WE ALL HAVE TO BE THE CHANGE WE SEEK. Together we can do anything! I believe in every single person in this community.

Now, let’s discuss “Thyroid Mad Libs Contest“… Nobody wants to win a $25 iTunes gift card?! What gives? Thyeeps, these letters that have been submitted so far are glandalicious. We know that we can garner even more submissions if we work a wee bit harder by sharing this dish with our friends/family, considering thyroid mad libs is for patients, family and friends; so let’s hit it hard, beautiful babies. What say you?

This week’s Dear Thyroid letter theme is to write and submit (length is irrelevant), Dear Thyroid Letters from your thyroid, to your medication and/or to your doctor. Send to: submissions@dearthyroid.org. Your words. Your terms. Let those feelings pour through your fingertips.

NEWS. NEWS. NEWS. We are going to be launching Dear Thyroid Journals! anyone interested in writing their own Dear Thyroid journal on DearThyroid.org, please let us know. We’ll be announcing it properly with all kinds of ideas we have for themes and topics. We wanted to let you know that this is happening in the next few weeks. HOW EXCITING! We’ve got some glandarific ideas.

We’re launching some new products in the next few weeks, too, and a lot more good stuff. We’ll keep you posted as always.

Onto yesterday’s comments of the day!

Thyspiration Comes In Many Forms, written by Monica – this is so awesome! There is another side, a better side, a happy side, and Monica has reminded us of this in her Dear Thyroid letter.

Excerpt: “I ♥ you today because the joy is returning inside of me since I had to replace you with a stranger a year ago. I switched meds 3 weeks ago, began taking Armour, and I am feeling better than I have since I don’t know when … YAY!!”

We will all get there. We will. I know it.

Comment of the day…

Linda says:

Monica, GREAT LETTER! So happy for you and I hope you keep feeling better for a very very long time! I love my Armour. I have had a tough week…starting to feel better…and your letter has made me hopeful and happy.

Thanks, Linda

Fat Thigh-Roid Woes: Grow up, Goiter!, written by Nicole Wells – ANOTHER OUTSTANDING INSTALLATION. If you missed this column, I am urging you to catch it. check that neck, have a laugh along the way and really get down and dirty into the grit of Graves.

Excerpt: “fat neck fat neck fat neck…..AHHH…and I discovered I always had a little lump at the front of my neck.  From the time I was young.  I remember doctors mentioning it in passing, but I never thought to check it out.  However, now it was absolutely GIGANTIC”

Comment of the day…

The Engineer says:

After doing a field study on ultrasound machine used for thyroid imaging, I have developed a habit of watching the people necks. So far I was able to see several thyroid abnormalities, but it is a real challenge to let the person know about his or her thyroid troubles!

More tomorrow. We have a new post from HD about multiple cancers, an update from Kerri about the local Dear Thyroid meet-ups and a literary healing. So much to do, so little time.

Love and gratitude,

Katie

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