Comment Of The Day: August 17, 2010
Thyroid, You Get An A+ Today, Dear Thyroid™ Letter, written by Amanda. Absolutely wonderful and inspirational; so proud of the girl!
Excerpt: “I love you today because… you are feeling better which means I am feeling better. I love that you worked hard without acknowledgment for all those years. I love you today” – If you haven’t read Amanda’s letter, please do, and let her know how you feel about your thyroid right now, in comments.
Comment of the day…
SOCK IT TO `EM SOCK IT TO `EM……those nay sayers…
YOU GO GIRL!
If you haven’t submitted your VERY OWN DEAR THYROID LETTER, please do. firstname.lastname@example.org. Our motto is as many letters as it takes. Write your hearts out, a sentence, a word, a paragraph, a novel, whatever you feel.
Meet HypoGirl, Hypothyroid Blogger, the first installation of our monthly Dear Thyroid blog spotlight series. We featured a blog that we have come to know and love. We interviewed HypoGirl.com.
Excerpt from her interview: “I named myself about 4 – 5 months before I even started my blog. A large part of the name really came from a place of power. I was driving in the car one day, after a particularly terrible hypo day, and asked myself what would/could give me strength. An imagine came to me, it was like a picture out of a comic book, it was very colorful, and this cape (yellow in color) flashed before me and I felt comfort. I felt that with a cape I could take over my disease! I felt the name Hypogirl gave me strength. It sounds corny when I write it down, but it’s the truth!”
Comment of the day…
Wow! Thanks for sharing this. I was also told that my symptoms were caused by depression and that I needed to take anti-depressants. I was told that it was all in my head. It’s really depressing to me, even now. I have since been diagnosed both Graves and Hashimoto’s. I am finding that this is a common problem. Am I wrong? (Please connect with Jill in comments, especially if you have Hashimoto’s and Graves. Let’s make sure that she knows she isn’t alone.)
Life Redefined: In Sickness and in…Sickness, I’m Stuck With You Forever, another fantastic installation of “Life Redefined” by Joanna Isbill. Today we learned about what it feels like to LIVE, really LIVE with cancer. If you missed today’s column, please check it out and connect with Joanna in comments.
Excerpt: “That’s what cancer will do to you—it will stop your world from spinning while everyone else’s stays in motion. But the thing is, you can’t just stay in your own world. To really live, you have to figure out how to be a part of everyone else’s world, too. That’s been a hard thing for me to figure out how to do. I can’t just forget about cancer because it’s always there.”
Comment of the day…
You have so eloquently put into words exactly what I have been feeling and experiencing. Isn’t it weird when looking back that it’s like an out of body sensation: physically you are present but it feels as if you’re a spectator looking at everyone around you and wondering what the hell is going on. Don’t you just want to shout, “Here I am, here I am, this is me, can you hear me???”
Cancer can suck the life out of us, and sometimes it’s such a heavy burden to carry. I am at a questioning phase of my life right now post-cancer and wonder how many more phases I will be going through.
Today my drug of choice is yoga. Yoga is the only thing that completely changes how I feel after I walk out of the studio when I’m having a crappy day. It centers and grounds me so that nothing, not even cancer, gets in the way of living.
And when I visit DT I always find solace here, too. Thanks for sharing and writing.
–NEWS AND UPDATES–
Bringing Sexy Out of the Thyloset: A Dear Thyroid Blog Tour – HELP US SPREAD AWARENESS FOR THYROID CANCER IN SEPTEMBER. JOIN OUR BLOG TOUR. Share this info with friends, so they can participate, too. The more awareness we can collectively spread, the more educated people become about thyroid cancer and how series it is.
Check out this kick ass banner.
Excerpt: “If you are a thyroid cancer survivor and a blogger we would LOVE for you to be a part of our blog tour. If you’re interested, email Joanna at email@example.com with your blog name and blog URL by August 31, 2010 and we’ll email you the questions and schedule a day for your post to go live.”
Thyroid Cancer Survivor Roll Call: A Celebration of Survivorship “On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, we are going to recognize thyroid cancer survivors on Dear Thyroid. If you want to be recognized, email Joanna at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name as you want it to appear on Dear Thyroid, the type of thyroid cancer you have/had, and the year in which you were diagnosed.”
Win A Beautiful Water Color Drawing: The Thyroid Queen, By HD, click through to find out how you can WIN this painting!
Tags: Comment of the Day, community building, Dear Thyroid, graves disease support, hashimoto's disease support, Health Community, health support community, hyperthyroid support, hypothyroid support, literary community, literary support, thyroid cancer support, thyroid community, thyroid literary community, thyroid support community