Comments of the Day: August 19, 2010
Hello Loverdeedos, How are you? Did you have a good day? How is your week going?
First, I want to apologize if my comments during the past COD’s were confusing in any way. I don’t think I came across as clear and concise as I wanted to. I am sorry.
Second, because so many of us have lost trust with doctors and the medical industry in general, I couldn’t help but wonder how that’s affected our lives. I also found myself wondering how we can rebuild trust. And over the course of a week, as this has been ruminating in the noggin, just like that, it hit me today…
The way we rebuild trust is by trusting ourselves! Stay with me for a minute — Our bodies have betrayed us, yes, as have our minds due to thyroid diseases and cancers. Nobody can deny that. However, LOOK AT EVERYTHING YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH?! You’ve all not only survived, YOU’VE LIVED and you continue to live! I am proud of you, inspired by you and in awe of you.
Today, it became crystal clear to me that if we trust ourselves, than the choices that we make in our medical lives will be the right choices. That sense of empowerment gained through trusting our instincts and being confident in our decisions will serve us well.
What do we think?
Thyroid, I’m 25 Years Old, BACK OFF – Written by Casey, a young adult with thyroid disease, a college student – and, no it isn’t fair. None of it is fair, regardless of age. We hope that you’ll read Casey’s letter and lend support as well as share your stories about living side-by-side with hypothyroidism.
Excerpt: “Thyroid, I am only 25 years old… much too young to have to take pills everyday for the rest of my life. In fact, once my prescription was filled, I wasted an entire day feeling nauseated after drinking a glass of milk shortly after taking your medicine without reading about your medicine. Why? “
Comment of the day…
Great story Casey!
My name is also Kaycee and Im also 25, which is what drew me to this read! This thyroid crap is for the birds, especially being so young. I’m happy for you that it’s not much worse than just a little pill a day. And lucky for you that little pill seems to be working! Unfortunately for this 25 year old, its not working. and its more than just a pill. Its probably wrong to say “glad you’re here”, but welcome to the crowd
Become A Dear ThyMentor, as always Dear Thyroid is committed to trying new things, most any things that promote support, education and awareness. The mentorship program was Kerri Schwartz’s idea and a mighty fine one at that. We’re asking our Dear Thyroid community members with vast experience as a thyroid cancer and thyroid disease patient to please mentor new patients.
If new patients and patients with years of experience are interested in the mentor program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thyme For Literary Healing: The Moment You Were Diagnosed, simple, straightforward, to the point and hard as hell. “In Today’s Literary Healing, we’re discussing the first 3 feelings you had the moment you were diagnosed.” Please log on and share your 3 feelings with us.
Comment of the day…
The first 3 feelings I had when I was diagnose:
Relief – I’m not crazy after all
Disbelief – how could I be hypo? I live a healthy lifestyle!
Determination – to learn as much as I could and beat it!
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