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Comment of the Day: August, 20, 2010

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As September, Thyroid Cancer Awareness month approaches, we are receiving scores of emails from folks participating in thyroid cancer awareness events and want bracelets, T-Shirts and material about Dear Thyroid. Written material is forthcoming, by the way. All of the emails were from thyroid cancer patients and survivors, except one. (Side note: I receive a lot of emails from friends and family members – a lot.) One was from a ‘friend’. Her best friend has terminal thyroid cancer. A group is getting together to participate in an event to spread awareness for thyroid cancer. Aside from the devastation and heartache I felt for her and her best friend, her desperation to let the world know that thyroid cancer is NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY and is NOT AN EASY DISEASE took my breath away.

I was reminded that Dear Thyroid isn’t just for patients and survivors; Dear Thyroid IS reaching family and friends, and that; that my loves, is the real price; one of them anyway. YOUR WORDS are being read and heard. People are listening. They are seeing you exactly as you want to be seen and heard.

So, yes; yes, yes, yes, keep those Dear Thyroid Letters coming. Keep participating in literary healings and contests. Keep sharing your words on Dear Thyroid, with friends and family. And ask them to share it with 5 of their friends and family members, and so on and so forth.

TOGETHER, WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING AND WE WILL ACHIEVE OUR OBJECTIVES: AWARENESS, EDUCATION, BETTER TREATMENT AND HOPEFULLY A CURE, FOR THYROID CANCERS AND THYROID AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.

Fight. Fight hard, harder than you’ve ever fought for what you want and what you deserve. Advocate for yourselves. Arm yourselves with all of the tools and resources provided on DearThyroid.org, Thyca.org, i[2]y.org, su2c.org, Thyroid.About.com, BetterThyroidCare.org, and so many other magnificent websites dedicated to education, empowerment, outreach and support. YOU DESERVE THE BEST, SO DEMAND THE BEST.

I’m done pontificating for the day, I promise.

Love,

Me

Thyroid, We’re Having Words, So Buck Up Baby And Take It Like A Gland, Dear Thyroid™ Letter, written by our very own Lolly—Lolly writes a lot of thy-tunes and she’s one of our most outspoken community members. We love her fearlessness. Of course, her letter is no different. If you haven’t read it, check it out and send her some love in comments.

Excerpt: “Dear thyroid, This is a complaint letter to say you didn’t keep your end of the deal you broke the contract I want a refund but you have left and I have no Idea where.”

Comment of the day…

Lori says:

I love the complaint letter, great idea! It’s not fair they took it away from you:( I know nothing could ever replace your thygland, even if it were flawed. I wish it didn’t happen but I hope she is happy somewhere too, maybe providing food to the soil somewhere helping grow beautiful flowers?

Although you are thy-less, you are no-less one of the most beautiful, loving, kind people I know

How Can You Make A Difference For Thyroid Disease And Cancer Today? “We all want to make a difference, to improve thyroid care, support our fellow thyroid patients and reinvent ourselves. As a literary thyroid support brand, we offer a lot of wonderful opportunities to make a difference RIGHT NOW. While writing to your thyroid might sound like an odd thing to do, from what the majority of our community has said, it’s quite cathartic. Additionally, we have a lot of fabulous literary things that are designed to write about imagery and awareness. Here’s a list of all the things that YOU can do to MAKE A DIFFERENCE; support awareness for thyroid diseases and cancers and each other.” PLEASE GET INVOLVED. BE THE CHANGE WE SEEK AND DESERVE, MY LOVES.

Fat Thigh-roid Woes: I Lit Up in Nuclear Medicine Today could we love Nicole Wells any more than we already do?! Only Nicole can make Nuclear Medicine hilarious and disturbing in the same sentence. She’s simply that brilliant. If you haven’t caught this week’s column, please check it out.

Excerpt: “My neck was…popping.  It was also blazing hot.  I felt strange.  Not really sick, just like something disgusting was inside of my body.  Maybe some of that was all in my head, and I was projecting it – but nah, I swallowed a radioactive pill and it was in my cells. “

Comment of the day…

Victoria says:

Awesome, So how are you feeling now?

I feel like I need to write a few letters when I get well too.

Way to go!

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6 Responses to “Comment of the Day: August, 20, 2010”

  1. Melisa says:

    I’m new to this site but it caught my interest because I too have been diagnosed with graves diesease. I am a single mother of two kids and this disease has really taken it’s toll on us. I have new symtoms everyday and even though it’s been about four months since diagnosed I’m realizing it’s a lifetime disease.
    I really want to thank you for this website and for all the advice thusfar. I look forward to reading more.

  2. Dear Thyroid says:

    Hi Melissa;

    Welcome aboard. So sorry that you’re a member of the Jacked Thyroid club. I sure wish you weren’t. Anything we can do to by way of support, resources or anything else, we’re happy to do.

    When were you diagnosed? What is the course of treatment? How are you working with your doctors? How long do you think you had this autoimmune disease before diagnosis?

    Thanks for joining Dear Thyroid! Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey.

    Best,
    Katie

  3. Lolly says:

    Katie thank you for your lovely words I am outspoken aren;t I but at leaast you know where you stand with me and how passionate \i am about things. I hope I bring something to DT and that it doesnlt frighten anyone away I want others to be outspoken speak out tell it like you see it that be truthful about how you really feel how do others know unless you tell them.

    Meliss,
    I wish i could say it’s so great you found Dear thyroid but if you hand’t got a thyroid disease such as Graves you probably Would never have found this place.

    Now you have I hope you will be able to share with us one way or another by either writng a letter or a psot about your disease hwo it is efecting your life.
    I tooo have Graves disease so does Katie so we both understand what it is lie for you right now and if you do need any help or not sure about anything give us a shout either on here FB.

    I’m sorry that you have Graves Disease things can get better learn learn all you can talk to others read read read. ask questions, but most of all be your own advocate with this dieaae because as you gio along you will find you have too.

    good luck and welcome aboard.

    Lollyxoxox

  4. Dear Thyroid says:

    Lolly – I LOVE YOUR OUTSPOKENNESS – YOU’RE FEARLESS, KID. I ADORE YOU TO BITS FOR IT AND SO MUCH MORE.

  5. Lolly says:

    Thank you Katie that makes me feel so much better we need to hear we are adored or loved at least once a day.

    adore you back.

    Lolly

  6. Donna says:

    I’m thrilled about the family and friends piece of this, it will help them to help us, understand us and not think that we are the only ones reacting this way.

    My husband has agreed to write a letter outlining his experiences with my cancer and disease. I think it will help to see it from a spouse’s perspective. He can see the mistakes we both made during this journey. It took us 4 years but we are on the same page now and for that I am thankful and loving him more than ever.

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