Comment of the Day: August, 20, 2010
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, iy.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.
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…
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…
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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