What Thyroid Coach, Mary Shomon Can Do For You
Having benefited from thyroid coaching, I can tell you that it’s the best time and money I’ve ever spent. After 1o-years, I finally reached the coveted ‘in-range’. There I sat for 4 months, now 7 months have passed and I am still ‘in range’. With 4-months under my belt, I was still experiencing symptoms and I couldn’t lose weight. I wanted MY LIFE BACK – something we can all relate to. I didn’t know where to turn. At the time, I didn’t have a team of doctors. I wasn’t seeing the right endocrinologist for me. Let me reiterate that statement, I wasn’t seeing the right endocrinologist for me. The endo was fine; our partnership wasn’t a fit. That doesn’t mean she was a bad endo. Learning how to differentiate is very important and also part of the thyroid coaching experience.
As thyroid patients, some of our cases can become complex. Learning how to work with a team of doctors that works well together can be challenging. Living with multiple thyroid diseases, thyroid autoimmune diseases and, or cancers, can feel so overwhelming that we can’t help but retreat. Moreover, we lose hope and belief in ourselves and in achieving total wellness.
Enter Mary Shomon.
Since my coaching session with Mary Shomon, my thyroid life and personal life has taken a complete 180.
- I started seeing a new endocrinologist; someone who works in endocrinology, metabolism and hormones. Mary helped me to realize the kind of endo that I needed – analytical, smart, sees me as more than the sum of my numbers and treats the whole person.
- I started seeing an integrative internist; my go to for everything who would go through my records with a fine tooth comb and hock my endo, if need be, for certain exams and blood work. I was in a desperate place and wanted someone as committed to wellness as I was, and I wanted a brilliant doctor.
- Mary helped me to hone in on what ‘brilliant’ doctor meant to me. I rattled off a list of what ‘brilliant’ meant to me. She helped me pair it down and interview doctors.
- Getting my Graves’ Ophthalmopathy under control; I was seeing three GO specialists. Mary helped me to examine my list, so that I could choose one and figure out why I should choose that GO specialist.
Now, as I’ve said, I’ve had an in-range thyroid for 7-months. HERE’S THE DIFFERENCE and this is paramount. I have a team of doctors that work well together. Their goal = my wellness. I like my doctors. I love my internist. I have lost over 20 pounds. My hormones are in great shape. My straggler symptoms are starting to dissipate and most importantly, I am feeling GREAT; filled with hope, enthusiasm and as if, finally, for the first time, that I am in control of my disease, not the other way around.
Thyroid coaching is paramount, especially for those of us who have lost our way and feel completely frustrated, lost and hopeless. Or like our cases have become so unbelievably out of control that we don’t know how to regain control.
Thanks To Mary, we not only have her books, we also have her website and now we have a thyroid coach. I would highly recommend new patients and existing patients unable to get their wellness programs and thyroid into shape, to schedule a session with Mary. The beautiful thing, is that you have an ear full of wisdom to bend. Coaching isn’t about ‘this is what you should do‘; coaching is about looking at your situation through an entirely new lens.
As Mary Shomon says:
coaching is not doctoring — naturally, I don’t prescribe and I don’t diagnose. Nor is coaching just some sort of cover for me to surreptitiously diagnose you, or tell you where to buy medications off-shore so you can be your own doctor. I don’t believe in that. What I do believe in is being prepared, knowledgeable, and empowered. I tell people, “thyroid coaching is like having a friend who is smart about thyroid disease. Instead of having to slowly muddle your way through all the resources, and doctors, and information, you have a conversation that fast-forwards you more quickly up the learning curve. That way, you spend less time researching, reading, and learning the hard way, and much more quickly get to the good part — the part where you get to feel and live well!”
Do yourself, your thyroid and YOUR LIFE a massive favor and schedule a thyroid coaching session with Mary today.
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