Comment Of The Day: August 30, 2010
I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, as we all have I’m sure. Every day, I wake up and before I get out of bed, I ask myself “what can I do to improve the lives of my fellow thyroidians? How can I be more proactive? I need new ideas to foster awareness, education and funding. Wouldn’t it be great if today was the day they found better treatment for thyroid patients or a cure?”
Though I don’t have the answers. I am inspired every single day BY YOU. I remind myself that we ARE on our way; that we ARE invoking change. I lay my head down at night (as if I sleep. Hey, I try. So, there’s that.) and I feel like everything will be okay.
Dear Thyroid Community, What Do YOU Think Is Wrong With Me? Did I Mention, I’m Just A College Student?! – Please connect with Daniella; she needs our support and input – this community is thymazing!
Excerpt: “There are probably a million more things I should be mentioning that I’m forgetting. Anyways back to my question could the radiation that I was subjected to on two occasions have damaged my thyroid. This did all seem to happen after that. And is it also true that one could be suffering from a thyroid problem for years before it shows up on the tests and that is manifests itself slowly?”
Comment of the day…
I have skimmed your letter and will return to read it more throughly later on tonight. Once question – you mention that they put a magnet on certain parts of your body during surgery – do you remember them putting on on your neck? I had Scoliosis as a child and had nurmerous x-rays on my back. While they put something around my lower half and my chest – they never put anything on my neck. I am thinking there may have been a correlation. It’s just a thought. I was pretty young 5-6th grade. So I am not sure…
3.9 is probably high for your body system (everyone is different)! DO NOT WAIT any longer to get on some form of thyroid med. Getting on it sooner than later will result in a ton of wellbeing! The longer you wait the longer your recovery time. Please seek a new doctor if they don’t agree.
Patients For A Moment Blog Carnival PFAM – In September, thanks to Joanna, Dear Thyroid is hosting the PFAM carnival and I am so excited. I hope you participate. Here are the details:
“Dear Thyroid is honored to be hosting the next edition of Patients for a Moment. Patients for a Moment is a patient-centered blog carnival—submitted posts are written for, by, or about patients. Started by Duncan Cross and now spearheaded by Leslie, the goal of PFAM is to “build connections within the community of people who blog about illness, disease, and disability. This includes doctors, nurses, caregivers, even policy wonks – but especially patients.” Check out the last edition of PFAM over at Getting Closer to Myself.”
Haunting? Provocative? NECESSARY to the Thyroid Patient Movement, or all of the Above? Allyson Averell granted us permission to post her facial and upper torso painting and blurb about how she’s feeling about constantly being questioned about her thyroid disease. Please, if you missed it, click through and check it out. Send love in comments.
Comment of the day…
Allyson awesome face painting and the reasoning behind it.
Sign 5 People Up For The Dear Thyroid Blog Tour And Win a Dear Thyroid T-Shirt – last but not least, we have a request for thyroid cancer awareness month. Because we know that we’re asking a lot; we’d like to give you a gift in exchange for supporting awareness.
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