Comment Of The Day: August 31, 2010
More pearls of … not wisdom by Katie: Every day, I ask myself “What do you hope to accomplish? What do you hope to gain from this?” (whatever this generally speaking is) “What is your objective?” These are questions I ask myself about everything, from personal health, to my career, to Dear Thyroid, and a laundry list of other things. For me, in my opinion, they are reminders of what’s important, of goals that need to be achieved and of taking charge of the things that I can’t control.
Though our diseases make us feel out of control, which subsequently deeply impact our lives, what questions do you ask yourself to regain control? What do you do for inspiration and wellbeing? How do you find your way back to yourself, what are the steps you take?
I’m done… Almost. Tomorrow begins thyroid cancer awareness month. IT’S A BIG MONTH and IT’S A BIG DEAL. I want all of us to be involved in as many things as possible. Share with us what you’re doing. Give us an opportunity to participate and/or support your endeavors. Collectively, we are going to take thyroid cancer month by storm.
Pitafly, You Can Kiss My Ass – Today’s Dear Thyroid Letter, written by “M”. Please connect with her in comments and send love/support. Share your stories. She’s a fighter, to be sure. We’re all fighters!
Excerpt: “What I battled with was a silent battle…one that took every ounce I had in me.”
Comment of the day…
Lisa Stiers says:
Thank you said alot to me, I so understand how you feel have the same thing! Keep fighting for you, it’s not easy but well worth it. Once again thank you and we will stick with you.
Life Redefined: Why Numbers Matter – Another stunning and sobering column by Joanna Isbill. If you want to get the facts about funding or lack thereof for thyroid cancer, among other things and new partnerships Dear Thyroid has forged, check out this great post.
Excerpt: “Tomorrow marks the beginning of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. We need all hands on deck. EVERY voice makes a difference. With the incidence of thyroid cancer on the rise, we need more awareness. We need more support. We need the medical community to be on our team. We need more dollars for research. We need YOU to get involved.”
Comment of the day…
Sobering numbers! Thanks for posting them.
But statistics don’t mean a thing if it is “YOU LIFE” they’re talking about. To a thyroid cancer sufferer and survivor it is always 100% personal!
I said if before and say it again: Cancer sucks!
What Can The Canary Club Do For Thyroid Patients, You Ask? – A lot; SO MUCH. If you want to get blood work done in the privacy of your own home, the Canary Club is the place for you. This community is absolutely OUTSTANDING. Lynn, one of the founders wrote a beautiful, insightful post about the Canary Club’s exceptional work. Please check it out.
Excerpt: “We’re on a mission to make sure that we live a long and healthy life. Our goal, for those who choose to accept this mission, is to advocate for better public health and environmental care, improving our living conditions, & learning and sharing, in hopes of preventing our children’s children from joining our ranks.”
If you have questions for Lynn, please connect with her in comments. You’ll be seeing a lot more from the Canary Club on Dear Thyroid in the coming weeks.
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