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Uncertainty. Fairness. Love. Hate. Metamorphosis. Healing.

Acrostic poems in honor of INVISIBLE ILLNESS WEEK took off like wildfire. Each submission was simply delicious, haunting, beautiful and funny. Every time you write about your disease and share it with this community, you remind us that we’re not alone and that we’ve walked a similar mile. You bring us together and you create awareness for a disease that has limited to no recognition. We are changing this. YOU ARE CHANGING THIS.

In fact, we are going to be publishing every single Acrostic Poem for INVISIBLE ILLNESS WEEK that didn’t get published earlier in the week tomorrow. In addition, we are going to be adding ACROSTIC POETRY to our weekend thywriterly offerings. We want you writing, shouting and ranting and raving. How else can we possibly continue our crusade – to stand up and be heard?

Please, please, please, keep those DEAR THYROID LETTERS COMING. Every single one is and will be published.

What did you do for invisible illness week? What have you been doing for thyroid cancer awareness month? Share. Let us know.

Love,

Katie

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fat Thigh-roid Woes: Beauty-licious, written by Nicole Wells

Excerpt: Graves Disease messed up my concept of beauty.  Big time.  I felt anything BUT beautiful, and no matter what I did to remedy the situation – makeup, nice stuff to wear, it just didn’t help.  The appearance of my eyes had changed, my neck was fat, and I felt like I’d aged ten years.

Comment of the day…

jillautumn says:

I am truly loving what you are doing. I think it speaks on so many levels. I have been struggling with physical beauty issues for the last few years. For me, having my physical beauty slowly stripped away has made me look at things a bit differently. Instead of struggling to see beauty, I actually have an easier time finding beauty in simple places I never would have thought to look before. Its finding that beauty in myself where I keep hitting the brick wall!

I have learned to slow down and appreciate the smaller things, and for that I am thankful.

Thanks so much Nicole. keep up the writing. You are inspiring.

Bringing Sexy Out of the Thyloset: LJ, In her awareness post, LJ recounts the difficulty in telling others about her cancer diagnosis. This part of the journey is not often discussed, but it is so real and so difficult. LJ captures it perfectly. You don’t want to miss her fresh perspective in her Bringing Sexy Out of the Thyloset post.

Acrostic Poem for Invisible Illness, written by April;  Imagine razor blades dancing along the crevices and folds of your skin; that is the intensity and fervor of this Acrostic Poem for Invisible Illness Week. Please connect with April in comments.

Comment of the day…

HDinOregon says:

April,

I like your poem a lot, especially the first three lines; so true!

HD

Why Me? – BEAUTIFUL, IMPORTANT DEAR THYROID LETTER

Excerpt: You control my world when I heat outside you make perspire. You make it hard to get through a day. You make hard to wake up for my day to begin. I am always super tired to help my husband and not able to enjoy his company.

Comment of the Day…

Scott Rose says:

Dear Faith: This is the other Scott in your life talking. Hang in there. The doctors will eventually titrate your medicine(s) properly; you will feel better. I can see the light at the end of the thyroid for you. When I was first diagnosed, it took me two years to feel like I wasn’t a pile of dirty rags. I used to tell my loved ones “Just use me to wash the windows with.” Today, I give those windows the finger. You’ll feel better eventually, and your husband is going to be sooooo happy he stuck it out with you. Yours in a ridiculous thyroid disease, Scott Rose

September 16, 2010

Ah, Thyroid Cancer, The Breakfast of Champions, yesterday was Keira’s birthday. Please check out her Dear Thyroid Letter and connect with her in comments

Excerpt: I want to hate you, but I just cannot. Right now, I am too damn tired to hate you. I want to forgive you, but I am not there just yet. I want to scream and throw the nearest object I can find, but that I am certain will not resolve the complexity of my emotion towards you. I want to cry and yell and be raw, but I do not want to give you the satisfaction. Instead, I talk intimately with my sister. Instead, I run. Instead, I write

Comment of the day…

jeannie says:

Keira what a moving piece I wish you a good recovery and a long and happy life with you loved ones x

Bringing Sexy Out of the Thyloset: Candace Sauls, Candace Sauls was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on August 11, 2010. It’s barely been a month, but she already gets how important it is to raise awareness for this disease. In her blog My Life of Syn, Candace tells an eye-opening story of how a car wreck saved her life.

Acrostic Poem for Invisible Illness Week, by Mary, Be prepared to have your wig removed and your breath taken away.

Comment of the day…

Justi says:

You are so inspiring! LOVE THIS!!

Wiley Protocol for the Thyroid (WPT), another brilliant post by Dr. G.

Excerpt: There is a rhythm to our light/dark cycle, our food supply, families, plants, hypothalamus, pituitary, ovaries, thyroid and adrenals – why not mimic the buzzing and humming of our glands which send signals to grow, bloom, seed, hibernate or die? She has applied the concept of rhythm to the dose and timing of externally-applied transdermal hormones.

Comment of the day…

Bee says:

Dr. G- I so enjoy your articles. You have a way of writing that is concise yet chock-full of info. But this Wiley stuff sounds like I’d have to quit my job to keep up with my monthly life cycling. As it stands, I’ve decided to throw myself on the mercy of my various doctors and trust that they’ll do their part in keeping me functioning and alive. I still research for myself but at some point I just have to trust that my docs will be open to my ?s and suggestions. i do have a couple unanswered thyroid ?s tho? Is there a way to contact you privately for a quick question?

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