Comments of the Day: October 15, 2010
We live in a society where taking care of yourself is more often than not considered selfish. If you focus on yourself, you’re considered self-absorbed. Here’s what I know to be true: if I don’t make time to take care of ME, then I can’t give my time, my love, myself to others. Neglecting my own health eventually turns into a selfish act because neglecting to take care of myself eventually renders me unable to even attempt to be even a tiny bit selfless.
We all need time to regroup and recharge in efforts to restore our health. Please remember that taking time to rest is not selfish; it’s nothing you should feel guilty about. Remember that when you take that time to rest, you’re taking care of yourself so that you can give of yourself to others.
So tell me your plans for the weekend—what are you going to do for YOU?
Has everyone read “Too Tired to Jump Your Bones” by Dr. Sara Gottfried? In this fantastic article, Dr. G discusses the relationship between our thyroid hormones, among others, and libido. Here’s a taste of her fabulous read:
“What sets us up in a potential libido trap is that high-libido types are attracted to low-libido types, which places one on the path for disconnection unless one becomes an effective navigatrix. One important question for discernment is this: Are you satisfied with your sexual life? Are you or your partner experiencing any distress over your sexual connection?”
Please make sure you check this post out and leave any questions you might have for Dr. G in the comments section.
Comment of the day…
Thank you for the info. I am dealing with estrogen dominance and adrenal fatigue along with my Hashimoto’s. I was the one with the libido in my marriage. Now I have none, we should be matched… NOOO as soon as one loses their mojo, the other finds it. Nice.
In today’s Dear Thyroid letter, “Dear Thyroid, Dear Cancer, Dear Everything, Go AWAY” Gianna shares how she is using her illness for inspiration for her life. Here’s what she has to say:
I do love you because you inspire me to do what I want to be, but I hate you because you gave me so much pain and have killed and touched the people that I love. So please stay away and have a good day.”
If you haven’t already read this beautiful letter, please do so. Leave Gianna some love and support in comments!
Comment of the day…
Thank you for sharing your letter and I do hope you can inspire others to help them cope with cancer. Social media is a great tool to do this. So good luck okay.
Have you read Nicole’s latest installment of Fat Thigh-Roid Woes, “Steadfast Solitude?” If not, let me encourage you to click on over NOW and check out what she has to share about her experience with relationships and Graves’. Nicole encourages us run like the wind from a relationship that zaps our energy, especially when we’re dealing with illness. An excerpt:
“Don’t stick around with someone who is getting annoyed with you and your disease and bullies you because of it. Don’t profusely apologize and start crying when he/she tries to turn the tables on you. Stand your ground, and ditch them so you can put all the energy you have ON YOURSELF, instead of wasting it on someone else. Don’t settle for a dysfunctional relationship for the sake of being in a relationship. Savor the Solitude.”
Please take time to read this great article from Nicole and share your own thoughts on being in a relationship while dealing with illness. Nicole wants to hear from us!
Comment of the day…
Great article again.
Men are weird at times, aren’t they? (But what would I know. Grin! – And I do not need praise for this comment either, though it was hard to admit that we’re weirdos sometimes.)
Solitude is good at times. Charges your batteries, the physical and emotional ones. Also, I think, it makes you gain “distance” to things that bugged you.
Today’s acrostic poem using the word ENOUGH was written by Linny. She has had enough with thyroid disease and doctors and everything else that goes along with this illness. Please read her fantastic poem and lend her your support in comments.
If you haven’t already, or even if you have, please consider writing your own acrostic poem. Send all submissions to Katie. Write your hearts out, you beautiful darlings.
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