BRING IT for Thyroid Awareness Month
Thyroid Awareness Month is upon us, along with a NEW YEAR. Can you believe it’s 2011?!
We’ve already lived, and I do mean lived a decade of 2010. Mary Shomon wrote a fantastic piece called “The Top Ten Stories Affecting Thyroid Patients in the Decade from 2000-2009“. Not only is it incredibly INSPIRING, it highlights all of the progress the thyroid community has made in the past 10-years. We hope that you will give yourselves a big round of applause! Because of you; speaking out and up about your disease, demanding better care, and so much more, we as an entire community have been part of the movement that seeks change for thyroid patients.
Now… We need YOU to BRING IT this month, and bring it hard. Write and submit the following to Dear Thyroid, please:
Dear Medical Profession letters: You have treated me this way, and it is unacceptable. OR, thanks to your lack of care, this is what I learned about myself and my disease.
Dear Doctor: Whatever anger you feel, spill it in unapologetic fashion. Whatever gratitude you feel, spill it with love and compassion. Whatever conflicts you’re dealing with, spill it.
Dear Thyroid: In 2011, we are going to accomplish… (fill in the blanks). OR, What you did to me in 2010 taught me…
Dear Thyroidectomized Gland OR Thyroid Cancer: How dare you? OR, I have learned… OR, this is not what I expected and as a result…
If you want to write a poem; write a poem or a song, or anything else you wish. JUST WRITE; write your hearts out. Tap a vein and bleed through your finger tips onto the keyboard. Send your literary works to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will publish your work.
Our voices were strong in 2010. We achieved SO MUCH. Let’s BRING IT, so we can achieve even more. Don’t settle. You define you, not your disease. Say as much. Write as much. Fight back, with love, with hate, with compassion, with whatever you feel so deep inside your heart; you can’t hold back.
Are you with me? Are we same paging?
BRING IT, BABY!
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