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My Fellow Thyroidians, Starship Enterprise be Calling

Post Published: 10 June 2011
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Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroidians:

I’m not writing to your thyroids, I’m writing directly to you.  This is because I need your help to test a scientific hypothesis.

I have an idea that I think will help combat global warming.  You see, no matter how rocks-melt hot it gets here in Texas, in the summer, my toes remain icy cold.  In fact, they get colder in summer than they do in winter.  I actually *added* a second quilt to the bed this week, which has been the hottest weak of the year recorded in my area.  Right now, for example, my toes would probably read a temperature of absolute zero if I had a thermometer that could go that low.  So, this got me to thinking…

If every person in the world with thyroid disease were to take off his/her shoes and socks at the same time, and wiggled his/her toes into the hot air for 15 minutes, how much do you think we could decrease global temperature just by exposing the atmosphere to that much icy flesh?

Who’s with me on this?  It’s worth a try!  If the experiment is a success, earth will be cooled and our toes will be warmed.  Even if the experiment fails, it will still be fun.  When should we do it?

Written by, Michael Wilson

@mind_static

“If you can’t laugh at yourself, your Synthroid won’t work.”

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7 Responses to “My Fellow Thyroidians, Starship Enterprise be Calling”

  1. ria says:

    lol-great post! Wigglin’ toes as I comment. Beam me up Scotty!

  2. tink says:

    you are right,my feet have been cold and it’s hard to walk and if I tell my doctor I know she will think I am nuts,I am starting to think I am with all the problems I am having and it seems I am getting more as the days go on.

  3. Sue Macauley-Patrick says:

    I would, but I’m afraid my toes would break off if I exposed them to the air.

  4. Anna says:

    So so funny! My husband just asked the other day when it was 85 degrees in Michigan (which is considered HOT here), why I was still wearing a sweater!

    Let me know when we need to take our shoes off…I’m in!

  5. Hilarious! Last summer, I bought long fingerless gloves to wear IN TEXAS DURING JULY since I was going there for a conference. I knew I’d need them, particularly indoors. And YES, I wore them, with my extra pair of socks, during the lectures! =)

  6. pamela judd says:

    so funny,my feet get so cold in summer,yet rest of me cant stand heat,winter feet bad and yes walking not good,but my whole body is like ice,i hop in bath with hot water straight from tap to warm my bones, pamela

  7. swannak says:

    uggg i’m right there with everyone. at work during the winter i had been wearing two pairs of socks and two jackets every day as well as a space heater at my feet under my desk. the warehouse couldn’t stay warm enough.
    i’ve recently started taking more of my medication and
    it has helped tremendously but now the AC is on and even
    though i’m wearing one jacket and one pair of socks i can still tell my feet are pretty cold today. it’s a mess what we have to go through. we could all band together and save the polar bears. =D

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