Thyroid Support Group in Rockland, IL – A New Dawn
A NEW DAWN
This is my new dawn, my new era of hope.
After 24 years of suffering from Hashimoto’s, and 22 years of Synthroid, I finally found About.com. Mary Shomon talks about alternative medications. So I asked for it. . . Um, no way was the response I got. (Surprise Surprise Surprise, something that may make me feel better is being denied to me?) Well, screw you ~ I will drive 90 miles to Chicago and get some. . . and I did! 6 weeks later, I was pregnant. Amazing what one little pill can do! Then they changed it.
Fast forward to this year, found another doctor closer, and switched brands. My doctor wouldn’t prescribe it. I thought, “OPEN YOUR EYES MR. DOCTOR ASS ~ there are over 15 different TYPES of insulin available for diabetics, why don’t they just all use the same one?????”
Finally I’m at a higher dose, and guess what? I am now 80% of what I should be!!! That is actually good for me, since most of the last 10 years I was only 50%, and some days my brain functioned on 10%.
So, my goal is to get local health care practitioners that aren’t receptive, to educate them. I formed a group of loud mouth, no nonsense assertive ass kicking people who also have thyroid disorders!!
A New Dawn Coalition for Thyroid Awareness in Northern Illinois was born. Shoot, that is kinda long, so A New Dawn Coalition for Thyroid Awareness it is! I will make it a non-profit group, so we can have fun doing bowling fundraisers.
We are a non-profit tax exempt organization. We set up booths at local fairs and expos to get the word out that there and offer a support group for thyroid patients in Rockland, Illinois. We meet the last Tuesday of every month here in Rockford, IL. We will meet at the library and share our stories, our tears, and our joys. Mostly though, we will share what we have learned about thyroid disease, and how to live with it!
Once we have created a group as dedicated to change as we are, we will start contacting local doctors, pharmacies, hair stylists, and anyone else who should be fully aware of thyroid disease. We’ll educate them free of charge! We will demand better care!
Along the way, into my journey of understanding and learning, we can put together a thyroid protocol. It may take years and tons of research (researching what Mary Shomon and Dear Thyroid™, and so many others have already done for us. I am sure that together and with the Internet, we have wonderful new and existing resources. A New Dawn can help people with thyroid disease.
If you’re in the Rockford, IL area and want to sit and cry/laugh/scream/let it all hang out with others who completely understand what you’re going through, come join us! It isn’t just A New Dawn for me, it is a new dawn for all of us as we join together and make our voices heard.
Best Wishes to you ALL!!