Twenty-Eighth Entry: Thyroid Literary Contest – Three Words of Encouragement
Understanding, Knowledge, Share and Experience
When I was first diagnosed with a thyroid condition 20 years ago, I wanted to gain as much knowledge as I could. Knowledge that would develop my understanding about the condition and enable me to share what I had learned.
The experience of being diagnosed, the experience of knowing that some doctors and consultants believed only the blood results rather than the patient in front of them. Trying to explain to others why I felt so ill and yet not knowing in what way. Coping with the feeling of despair that I had felt in those early days.
Having gained the knowledge and understanding it gave me the courage to share my experiences. More importantly, it gave me the strength to challenge and question. This is my life and I can only live it once.
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