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Flying With Broken Wings: Desperately Seeking Dr. Jekyll

Flying With Broken Wings: <i>Desperately Seeking Dr. Jekyll</i>

One of the comments on my last column inspired me to write this article. The commenter opined that she feels that the doctoring profession is subjected to witch hunting and saber [Read] | 33 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: Prejudice, Discrimination and the Need for Education

Flying With Broken Wings: <i>Prejudice, Discrimination and the Need for Education</i>

“Could I create myself anew, I would not fail in pleasing you. If I could reach from pole to pole, Or grasp the ocean with a span, I would be measured by the soul, The [Read] | 45 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: 27 Easy Ways To Get Back Your Groove

Flying With Broken Wings: <i>27 Easy Ways To Get Back Your Groove</i>

It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut when you’re faced with chronic illness. Dealing with pain and fatigue day in day out can really get a person down. However, there are ways to [Read] | 38 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: 12 Things You Should Never Say To or About a Thyroid Patient

Flying With Broken Wings: <i>12 Things You Should Never Say To or About a Thyroid Patient</i>

I Get well soon!/Are you better already? You may mean well when you wish me “get well soon!” and it is indeed a kind sentiment, but sadly it makes me feel as if you are wishing away [Read] | 49 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: Curious Cures, Rank Remedies and Questionable Quacks

Flying With Broken Wings: <i>Curious Cures, Rank Remedies and Questionable Quacks</i>

In my article entitled Raising Awareness Under The Intense Heat of the Spotlight, I talked about time-traveling teen Michael J. Fox a.k.a. Marty McFly. This week, I thought it might be [Read] | 33 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: Magic Moments and Awesome Achievements

Flying With Broken Wings: Magic Moments and Awesome Achievements

In last week’s column, I talked about self-confidence and learning to love ourselves. As sufferers of one or more chronic illnesses, we often tend to be very hard on ourselves and [Read] | 2 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: Long-distance Travel – Minimizing Your Stress and Maximizing Your Comfort

Flying With Broken Wings: Long-distance Travel – Minimizing Your Stress and Maximizing Your Comfort

My first ever long-distance trip was at age 18 when I was studying languages at the University of Bath and selling popcorn at one of the local cinemas, which has since closed down. It [Read] | 9 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: Learning To Love Ourselves

Flying With Broken Wings: <i>Learning To Love Ourselves</i>

(Written by, Sarah Downing: Editor, "Flying with Broken Wings", Dear Thyroid) When a chronic illness such as thyroid disease and/or thyroid cancer strikes you down, it changes the way [Read] | 30 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: Butterflies and Phoenixes

Flying With Broken Wings: <i>Butterflies and Phoenixes</i>

I first stumbled across Dear Thyroid on New Year’s Eve of 2009 when I was reading Mary Shomon’s www.thyroid.about.com website and this website has undoubtedly been the dawn of a new [Read] | 25 responses.

Flying With Broken Wings: Difficult Diagnoses, Dimwit Doctors and Tricky Treatment

Flying With Broken Wings: <i>Difficult Diagnoses, Dimwit Doctors and Tricky Treatment</i>

One of the most popular topics on the Dear Thyroid message boards seems to be the struggle to get proper diagnosis and treatment. In my case, I had struggled with weight gain and [Read] | 60 responses.

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