23 May 2011 ~ 29 Comments

Sorry Mrs T, Your Blood Tests Look Normal or The Tragic Tale of a UK Thyroid Patient

In the past, I have repeatedly talked about UK thyroid patients who are not getting the treatment they need – many are undermedicated and some are not medicated at all despite the fact that they display obvious symptoms and are desperate for help. From many of my UK friends, I know that the NHS[1] often […]






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01 February 2011 ~ 14 Comments

Sassy Style Talk With AJ: Meet Anita – A Sassy Redheaded Energizer Bunny, Makeup Junkie and, Moreover, a Survivor, by Anita Roberts

My name is Anita and at a glance I don’t look sick.  Like many of you reading these words, I give the impression of a woman of a certain age with a bit of a weight issue and a fabulous sense of style and confidence, but nothing more dire would cross the readers’ minds.  I […]






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22 November 2010 ~ 6 Comments

FWBW 9: Learning To Love Ourselves

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-learning-to-love-ourselves/ When a chronic illness such as thyroid disease and/or thyroid cancer strikes you down, it changes the way you see yourself, the way you look and your ability to live a normal life. Unsurprisingly, all this can be a heavy blow to your self-esteem. Today’s “ideal woman” is not only expected to look good, […]






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