Archive | Sarah’s writing on thyroid and chronic illness

18 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 13: Long-distance Travel – Minimizing Your Stress and Maximizing Your Comfort

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-long-distance-travel-minimizing-your-stress-and-maximizing-your-comfort-2/ 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 was around this time that I was introduced to the fascinations of being able to converse with someone on the […]






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17 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

FWBW 14: 27 Easy Ways to Get Back Your Groove

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-27-easy-ways-to-get-back-your-groove/ 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 brighten up your life and make yourself and others smile. Here are just a selection that I devised together […]






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16 November 2010 ~ 8 Comments

FWBW 15: 12 Things You Should Never Say To or About a Thyroid Patient

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-12-things-you-should-never-say-to-or-about-a-thyroid-patient/ The week it was published, this article ranked number three out of several hundred articles on thyroid disease featured on Google News. 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 […]






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15 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 16: Prejudice, Discrimination and the Need for Education

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-prejudice-discrimination-and-the-need-for-education/ “Tis true my form is something odd But blaming me, is blaming God, 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 mind’s the standard of the man.” […]






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14 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 17: Desperately Seeking Dr. Jekyll

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-desperately-seeking-dr-jekyll/ 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 rattling on Dear Thyroid™. She believes that this is because patients get angry and lash out at their doctors. It concerns me that […]






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