20 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 11: Raising Awareness Under the Intense Heat of the Spotlight

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-raising-awareness-under-the-intense-heat-of-the-spotlight/ In some of my past columns I have talked about the importance of educating people about our diseases and how daunting this can be because you never know how they are going to react. The general public seems to be particularly ignorant when it comes to autoimmune disease and many connect it to AIDS, […]

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19 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 12: Curious Cures, Rank Remedies and Questionable Quacks

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-curious-cures-rank-remedies-and-questionable-quacks/ 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 fun for us to do some time-traveling of our own. I know that many of us are very frustrated about the cocktail of […]

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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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