Archive | Sarah’s writing on thyroid and chronic illness

28 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 3: Making The Most of Life With Chronic Illness

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-making-the-most-of-life-with-chronic-illness/ When we’re first confronted with that dreadful realization that we have been diagnosed with a chronic illness and that chronic means we will have to deal with it for the rest of our lives, our initial reactions are often shock, fear, sadness and anger. Many people feel as if they are being punished and […]

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27 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 4: Help! I’m turning into a Man (Updated article! See italics)

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-help-i%E2%80%99m-turning-into-a-man/ (Update: I wrote this article as a result of my now former gynecologist diagnosing me with PCOS. It was written when I just started treatment. As a result, I didn’t know everything that I know now and the parts in italics are my updates to this. Meanwhile, I have reason to believe that I […]

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26 November 2010 ~ 4 Comments

FWBW 5: Brightening Up Your Thyroid’s SAD Day

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-brightening-up-your-thyroids-sad-day/ In my mid-twenties, or perhaps even before then, I began to feel the urge to hibernate every winter. It seemed that I was never a morning person during the rest of the year, but in winter it got particularly bad. I was very sensitive to the change in seasons and I attributed my extra […]

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25 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

FWBW 6: In Sickness and in Health I said I don’t

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-in-sickness-and-in-health-i-said-i-dont/ It seems most people I know, myself included, don’t enjoy being alone, so the natural instinct is to find a partner and how do you do this? You play the dating game. When you’re dating, self-esteem is particularly important, but when you are suffering from a chronic illness, this can really throw a spanner […]

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24 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

FWBW 7: Difficult Diagnoses, Dimwit Doctors and Tricky Treatments

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-difficult-diagnoses-dimwit-doctors-and-tricky-treatment/ 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 tiredness for years before cottoning on to the fact that it might be my thyroid thanks to my mother finally letting […]

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