Archive | Sarah’s writing on thyroid and chronic illness

23 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 8: Butterflies and Phoenixes

http://dearthyroid.org/flying-with-broken-wings-butterflies-and-phoenixes/ 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 era for me. For months, I had been searching for a support network where I felt able to be myself. I have found […]

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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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21 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

FWBW 10: Magic Moments and Awesome Achievements

http://dearthyroid.org/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 today it is time to pat ourselves on the back and blow our own trumpets – not in a vain way, but in […]

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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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