Archive | Sarah’s writing on thyroid and chronic illness

27 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Look out healthcare, here we come!

I’m one of a growing breed of patients who are becoming proactive and educated to get well. It’s no longer enough to trust in your doctor. You know your own body best. Do your research and work with your doctor as an equal partner in solving your own health puzzle. Maintain a positive attitude and […]

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27 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Insomnia (three poems)

I can’t sleep but I’m not awake What the hell is this life? For goodness sake Pushing myself through the day Must keep going Come what may Treacle limbs And cotton wool brain My mind is numb But I can’t numb the pain Will I feel well ever again? — Clock ticking, slumber time. Dearest […]

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01 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Blog for National Academy of Hypothyroidism

For those of you who haven’t already seen it, a few months back I wrote a guest blog for the National Academy of Hypothyroidism about what weight loss should and shouldn’t be. Sorry for not posting this earlier. I’ve been crazy busy with a new course I’ve been pursuing to become a licensed massage therapist. […]

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01 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Out With The Old, In With The New, In 2014 May Your Dreams Come True!

In the past few weeks, I’ve read a lot about New Year’s resolutions, why some people make them and why others are totally against them. A patient advocate colleague of mine commented that resolutions are a very painful thing for the chronically ill – I think this is because at times it is so hard […]

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27 November 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Chronic Illness, Gratitude and a Positive Attitude

compiled and edited by Sarah Downing, ThyroidChange Blog Editor and creator of the website Butterflies & Phoenixes As patients with chronic illness, we often feel that we have been dealt a bad hand. It’s hard to be grateful or thankful when we see those around us seemingly living normal and fulfilling lives whilst our lives, […]

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