Hypothyroidism. An Open Letter to My Family

Hypothyroidism. An Open Letter To My Family.

When a Hypothyroid Mom reader contacted me with this letter that she wrote to her family (and she asked me to share but keep it anonymous), I thought wow she hit the nail on the head. She expressed the frustration we feel living with an invisible illness so perfectly. We may look “normal” on the outside but struggle in ways no one understands, not even our loved ones.

(Within 10 minutes of posting this article on the Hypothyroid Mom Facebook page, the traffic to this article was so high we CRASHED the Hypothyroid Mom website. This is a dedicated server designed to handle huge traffic and we managed to crash it in 10 minutes. Thankfully the hosting company has my site back up and running. Seriously if we ever doubted what WARRIORS we are, today we proved it.) [Read more…]

Mommy has thyroid cancer

Mommy has thyroid cancer

Early detection is key. Get a Neck Check. [Read more…]

Taking Off My Supermom Cape: Secrets of a Hypothyroid Mom

Taking Off My Supermom Cape: Secrets of a Hypothyroid Mom

“Dana, your apartment used to be so organized…um…what happened?”

When an old acquaintance I hadn’t seen in several years came with her children for a play date, I was so embarrassed by her comment. I made all the excuses for why my apartment was not as “organized” as it used to be. I felt like such a loser. When she left, I started cleaning up all my stuff. I got so tired, that I shoved some of it under the bed and the rest in closets where my stuff could not be seen. I was upset, but then it dawned on me.

It’s hard to be a mom. Period.

Then add on having hypothyroidism.

She was right. Something did happen.

I took off my Supermom Cape. [Read more…]