Before you judge, climb into my thyroid skin

Before you judge climb into my thyroid skin

“Fist of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” ~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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I’M FINE, THANKS

I'm fine, thanks

I’m fine, thanks

One lie. A little one. Intended to answer the question “How are you?” in the expected way. Well meaning. Until you develop a chronic illness like hypothyroidism. Then those three little words become way too big to handle. [Read more…]

CHRONIC: Thriving While Living with a Chronic Illness

CHRONIC: Thriving While Living with a Chronic Illness

When I launched Hypothyroid Mom in October 2012, my dream was to reach 250 followers. Little did I know that 4 years later, this blog would have over ONE MILLION followers, yes I said one million. I will never forget the people who first followed my Hypothyroid Mom Facebook Page when I only had 40 or so followers. Whenever I see their profile pictures pop up when they comment on a post on my page, I smile. All these years later and they are still here. How blessed I feel. Karen is one of those early followers and I’m so proud to have her writing here today. [Read more…]

Manifesto for the Hypothyroid Mom

Manifesto for the Hypothyroid Mom

This guest article left me thinking, thinking so deeply. I know you will be left thinking too….

None of this is your fault.
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Thyroid Patients: 7 Keys to Successfully Restoring and Revitalizing Your Health

Thyroid Patients: 7 Keys to Successfully Restoring & Revitalizing Your Health

The day I stumbled upon New York Times bestselling author Mary Shomon’s book Living Well with Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You…That You Need to Know changed my life.
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How thyroid disease has completely changed my life

How thyroid disease has changed my life

Despite obvious family history of thyroid disease (her mother, aunts, cousins and grandmother are all sufferers of thyroid disease) and many common symptoms of hypothyroidism, Jane Rochester struggled and suffered needlessly for decades. Her tale of ill health and unfortunate genetics is sadly not unique and in fact shared by hundreds of millions of people around  the world. I have no doubt the majority of my Hypothyroid Mom readers will be nodding their heads as they read Jane’s story and feel like she is telling their own story too.
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You know you have an (untreated) thyroid problem when…

You know you have an (untreated) thyroid problem when...

It is a pleasure to include my friend and fellow thyroid advocate Sarah Downing at Hypothyroid Mom. She is passionate about helping thyroid patients around the globe. [Read more…]

What I wish others knew about living with a chronic unseen illness

What I wish others knew about living with a chronic unseen illness

Pastor Trisha Peach struggled for several years with symptoms that doctor after doctor could not figure out. It would turn out that she was struggling with the thyroid autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s, a chronic illness that goes unseen by people around you.
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DREAM BIG: Why Thyroid Patients Need and Deserve Change

DREAM BIG: Why Thyroid Patients Need and Deserve Change

It is a pleasure to include my friend and passionate thyroid advocate Sarah Downing.

With Sarah as one of our fighters, change is near. I can feel it.
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