Sick to Death! The Thyroid Film That Will Change Lives

Sick to Death! The Thyroid Film That Will Change Lives

Do you think you have hypothyroidism symptoms? Is it hard to find treatment? There’s a good chance you may be sick to death!

I knew lives would change the moment I met award-winning filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West at the video shoot for her new film in New York City. From the fire in her eyes it was obvious to me that I had just met a kindred soul determined to change the corrupt medical practices around thyroid disease that leave millions of people sick and suffering. [Read more…]

Living with a chronic illness that no one sees

Living with a chronic illness that no one sees

When Pastor Trisha Peach was a kid, she always thought that if you had a medical problem, you just had to make it to a doctor – just survive long enough to get to a hospital and then you would be fine. The doctors would have all the answers. They would be like the heroes on TV, capes and all. She discovered that she was wrong.
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The Very Beginning of Being Sick to Death!

Sick to Death! Kickstarter

I remember vividly the day I met award-winning filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West. We were shooting my interview for her upcoming thyroid documentary Sick to Death! in New York City and I had goose bumps. Somehow deep inside me I knew this woman was going to change the world for thyroid patients.

Maggie is fundraising with a Kickstarter to help cover costs for the creation of the film and I hope readers will consider contributing.

You just have to read Maggie’s personal thyroid story. I felt in many ways like she was telling my story too.

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Sick to Death: My Life with Thyroid Disease

Sick to Death! Kickstarter

From the moment I met award-winning filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West this summer in New York City, I knew instinctively that I was meeting a woman who was going to make change. There was a fire in her eyes and an urgency in her interview questions. To know I will be part of her upcoming thyroid film Sick to Death! gives me goose bumps.

Maggie is fundraising with a Kickstarter to help cover costs for the creation of the film and I hope readers will consider contributing.

Maggie Haleigh-West’s film Sick to Death! will shake up the medical world and change corrupt practices around thyroid disease. I know so.

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12 Things You Should Never Say To or About a Thyroid Patient

12 Things You Should Never Say To or About a Thyroid Patient

It is a pleasure to include my friend and fellow thyroid advocate Sarah Downing at Hypothyroid Mom. [Read more…]

Suicide plan interrupted: What prevented this thyroid patient from going through with it?

This Thyroid Patient's Suicide Plan Interrupted

There are certain people who inspire me every day to continue writing Hypothyroid Mom. Lorraine Cleaver of the Thyroid Petition Scotland is one of them. She is a woman fighting for change for thyroid patients across the globe. I am happy to know her and call her friend.

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In Memory of the Premature Babies Lost to Hypothyroid Moms on World Prematurity Day

In Memory of the Premature Babies Lost to Hypothyroid Moms on World Prematurity Day

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and November 17 is World Prematurity Day. This post is written in memory of all the preemie babies lost to hypothyroid moms across the globe.
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Pain In The Neck! Thyroid Problems

Thyroid Problems - Pain In The Neck!

A Hypothyroid Mom follower contacted me with a poem she wrote about her struggle with thyroid diagnosis and treatment. It was a poem that stayed on my mind for days. [Read more…]

Help Save Babies! Universal Thyroid Screening In Pregnancy

Help Save Babies! Universal Thyroid Screening in Pregnancy

I wonder if I am crazy to think I can change the world, but something deep inside me tells me that this is what I am supposed to do. I launched my blog Hypothyroid Mom on October 1st, 2012 in memory of the unborn baby I lost to hypothyroidism and in dedication to my two boys who beat the odds and made it to the world. When I wrote that first post Have You Suffered A Miscarriage? Your Thyroid Could Be To Blame the words poured out on the page as if someone other than me wrote it. Somehow I knew my unborn baby was watching over me. I know my mission to bring about UNIVERSAL THYROID SCREENING IN PREGNANCY is my destiny. I lost my unborn baby so needlessly. I will ensure my baby did not die in vain by saving babies all across the globe. With your help I will make this happen.

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