thyroid disorders

A blog about thyroid disorders.

Need to lose weight ASAP!

20May

I’ve just had a Facebook message asking me for help, looking for a gym, as they “need to lose weight ASAP” Here is my response: “Here’s some free advice that most people pay for, so I’ll keep it simple and … Continue reading

  

Thyroid Eye Disease Meeting – Newcastle upon Tyne – Friday 16 / Saturday 17 May 2014

18Feb

A unique event bringing together leading European and British experts on Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) will be an opportunity for patients with TED, their families and carers, members of the public and pupils to meet European and UK experts to … Continue reading

  

DISEASES OFFER A SPEC-TACULAR VIEW

16Dec

This week’s blog is dedicated to my Father who passed away in June of 2011 of cancer. I love and miss you daddy! My father, a former military man, had a wife and two daughters. He did not want any … Continue reading

  

BRAIN FOG

8Dec

A few weeks ago I was captivated by the beauty of the fog outside. The misty cloud-like blanket covering trees, streets and structures made that morning drive into work a pleasant one. On the elevator, I joked with someone that … Continue reading

  

WHICH DOCTOR DO YOU HAVE, WHICH PATIENT SHOULD YOU BE?

26Nov

Fortunately many have the luxury of “firing” bad doctors if they want to. However, often some don’t have the advantage of picking and choosing from a large pool of these professionals. Because of where they live, insurance restrictions, or financial … Continue reading

  

THYROID POETRY (THYROETRY)-THE COLD

4Nov

November has made its entrance. Time to pull out coats, hats and long pants. Cold weather to a suffering hypo. Can turn a person psycho. No matter what you do, you can’t get warm. Fitted with layers upon layers, you … Continue reading

  

CHECK IT OUT

27Oct

Hello fellow Thyroidians! My lifelong dream was to write a book, and now, after a year working on a topic so close to me (and you) it is now a reality! My book Wow your Mom Really is Crazy was … Continue reading

  

IT’S HERE

22Oct

WOW YOUR MOM REALLY IS CRAZY  is now available. It has always been my dream to write a book, but lack of confidence held me back. I am a testament to the saying “adversity brings out the best in people” … Continue reading

  

THE EYES HAVE IT

7Oct

William Shakespeare said, “The eyes are the window to the soul”… If someone were to peak into my eyes, they would see a soul wearing boxing gloves punching the heck out of my thyroid disease. I have spent many years … Continue reading

  

INSOMNIA…NOOOOOOO – SLEEP-YEEESSSSSSS

22Sep

How much sleep do you get? Not getting enough sleep isn’t good.Requiring too much sleep can be just as bad…either way something could be wrong with your health. Sleep has ALWAYS been one of my favorite pastimes,as a teen, I … Continue reading

  

GO CRAZY

3Sep

I call myself the Crazy Thyroid Lady because my mother instilled in me the ability to turn the tables on those who bully me. “Don’t let them see they are getting to you”, she would say. As my disease evolved, … Continue reading

  

LOSING IT…MY HAIR

26Aug

At this moment, while writing this blog post…I am doing something I don’t like to do: getting my hair done. I would rather sit in a dentist chair than spend the many many hours it takes to get my hairconstructed. … Continue reading

  

AUTOIMMUNE OLYMPIADS

19Aug

Well, the Olympics are over. Thank God! Now I can get some sleep. I was so sleep deprived. I could have won a gold medal in crankiness. I am in awe when I see the super-human type feats executed by … Continue reading

  

READER’S RESPONSE

28Jul

I love all the feedback I receive on my blog. We are family members and just like family we can disagree with one another. Last week, I received a response to a previous blog post about how this responder is … Continue reading

  

CLEANING HOUSE

21Jul

Since I’ve written a blog post about poop, I feel as though I can talk to you guys about anything. We are all family, right? OK, so, I want to discuss with y’all a word that is even more vile … Continue reading

  

MORE THYROETRY VOLUME III FROM THE CRAZY THYROID LADY

14Jul

It’s been so hot…how do I deal with the dog days of summer? Barking with a vengeance, while my thyroid walks to the beat of a different drummer. How do I cope with these record highs? Fearing what will spark … Continue reading

  

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A THYROID SUFFERER

7Jul

A day in the life of a thyroidian is so exciting! James Bond 007 has nothing on us. I never know what the day will bring, what exciting adventures I will encounter. For example, it is unclear what will mysteriously … Continue reading

  

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE

23Jun

This week’s blog is dedicated to those who suffer from one or more autoimmune diseases. I take my hat off to you! Having to endure the daily struggles of your respective invisible illness is truly a heroic feat, and in … Continue reading

  

THYROID AND THE BRAIN

16Jun

While doing some research for my book, I stumbled upon an interesting news story regarding thyroid disease. The article was about a murder trial and the defendant’s attorneys argued that a “mismanaged thyroid disease” led to her actions on that … Continue reading

  

WE ARE ALL FULL OF IT

10Jun

  This week’s picture has nothing to do with the blog. I figured if I put up a picture of what my blog is about…y’all probably would not read it. I want to talk about something that no one wants … Continue reading

  

Raging Hormones

7Jun

Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming, the sun is making a brighter, longer appearance. Summer will be here soon. Thus, it is time for me to think about the bright side of having thyroid disease. I once heard someone … Continue reading

  

Treat the patient, not the laboratory test numbers

7Jun

Danny Lieberman, the founder of Pathcare, the private social network for healthcare, talks about the importance of treating the patient not the numbers.  As an example of this notion, Danny presents some guidelines from the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine … Continue reading