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Carol

About Carol

Carol Gray is a former model, published writer, blogger and thyroid advocate. She has a B.S. in marketing and business administration. Carol was diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disease in 2006 that almost incapacitated her, since then she has been fighting her way back to wellness. Carol hopes to soon release her first book Wow Your Mom Really is Crazy about her struggles and triumphs over thyroid disease.

Carol

16 Dec

DISEASES OFFER A SPEC-TACULAR VIEW

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 …

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Carol

8 Dec

BRAIN FOG

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 …

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Carol

26 Nov

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

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 …

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4 Nov

THYROID POETRY (THYROETRY)-THE COLD

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 …

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Carol

27 Oct

CHECK IT OUT

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 …

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22 Oct

IT’S HERE

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” …

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7 Oct

THE EYES HAVE IT

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 …

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Carol

22 Sep

INSOMNIA…NOOOOOOO – SLEEP-YEEESSSSSSS

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 …

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3 Sep

GO CRAZY

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, …

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Carol

26 Aug

LOSING IT…MY HAIR

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. …

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Carol

19 Aug

AUTOIMMUNE OLYMPIADS

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 …

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28 Jul

READER’S RESPONSE

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 …

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21 Jul

CLEANING HOUSE

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 …

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Carol

14 Jul

MORE THYROETRY VOLUME III FROM THE CRAZY THYROID LADY

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 …

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7 Jul

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A THYROID SUFFERER

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 …

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Carol

23 Jun

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE

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 …

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Carol

16 Jun

THYROID AND THE BRAIN

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 …

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10 Jun

WE ARE ALL FULL OF IT

  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 …

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7 Jun

Raging Hormones

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 …

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