Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat… There’s a new popular social media site every year, it seems. People use them to share life updates with friends and family, to discuss the shows they’re watching, watch funny videos and read articles. Different people use these sites differently. Maybe you only post every now and then or it’s possible you post every day. Do you use it to share happy news and positive posts or possibly to vent about your crap day or seek comfort and help from others? Maybe you do both. Either way, it’s up to you how you use your account.
But who hasn’t shared something that’s irritated someone else? A status that someone has deemed ‘sharing too much’, a political post, ‘yet another moany post’ or even ‘another selfie’. The chances are, at some point, we’ve all shared or posted something online that another social media user has complained about, whether to our faces or not. Perhaps they responded with an ironic, hypocritical post, moaning about the people who moan online.
So where does this tie in with those of us who live with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and all the other related health conditions? Continue reading “When Our Posting On Social Media Annoys Other People”
Hypothyroidism, also called an underactive thyroid and thyroid disease, is an invisible illness. This means that the effect it has on someone living with it isn’t always obvious or visible, but it doesn’t make it any less impacting on the person’s life.
Around 750 million people in the world live with some form of thyroid disease, yet many keep their health condition concealed, afraid that friends, family and co-workers just won’t understand this often debilitating condition.
Let’s try to understand.
Here are real people, holding real statements, who have really been affected by thyroid disease and want people to start realising.
Our ‘invisible illness’ isn’t really invisible. Look closer. Continue reading “Our ‘Invisible Illness’ Isn’t Really Invisible”
I’m currently working on a new project.
I am wanting to get as many of us as possible to hold a piece of card or paper in a photo, saying what hypothyroidism has done to us, in order to create a powerful blog post or huge collage of them to make people more aware of just what we go through/have gone through with hypothyroidism.
I want to grab peoples’ attention and make them think.
I want to make them REALISE.
We all have varying statements to make on how it’s affected us, such as:
‘Hypothyroidism ruined my ability to work.’, ‘Hypothyroidism stole my hair.’, ‘Hypothyroidism ruined my relationship.’, ‘Hypothyroidism stole my happiness.’
Real, thought-provoking statements held by real people who have REALLY gone through this and been affected by it.
I want people to take notice and be aware of what it does to us.
You can send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the hashtag #theinvisiblehypothyroidism
Most often referred to as ‘National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month’, focusing on just the US, I prefer to drop the ‘national’ and call it Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, making it an international event, not just concerning the US.
Continue reading “March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month”