As a thyroid patient, do you find yourself weighing up whether to have fun – do leisure activities, leave the house or socialise – with feeling ill the next day?
In July last year, I completed the 5k Color Run course, raising money for Thyroid UK, a charity that campaigns for and provides information and support to those with thyroid disease and related disorders. I wanted to help them in their mission to provide information and resources to promote effective diagnosis and appropriate treatment for people with thyroid disorders. As someone with hypothyroidism, it was really important to me.
The 5k went well and at a pub in the evening, while having a drink to celebrate my achievement (having hypothyroidism made the course difficult to complete), I visited the toilet. After coming out of the cubicle and washing my hands in the sink, I commented on the pair of amazing shoes the woman standing next to me was wearing. They were mega high and bright pink and sparkly. She explained that she was here for a wedding and asked what I was here for. I replied that I had done the The Color Run that day, going on to explain what it was.
One of my blogs, which has also been republished on The Mighty, has been turned in to a video!
If you follow my blog and social media pages, then you’ll already know that I also write for a site called The Mighty. To date, I’ve written twenty-four articles, and I started writing for them about six months ago now. I submit a mix of articles I initially wrote for this site and then some new ones, too.
Well, after a few months, I asked about the T-shirts I saw other writers taking selfies in, as I felt I deserved one too and they happily posted me one from the US. 😀 Continue reading “My Mighty T-Shirt Came!”
The Mighty is an article website, built on stories written by real people, with real challenges, telling real stories.
The Mighty has a huge readership of 125 million readers and aims to spread awareness of mental health, disabilities and diseases, by sharing the stories of those who live with depression, autism, fibromyalgia and thyroid disease, to name just a few conditions.
The long list of chronic health conditions they cover, is here.
Now, I’ve been following The Mighty and have enjoyed reading the articles posted on there for a good few months. So, I decided to submit a piece for their site. My blog piece When People Belittle Our Thyroid Disease is the piece I’ve gone with, and it’s just gone live! 🙂
You can see it here – When People Belittle My Thyroid Disease
Of course, I’ll carry on blogging and writing regular posts for this site, but I hope writing for The Mighty occasionally will enable me to reach as many thyroid patients as possible, seeing as they have such a huge readership.
I want to reach as many thyroid patients as I can, to tell them that it’s not normal to live a sub-standard quality of life with thyroid disease, and you don’t have to accept it!
All of my Mighty articles can be found here.
What Can We Do to Change How Hypothyroidism Is Perceived?
Isn’t that a question. I’ve made it no secret that as hypothyroid patients, we often feel put down, not listened to and belittled. So what should we do to change that? Continue reading “What Can We Do to Change How Hypothyroidism Is Perceived?”