General Update #19

It’s been almost three months since my last general update but it feels like just a month in my time. It’s been a very up and down time indeed. 

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I Worry That Brain Fog Makes Me Look Incompetent at Work

Prior to my decline in health due to the development of autoimmune hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid), I was top of my class or among the top in every school class, year on year. I did well at school and college and I had a thirst for learning whatever I could. I enjoyed learning. Continue reading “I Worry That Brain Fog Makes Me Look Incompetent at Work”

High Cholesterol Linked With Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is linked to cholesterol levels. An underactive thyroid can cause cholesterol to increase and you may not even be aware that this is the cause or a factor for your high cholesterol levels. Continue reading “High Cholesterol Linked With Hypothyroidism”

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month – September 2017

Today is the 1st September, which marks the start of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event that is the prime opportunity for us to spread awareness of the effects and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer. 

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Beyond Bread Bakery in London

When you travel somewhere different, being sure that you’ll have something to eat when you follow a specific diet can be a little hard. Especially if your trip is revolving around food with friends, catch up over a drink or even ordering a take-away. It can be a minefield! 

But being gluten free in London was easy the other week. One gem I discovered was the Beyond Bread Bakery. 

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When Our Pets Get Better Thyroid Care Than Us

It sounds mad doesn’t it? That medical professionals across all species, may know more and do more for animals with thyroid problems.

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When I Bonded With a Stranger Over Having Thyroid Disease

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.

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Mental Illness Isn’t Black and White

Mental illness isn’t black and white. Sometimes we know what’s led to it, what has flared it up and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere, sometimes we see it coming. It can be a chemical imbalance, a hormonal imbalance or even situational. But it’s never straightforward.

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