Hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Anxiety Disorder. Adrenal Fatigue. Depression. All conditions I currently have or, in the case of depression, have had at previous times in my life (depression comes in and out of my life as it pleases).
People tell me however, not to let these conditions, physical and mental, define me.
But why? They do define part of who I am and what my life has become and I’m OK with that.
Continue reading “Why I Don’t Mind Being Defined by Thyroid Disease”
Since being diagnosed with multiple physical health conditions as well as depression and anxiety, I have started writing about my experiences. The aim being to not only raise awareness of what we go through as chronic illness warriors and let other people going through the same know they’re not alone, but to also have an outlet for what I go through.
It’s true, I’ve been told that my blog and Mighty articles have helped others to realize that they may have the same physical and/or mental health conditions as me. I’ve also been told that they’ve helped other patients realize they’re not alone. As have I been told that they’ve helped those who know someone with these conditions to understand what we go through.
I’ve written a new exclusive piece for The Mighty, about my anxiety when using Uber or other cab services when unwell.
You can head on over to The Mighty to read it, by following this link: https://themighty.com/2018/01/uber-rude-passenger-anxiety-migraine/
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?
Continue reading “The Dilemma of Juggling Fun With Repercussions”
I’ve written a new exclusive piece for The Mighty, about why ‘How are you?’ is such a difficult question to answer with hypothyroidism.
You can head on over to The Mighty to read it, by following this link: https://themighty.com/2017/08/the-difficult-question-how-are-you/
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.
Continue reading “When I Bonded With a Stranger Over Having Thyroid Disease”
I’ve written a new exclusive piece for The Mighty.
You can head on over to The Mighty to read it, by following this link: https://themighty.com/2017/05/health-support-team/
One of my blogs, which has also been republished on The Mighty, has been turned in to a video!
Continue reading “One of My Blogs Has Been Made 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! 🙂
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.