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10 Songs For Thyroid Patients: Part Nine

This is part nine of my selection of songs that motivate, inspire, uplift or otherwise connect with me on tough health days.

You can also see: parts one to eight here.

I find that music is often the best remedy for when I’m feeling low, fed up, defeated or frustrated, especially during thyroid flare ups, so I wanted to share my favourites for when I feel down, defeated, frustrated or otherwise need a pick-me-up. I hope you like them too. Continue reading “10 Songs For Thyroid Patients: Part Nine”

I Have Been Nominated for the WEGO Health Awards 2021!

Originally published on 6th June 2021

Last updated on 9th July 2021

I am honoured to say that I have been nominated for the WEGO Health Awards again this year!

Rachel in a Cozy jumper

Receiving nominations for an amazing NINE different awards, they are:

  • Patient Leader Hero
  • Best in Show: Blog (read my blogs here)
  • Best Kept Secret
  • Best in Show: Facebook (see my Facebook page here
  • Best in Show: Community (see my Facebook support group here)
  • Best in Show: Instagram (see my Instagram page here)
  • Best in Show: Twitter  (see my Twitter here)
  • Advocating For Another
  • Healthcare Collaborator
  • Hilarious Patient Leader
  • Rookie of the Year

Continue reading “I Have Been Nominated for the WEGO Health Awards 2021!”

Why It’s Important to Know if You Have Hashimoto’s

90% of people with Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) also have the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s as the cause. [1]

Yet many of us are never told if we have Hashimoto’s, or even tested for it. Continue reading “Why It’s Important to Know if You Have Hashimoto’s”

An Open Letter to Fathers with Hypothyroidism on Father’s Day

Originally published on 16th June 2019

Last updated on 19th June 2021

To the dad with hypothyroidism on Father’s Day,

I know you feel tired, at times frustrated and strained. Work can be harder to get through these days as your mind isn’t as sharp and you push yourself each and every day to keep on going, keep on raising your family with love and kindness despite your own body fighting against you. Continue reading “An Open Letter to Fathers with Hypothyroidism on Father’s Day”

Book Review: Living Well With Hypothyroidism by Mary J. Shomon

Mary Shomon has been a well-recognised thyroid patient advocate for over twenty years.

Book review: Living Well With Hypothyroidism by Mary J. Shomon

Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You… That You Need to Know is one of the most popular ‘thyroid books’ for patients, as it is a very comprehensive read and resource. 

I may reference back to this book and what I’ve learnt from it throughout my blog posts.

Continue reading “Book Review: Living Well With Hypothyroidism by Mary J. Shomon”

A Review of The LetsGetChecked Thyroid Antibody Finger Prick Test

I have previously used LetsGetChecked when doing a Lyme Disease home test kit. This time, they offered to send me a thyroid panel test, which checks:

  • Free T4
  • Free T3
  • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
  • Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TGAB)
  • Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOAB)
  • Thyroxine

Continue reading “A Review of The LetsGetChecked Thyroid Antibody Finger Prick Test”

International Thyroid Awareness Week 2021

International Thyroid Awareness Week begins on May 25th 2021 and continues through to May 31st. 

Rachel holding a butterfly

The worldwide week-long event is a good opportunity for raising awareness of thyroid conditions, both how it affects those of us with them, but also the signs and symptoms to get more people diagnosed sooner. In this way, we can avoid so many people living poor quality lives with thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s. Continue reading “International Thyroid Awareness Week 2021”

World Thyroid Day – 25th May 2021

Every year, the 25th May is World Thyroid Day; an international event for raising awareness of what the thyroid gland does, what different thyroid diseases there are and symptoms of them, the importance of diagnosis and treatment, but also the many things that we face as thyroid patients. Continue reading “World Thyroid Day – 25th May 2021”

An Open Letter to Mothers with Hypothyroidism on Mother’s Day

Originally published on 31st March 2018

Last updated on 9th May 2021

To the mother with hypothyroidism this Mother’s Day,

I know at times you feel tired, achy, frustrated and strained. You push yourself each and every day to keep on going, keep on raising your family with love and kindness despite your own body fighting against you.

Being a parent with a thyroid condition Continue reading “An Open Letter to Mothers with Hypothyroidism on Mother’s Day”