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Reflecting on 2019

Reflecting on 2019
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2019 has been a busy, eventful, yet wonderful year for my thyroid advocacy work. So, as we approach the end of 2019, I thought it would be nice to reflect on this.

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Some of the biggest news and probably the biggest change to my life, was my pregnancy, which I announced at the end of October, as I reached the six months pregnant milestone. Being pregnant with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s has presented some extra challenges but on the whole I have felt very thankful for the opportunity, following a previous miscarriage in 2018.

This pregnancy (and the birth of my little one next year) will understandably impact my personal life but also my thyroid advocacy work, as I prepare to take a year off for maternity leave and discover what my health will look like post-birth.

My physical and mental health have been the best they’ve been in years, in 2019, and I finally managed to obtain my NDT medication on prescription in the summer, which was a huge step for the management of my thyroid condition.

In terms of my work in 2019, The Invisible Hypothyroidism:

Here’s to good health and a great 2020.

My ‘maternity leave’ starts from the end of January 2020, though I don’t plan to disappear completely. Blog posts and articles have been written and scheduled so that a new one will appear on my site every week, and you can find me on social media.

About Author

Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes writing articles, authoring books, producing her Thyroid Family email newsletters and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a founding board member for the American College of Thyroidology. She is well-recognised as a crucial and influential contributor to the thyroid community and has a large social media presence. Her books include "Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate" and "You, Me and Hypothyroidism".

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