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Thyroid Cancer

Why we need to safe places for male chronic illness sufferers

I didn't think I would be mentioning sexism when talking about illnesses, but it recently came to light that men have a harder time talking about chronic illness because they are constantly told that they are not allowed to talk... Continue Reading →

Autoimmune diseases are incurable

As you may already know, I have been diagnosed with Graves' Disease approximately a year ago. Graves' Disease is an autoimmune disease. Normally, your immune system uses antibodies to help protect against viruses, bacteria and other foreign substances that invade your... Continue Reading →

Paralysing Anxiety – Thyroid Related?

I suffered from paralysing anxiety, or in other words, hyper-vigilance. I was in a state of alert 24 hours a day, every day. Every little details was blown out of proportion. I was constantly analysing, interpreting, evaluating risks. My mind... Continue Reading →

Rainy Days & Chronic Illness

Weather affect chronic illness. It's become clear to me that rainy weather is definitely one of my triggers. It also has become clear to me that people don't understand when someone with a chronic illness speaks of good and bad pain days, which... Continue Reading →

Torn between I can & I can’t

I have to say no to countless outings and events. Sometimes it's just too difficult. Sometimes I say yes regardless and I will pay for it afterwards. I'm constantly torn between "I won't let this hold me back" and "I... Continue Reading →

Graves Disease – No one warned me

In my experience, doctor overplays the cure and underplays the symptoms.Even with doctors, people with chronic illnesses get scrutinised, patronised, interrogated and belittled. I'm not exaggerating, I'm not trying to pull a fast one, I'm not a whiner and I'm... Continue Reading →

Things People with Thyroid & Autoimmune don’t want to hear

Complaining about weight Please don't complain to your friend with a thyroid and autoimmune illness about your weight issues. I received a text this morning from a friend who is a size 4 that she is feeling fat, that she... Continue Reading →

Graves Disease & Doctors

The Diagnosis of Graves' Disease or any chronic illness can often be bitter-sweet. I felt relieved to know what was wrong with me, but I was also disappointed to find out it was an incurable autoimmune illness. I also cried... Continue Reading →

How are you feeling today?

How are you feeling today? Such a simple and ordinary question. A question we hear several times a day from family members, friends and/or coworkers. I never thought about it twice before being diagnoses with an incurable autoimmune illness. The answer... Continue Reading →

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