1. On drugs 2. Drinking to much...3. Had trouble in my marriage. And when they found out I had a Thyroid Disease....well it was not "Oh I am sorry it hear that. How can I help?' No, it was more like..." Well, there you go your fat because of your Thyroid. All fat people are fat because of their Thyroid. No big deal." YES it is a big deal. It is a big deal with me and thousands of others like me. Thyroid Cancer IS the most rapidly increasing form of cancer in the USA today. It is more common then breast cancer. It is more common than diabetes and heart disease. And more than 30 MILLION Americans have a thyroid disorder.
So the question is why are we hiding ???? Why are we embarrassed??? We did not ask for this disease and we are not asking for anybody to feel sorry for us. No matter how hard you think it is to do ...you have to stand up and shout it out with out embarrassment. " I HAVE A THYROID DISEASE!!!!!" I am not skinny or fat because I want to be. Yes I am fat. And I probably eat healthier then the average person. I exercise as much as I can and walk as much as I can even when in pain. And "NO" I am not sitting around feeling sorry for myself and just pigging out all day. and "NO" I am NOT lazy. I do as much as I can even when I am so weak and tired I can barely lift an arm. I would love to go out dancing again. I would love to just go out and have a good time with out the stares I get and the smart remarks. But this is the disease to make fun of to laugh at the person that has it.......until they get it themselves. Then what????...it is not so funny any more. We are not a joke this disease is no joke. We are suffering ...some of us more than others.
So do you think the jokes will stop and the misunderstanding will jut stop because you want it to. No it won't. If we do not stand up for our selves ...nobody will. Everyday I am on the forums reading about all you go through and how hard it is to live with this Thyroid Disease. But, how many of you join those of us putting ourselves and our life experience out in the public. How many of you will come out of the closet and be seen and heard. How many of you will stand along side of us and shout out with us??? I have invited over 800 of you or more to join me in spirit if not in person to spread Thyroid Awareness for World Thyroid Awareness Day. You want to know how many think this is important and will join us in spirit or in person??? 10% of you....10% I can not believe it. Do you know how discouraging that is to see. You may think I am being a B______ about this. And maybe I am. But there are a few of us on this computer everyday fighting for YOU!. Fighting to get the awareness out to the public.....for YOU. One of us is in bed for the last few days and what is she doing ?? Is she resting with the pain she is in today? No she is texting me to tell me she is in a lot of pain today. Yet I know she is in bed working on Thyroid Cancer issues and working on a big Thyroid Project we are doing to get the awareness info out to you and the public. And why? She is doing it for YOU! I am sorry if I am offending some of you today. Well maybe I am not. I am upset that my friend who has had Thyroid Cancer is working so hard and in so much pain and feeling so bad today. Doesn't anybody care?? Tell me why she and I and a few ....very few others are working so hard to get the information out there for you and the public???? We have families too and we are in pain too. We have better things to do. I can be sitting outside watching my husband in the yard and smelling my flowers. Wilma can close the blinds and TRY to get some rest. Mary can go out and have a shopping spree and Shan can go sit in her favorite park and read a book. Deb can go on that drive in the country she has been wanting to go on for a month. And Marlene can just go rest her eyes. All of us can just give up and let it go. But we are fighters. WE will stand up and fight for Awareness and Information on Thyroid Disease. If we have to do it alone ...we will do it alone...but we will do it.
On May 20th at 2:00Pm at Starbucks in Denver I am holding a Thyroid Awareness Coffee Break. How many of you will join us in Spirit if not in person. How many of you will even answer and make a comment about this posting? I will tell you right now. Mary one of my biggest fans will post and a handful of you will send me a message. Most of you will probably 1. Get upset with me or 2. not even bother with this. WHY??? IT IS NOT IMPORTANT ENOUGH!!!!!