Good News Re: The Frankenneck
May 23, 2011

Long-time readers know: I've got a Frankenneck... which is how I think of my no-longer-there thyroid and the associated scar (which is so faded now,...

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Food Renegade: Talking Thyroid
June 10, 2010

I really like and respect the work that Kristen, a.k.a., the Food Renegade, does on her blog. She's a punk rock foodie with a big...

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Thyroid Disease… What a Bitch!
May 13, 2010

The New York Times has a nice piece today on the various types of thyroid disease. It's collection of audio clips from people with Graves...

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Have You Met My Hormones?
February 16, 2010

I can barely talk, I'm biting my tongue SO hard to keep from complaining. Good thing I can still type! I was enjoying about a...

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I Am a Science Experiment
February 02, 2010

I'm trying to look at my current thyroid predicament as a science experiment. Eventually – say within the next three to six months – it...

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Goodbye, Coffee – Hello, Chamomile
January 27, 2010

Based on the very helpful suggestion of one of my readers, I read the book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab...

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I’m Not Crazy And I Like (Scaled) Muscle-Ups: A Story in Two Parts
January 26, 2010

Part One: I'm Not Crazy I was seriously beginning to doubt my sanity. OK, maybe that's a little melodramatic, but I was Concerned, was wondering...

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Sometimes I Get Dropsy
January 15, 2010

It's often obvious when hormone-poisoning is about to strike. I start bashing my elbows into the TV stand and walking into doorways. (True story: I've...

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My Half Thyroid: On the Fritz
December 03, 2009

Wouldn'tcha know it?! About two weeks ago, I wished my Frankenneck a happy birthday, and yesterday I got a call from the doctor. My thyroid...

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Happy Birthday, Half Thyroid!
November 19, 2009

It was exactly a year ago today that I had the surgery on my thyroid to remove a nodule that could have been cancer. Now...

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Back at Bootcamp
December 03, 2008

OK... whew. I'm over the hurdle of "First. Bootcamp. Back." And it felt great! My Frankenneck stayed glued shut and everything! Our workout Max rounds,...

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Giving Fear a Workout
November 30, 2008

Fear and I have been inseparable companions since my doctor recommended I have an ultrasound of my thyroid on November 6. That's 24 days and...

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