This blog post is by Vicky Roden.
It’s a privilege to be able to join with The Thyroid Trust during International Thyroid Awareness Week, 25 - 31 May 2021.
I'd like to start on World Thyroid Day, by sharing two films– one a piece of work made relating to my condition, and the other a fun workshop demonstrating how to make fondant thyroid butterflies.
Afterwards, on 7th June, I am looking forward to hosting a Creative Thyroid Cafe.
On 25th May, World Thyroid Day, 12-1pm BST, we are holding our very first tweet chat, using the hashtag #ThyroidTrustChat.
A tweet chat is an opportunity to have an open discussion on Twitter at a set time around a series of questions put by the hosts. Everyone is welcome to join in, patients, friends, family and healthcare professionals alike. Our chat will be about thyroid disease, awareness raising and key issues that patients and physicians want to talk about.
She was worried. She was in her early fifties and usually very active, being a keen walker and horse rider, but for some time she’d been feeling increasingly tired and had gained weight. It had got to the point where she’d had to plonk herself down on a stile after walking for just a quarter of a mile of a normal three-mile walk. She felt utterly drained - her legs were heavy; walking felt like wading through treacle. This feeling of sheer exhaustion was like nothing she’s experienced before, despite having worked previously as long-haul airline crew for years with the long hours and jet lag.
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