Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Butterfly's Journey

I am sure you have all heard the phrase, “We all have our cross to bear.” For some, that cross is dealing with a chronic illness.

A blogging buddy of mine has written a book on such an issue. It is called, I Never Aksed to Become a Butterfly. She has been dealing with a chronic illness for years and finally has recorded some of her experiences with hypothyroidism.

I loved her candid way of expressing her ups and downs of this disease. I loved how she explained things in a way so I could really get a clear image of what she was going through. What other people, that I love, are going through. It was a little glimpse into her heart and it touched mine.

I was especially touched because I have a family member that is living with thyroid disease and I haven’t known what to do to support them, emotionally or otherwise. I haven’t fully understood the effects this disease can do. But after gaining a glimpse into what it is like, I understand better. And I want to be more supportive.

I wanted to post about it because I know a great many people that struggle on a daily basis with one disease or another. It is nice to know that you are not alone in your suffering. There are others that are in your same shoes. And sometimes, that is all someone needs to know to have hope.

So, if you are interested. You can download or order the book here. The author’s blog is here.


Fiauna said...

I know so many people with this disease, you have no idea. And one thing I know for sure is I do not want this one! Talk about a hard cross to bear. And so misunderstood. Thanks for sharing. I will have to check it out.

Diane said...

Thank you so much for this post! I have just recently learned that I may quite possibly be suffering from hyperthyroidism. It is completely virgin territory for me. My Mom had hyperthyroidism, as do several maternal relatives; but I know no with hyper. I checked out the blog and plan to check out the book as well. I know her problem won't be just like my own, but as you say, it is often so helpful just to know someone understands what you're going through! Have a great Sunday!


Sharla said...

Thanks for this post! I have suffered with hypothyroidism for many many years now. It is very misunderstood and effects so many aspects of my life. I'm going to get this book!