Sharing Mother’s Day with Chronic Illness

Sharing Mother’s Day with Chronic Illness

My daughter made me cry today. At school. In front of everyone. They had their Mother’s Day Liturgy and all the parents and carers were gathered in the school hall. One of the benefits of a small school, is that every child gets to have a say.  Literally.  Each...
Hashimoto’s & the Hazardous Halides

Hashimoto’s & the Hazardous Halides

What do fluoride, chlorine and brominated sodas have to do with Hashimoto’s? And why should you care? If you cast your memory back to High School Chemistry class, you might vaguely remember the Periodic Table of the Elements.  You know the one, Hydrogen, Helium,...
Keeping Track of Appointments

Keeping Track of Appointments

The 6 P’s for Working Well with your Doctor: Part 3 – Keeping Track of Appointments How often have you lost your appointment card? You know the ones, the little business cards they give you with the time and date for your next appointments? Or worse still, a...
Hashimoto’s in Children

Hashimoto’s in Children

Almost three years ago, our youngest daughter Madeleine was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s just after her 8th birthday.  She had been hospitalized for a couple of days due to chronic constipation and they didn’t know what was causing it.  The poor little cherub hadn’t...