In the 19th Century, doctors were reluctant to operate on thyroid tumors like the ones shown in this 1875 photograph. That’s because the gland was so full of blood vessels that serious bleeding was a real risk. That meant some patients, like this man, faced the threat of slow asphyxiation.
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Thyroid gland and surrounding vasculature, animated progress. Part of a larger surgical piece. Spring 2013. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.
It seems that with thyroid disorders everything is off limits. All the best meals, snacks, any candy, any dairy, it feels like everything I love to eat is not good for me! Not even tomatoes or eggplant (for those of us with Grave’s and hyperthyroidism).
It’s hard to find yummy food that doesn’t…
All the foods kill me
Where you went and we going wrong
(Source: , via thethyroiddiaries)
Ever had one of those days where nothing goes right?
And then you realize on top of it all you can’t even take refuge in your own body. You aren’t allowed a moment of peace.
It sounds a bit melodramatic; I know. But on a day like this it’s hard not to wallow in the misery of knowing your body…
Hello! I’m a 21 year old female who has hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
A few of us spoonies are trying to put together a list of people who have chronic illness or any kind of health related issue (like thyroid disorders) that run fitness blogs!
As someone with an underactive thyroid, losing weight and getting fit has been such a challenge. But I and many others are determined to succeed!
I’d love to have more thyro fitness people on the list. So if you could help spread the word, I would so appreciate it! If you’re a spoonie with a fitness blog, you can be included!! :D
When ur friends are making fun about stuff you are secretly insecure about
That scene though
Before and after anorexia
Film/ Camping with pals