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Dawn Cadman
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Quiet
As a child in elementary school, I always won the class
“award” for being the quietest student. 
Always.  Every year.  It never felt like an award to me, though, it
felt like a label.  A negative label that
I resented being associated with.  I was
asked by ...
Quiet
Quiet
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Grey
It has been awhile since my last post, so I thought perhaps
I should update.  I have been on
psychotropic drugs for approximately four months, and I believe that they are
doing what they are meant to do.  Prior
to the meds I was prone to extreme mood swings...
Grey
Grey
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Feeling... disappointed
Due to the fact that I have been suffering quite a bit from
depression, I recently read a self-help book called “Feeling Good” by David D.
Burns, M.D.  In this book, Burns insists
that feelings come directly from thoughts. 
In other words, how you perceive ...
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Bipolar Lite
When I was initially told that I am bipolar, I scoffed a bit
at the idea.  After all, I have no
thyroid, and not having adequate amounts of those hormones causes all kinds of
mental symptoms.  Bipolar refers to crazy people!  I
am not crazy; I am a thyroid ...
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Psycho Insane
“You are not psychotic, don’t let what I’m about to say
scare you.  But I believe an
antipsychotic medication will help you.” These were the words said to me by a psychiatrist a month
ago.  When a statement has to be prefaced
with “you are not psychotic,” o...
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Two Faced
Having my thyroid removed almost fourteen months ago has
sent me on a path I wasn’t ready for.  At
first, the physical symptoms of hypothyroidism were the worst part.  The cold, the exhaustion, the feeling of not
having enough energy to live.  As my thyroid...
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I Took a Pill in Leesburg
(written in August of 2016)                 Being a
teacher means that I get summers off, and this year I really took that to
heart.  I took a break from pretty much
everything other than running, napping, and lazing in the sun.  My hypothyroid induced anxi...
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My Fitbit and Me
For Mother’s Day this year I received the new Fitbit Alta,
after insisting it was the only present that would do for a couple of weeks
prior.  I’d gotten it into my head that I
would love it, and as it turns out, I was totally right.  I adore this thing!  W...
My Fitbit and Me
My Fitbit and Me
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Gluten Free Begins with Me
For some time I’ve heard about people going “gluten free,”
but up until just recently I’ve been very confused about the whole concept of
gluten.  Initially I thought it meant
wheat, and then I thought it was flour, but both ideas left me confused as to
how ...
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Waiting on My Moods to Change
Twelve days ago I saw my doctor and found that the reason my
energy and moods had been declining, despite a brief reprieve of symptoms, was
because my TSH had been climbing, meaning the dosage of my new meds was too
low.  It was a relief to hear that there
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Waiting on My Moods to Change
Waiting on My Moods to Change
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