Welcome to the Hypothyroid Writer blog!
So, what’s with the blog name?
I named this blog Hypothyroid Writer, not because I consider my ability to thrive and create meaningful content to be either unique or dependent on my thyroid function, but because thyroid problems present certain challenges to writers who want to make a good living with their writing.
I started this blog to help myself and all who join me to meet those challenges and to become the people – and the writers – we’re called to be.
Who am I?
My name is Sarah Lentz, and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at age 5. At the time, my TSH test came back “normal,” though at the high end of the standard range used at the time, but since I had a bone age of nine months and other obvious hypothyroid symptoms, my doctor acted on a hunch and prescribed a low dose of Synthroid. I grew about an inch a month over the next twelve.
I’ve been on levothyroxine ever since, and for most of my life, the only test taken (on about a yearly basis or less frequently) was the TSH test. As long as my THS value fell within the standard range, my dosage didn’t change, no matter what was going on with me. It wasn’t until I insisted on more comprehensive thyroid tests (free T4 and free T3, as well as TSH and antibody tests) and then on making sure my TSH value remained at the low end of the “normal” range did I begin feeling better and more energetic.
I know that millions out there can relate.
I also know that thyroid issues pose certain challenges to those who want to live abundantly as writers, so I wrote a book — The Hypothyroid Writer — on how to address those challenges.
But I need more than a book to reach out to others experiencing the same challenges on a daily basis, so we can support each other and share what we’ve learned. This is where the blog comes in.
So, I hope you’ll stick around, read some blog posts, and share your thoughts and ideas in the comments.
You can also hop over to the Contact page and leave me a note using the message box there — or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
If you’d like help with editing or proofreading, beta-reading, or book cover design, check out my Services page for details on how I can help.
I look forward to meeting you!