JoJo’s Journey

Written By: JoJoisms

Here is my journey of more than 35 years with thyroid and other chronic health issues.

Please share your feedback and your story below. I’d love to pray for you!

Here’s my poem, Silent Pain:

Silent Pain framed

Here are some updates on my chronic illness journey:

When Life Happens in the Middle of Chronic Illness: 2014

Health Update



  1. hunter says:

    Awesome! Its genuinely remarkable post.

  2. china says:

    Have you ever thought about publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs?
    I have a blog centered on the same information you discuss
    and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know
    my readers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel
    free to send me an e mail.

  3. JoJoisms says:

    Thank you.

  4. JoJoisms says:

    I’ve written many eBooks, but none on this topic. Email me with your website link and I’ll take a look. You are welcome to post the video as is on your site.

  5. dd says:


  6. g says:

    May I just say what a comfort to find somebody who
    really understands what they are talking about on the web.
    More and more people really need to look at this and understand
    this side of the story.

  7. JoJoisms says:

    Thank you.

  8. JoJoisms says:

    Thank you. I appreciate your comments. I do pray I am helping to bring to light these things so many of us go through.

  9. Issac Maez says:

    I simply want to say I am just beginner to blogging and site-building and seriously enjoyed this blog site.

  10. JoJoisms says:

    Thank you for commenting.

  11. Kathy says:

    Since you saw your doctor Aug. 22, have you shared any updates on your progress? A friend was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s last week, so I’ve told her about this site.

  12. JoJoisms says:

    I’ll be posting an update in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing the blog, Kathy! I pray it’s a blessing to her and many others.

  13. Donna Whitfield says:

    Hi JoJo! This is my first visit to your site. Thank you so much for sharing some of your story! Mine is so similar in many ways. Thankfully, I have my Lord, and my husband to offer support & encouragement. I tell my husband sometimes I feel like a yoyo on a roller coaster! It’s been such a long, lonely journey and I have been homebound for the most part for quite awhile.I have just recently tried to connect with some chronic illness sites and just being able to connect with a few is already proving a blessing. I’m always sad to hear how others are suffering, but also thankful to not feel so alone in it. It’s great that you have a sense of humor, it surely helps, doesn’t it! After 30plus years of dealing with it all, I’m thankful to say that, like you, I am not angry or filled with self-pity anymore, and do believe that God still has a purpose and plan for my life, wants to bless and help me, and wants to use me to bless and help others. I will pray for you and appreciate your prayers as well. šŸ™‚

  14. JoJoisms says:

    It would be my pleasure to pray for you, Donna.

  15. Jane Chesshir says:

    I woke up to your facebook post this morning and then watched your video telling your story of chronic illness. I can’t believe how matched to a “T” your life matches mine – with you a few years ahead. Down to the multiple moves, using east coast words: dungarees, pocketbook, moving to CA LA area choosing the unpopular ways of church and homeschooling (heard you for the first time on The Homeschooling Radio Show there) undiagnosed Mono, Chronic Fatique Symptoms, no longer getting energy exercising, having early miscarriages and babies at 39 and 41 (my high functioning Autistic boy will be 16 tomorrow, my 14 year old girl is scared to death to talk as I was and now a late diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism which I’ve had one failed surgery for and all this with 4 concussions since my kids were toddlers the last one from being run over, over a year a year ago resulting in a 3 wk coma, severe brain injury epilepsy, my brain is black with the massive hemorrhage and I can’t count how many times I’ve heard the word miracle including from docs and nurses. God has our backs and we are never along. I could go on forever with the list of ways he got us through all this and still is. (Oh and there was the whole step-parenting my husband’s daughters now with their own 3000 miles away and moving back to the east coast to take care of my elderly parents 5 years ago. Never a dull moment! Now I have to stop and get on with School District reports for last year – they sure had life schooling! Keep on keeping on!

  16. JoJoisms says:

    Oh Jane. Prayers going up for you! God does have our back. He makes my mess into a message.

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  21. JoJoisms says:

    Hi Raul. That would be fine.

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