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Dear Thyroid, Please Listen To Me!

Post Published: 16 May 2009
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Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid,

As you probably know, I’ve been seriously considering running through the streets of rural Massachusetts screaming at night because of you. I can’t help but feel like you’re acting out to punish me. Especially because this year will mark the fourth summer in six years that I am dealing with your unruly madness.

And I know I shouldn’t be so hard on you. I know it’s my immune system that’s the real jerk around here, but I can’t help but blame you for not standing up for yourself. (Did you learn nothing from those videos in health class about self-esteem?!) When my immune system starts pushing you around, I’m begging you not to have a fit. I’m begging you to keep your cool. She’s a schoolyard bully, you know that! Let it go!

I’ve tried satiating your panic with many things: thyroid inhibitors, breathing, yoga, endless soy products, meditation, laughter, biofeedback, more breathing. You know I’ve been trying. So as the six-year anniversary of our struggle approaches, I hope you’ll hear my plea: for the love of God, please calm down.

Your (Exhausted) Hostess,

Anastasia

(Bio) To find out more about Anastasia Smith and her work, check out her profile on the Sister’s Project.

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One Response to “Dear Thyroid, Please Listen To Me!”

  1. Liz says:

    I absolutely LOVE the first line of this letter. Fabulous all around, but the first line gets me. 🙂

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