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Dear Thyroid, I WILL BE The Last One Standing, Not You!

Post Published: 28 May 2009
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Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid,

In four weeks we will be parting ways after a 7-year battle. You put up a good fight and have almost never let your guard down, regardless of how hard I have tried to drug you. I give you credit for being such a strong fighter, but it’s time you realize that I am the winner here. I have been to hell and back with you and in 4 weeks, I will be the last one standing and you;you will be thrown in the trash.

You’ve made me skinny, you’ve made me fat, you’ve made me lose friends, you’ve made me feel crazy, you made me feel isolated and alone, you’ve worn down my body, you’ve aged me, you’ve kept me from sleep, you’ve kept me exhausted, you’ve made me shake, you’ve given me anxiety, palpitations and depression, you’ve even grown so large that you tried to choke me; and still, in 4 weeks, I will still be the last one standing.

You’ve made me strong, you’ve made me a fighter, you’ve taught me the value of health, you’ve showed me a strength in myself I never knew I had, you’ve made me grateful, you’ve made me despise you, blame you, love you and accept you. A scar is all that you will leave behind when you are gone and I will wear it like a badge of honor; a well-earned and totally deserved battle wound. I will look at my skinny, non-swollen, slightly scarred neck every day and think of you fondly; I can promise you that. Great fight thyroid, really great fight, but now it’s time for this war to end.

Rachel C.

Graves Disease, At war for 7 years-Proud to be The Last One Standing.

Please read Rachel’s Mother’s letter to her daughter’s thyroid and Rachel’s husband’s letter to his wife’s thyroid.

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5 Responses to “Dear Thyroid, I WILL BE The Last One Standing, Not You!”

  1. quin browne says:

    booya! you will be left with a big ass scar, but, i tell people i got it when i didn’t pay benny the fish back his loan on time… it makes for a great story.

  2. Jody Foster says:

    You’ve captured perfectly the effect Hashimoto’s has had on me. Thanks for putting this out there – helps very much 🙂

    “you’ve made me fat, you’ve made me lose friends, you’ve made me feel crazy, you made me feel isolated and alone, you’ve worn down my body, you’ve aged me, you’ve kept me from sleep, you’ve kept me exhausted, you’ve made me shake, you’ve given me anxiety, palpitations and depression, you’ve even grown so large that you tried to choke me…

    You’ve made me strong, you’ve made me a fighter, you’ve taught me the value of health, you’ve showed me a strength in myself I never knew I had, you’ve made me grateful, you’ve made me despise you, blame you, love you and accept you.”

  3. HD inOregon says:

    Regarding the scar – Being a male, I tell people I got it in the war of 1812 fighting against the Brits when they looted Washington DC. LOL.

    Seriously, I can live with it and I don’t try to cover it up either (besides turtle necks are so out of fashion). – Being able to live with ones scars means one is alive! Hurrah!

    HDinOregon

  4. James says:

    This is very informative website about thyroid. Thanks

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