Thyroidectomized Letter of Sadness
I miss you so much, life without you has been absolutely horrid. Please forgive me as I had no idea just how important a gland you were, until you were gone. It really wasn’t my fault though. I hope you can understand that. It was a side-effect of the radiation treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma that damaged you so much. I do so appreciate you hanging in there for as long as you did. I know it must have been hard to keep doing your job after so much damage was done. I know you did your best to hang in there as long as you did, but boy oh boy do I wish you were here. You and I made a great team and I miss you more than I could ever express in words.
Since that surgeon cut you out almost 5 years ago, I have not been able to get myself regulated on medication. Not to mention the 25 lbs I gained after you left me. Without you, I haven’t been able to lose it. How foolish of me to think that a series of replacement medication could possibly accomplish what you did. You were expert at your job and knew exactly how to regulate me. These pills are a far cry from what you did for me. I truly have not felt good since you’ve been gone and I wish things could have been different. If I had known the radiation treatment would cause so many long-term side effects, perhaps I would have decided against it. I was young, and just followed the doctor’s advice. You can’t blame me for that, can you?
I don’t even know where you are right now. Is there a thyroid utopia? You were so good to me for so long that you do deserve to be in utopia. I do wish there was such a thing as a thyroid transplant, as I would be first in line for one. I don’t want to hurt your feelings regarding a transplant. Even if they could do it, you will always be my first thyroid, my first love. I will never forget you and what you did for me.
Thanks again for hanging in there for so long. I’ll love you forever and, will miss you until the day I die.
thyroidless and missing you! XXX000
(Bio), Jeannette Laframboise was as a, community nurse for 20 years. , A few health, issues began, following a total thyroidectomy almost 5 years ago. November of 2007 a, severe workplace back injury resulted in chronic pain & disability to the point of never being able to work as a nurse again. Focus is now on writing and attempting to cope at the loss of a job that was beloved…
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