You Thytrocious, Thyle of Crap, I’m a Teenager
I am 17! Why am I inside my house feeling dizzy and grumpy, when I should be out with friends?! Why do I have to cancel every outing with my friends, because my body decides to attack you?! When will I be able to go out without you trying to ruin my night?!
Look what you have done; I stayed home all weekend because you didn’t want to work. I’m tired, not only because of you, but at you, because you won’t choose whether to be hyper or hypo, because I’m afraid to tell any new people I meet. I told one of my best friends about you last week, he said you are selfish.
I have missed swim meets, deadlines, and dress rehearsals caused by you. I stopped acting because my immune system wants you out of my body, but you are just as stubborn as I am. You can’t just leave my family or friends, or me, alone.
I couldn’t get off the couch this weekend because of you! I missed babysitting because of you. I missed going on a “day road-trip” with my friends because of you.
Guess what, tomorrow, you are going to get all of the attention once again. It’s time for our semi-annual blood test. Maybe you’ll cooperate this time and show the doctors something better than chronic fluctuations.
Maybe by my senior year in high school, I won’t have to deal with stupid drama, braces, or YOU!
You have taken away the past year or so of my life and you won’t drain this one of laughs, energy and smiles that I have missed so much.
P.S. Dear Thyroid, Jake, Alex, Ale, Mom, Bill, Xochi, and ALL my other friends HATE you, too, and think you are just plain mean.
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