I'm Too Young For This Shit, Thyroid!
Just over two years I’ve been sick but the doctor’s only established recently that it was you. I never understood why I woke up feeling like shit every single day, so even though I think you’re crap, I guess it’s also kind of nice to know what’s going on. Don’t worry though; I still think you’re a turd.
At almost 17, I have other things to worry about besides you – don’t know if you realise that. But this diagnosis does explain a lot of things, like losing all this weight for one and being crazy and hyperactive one moment and ready to scream into my pillow the next.
I wish so badly that I could say that I’m not scared of you, but that would be lying. It’s not that I want to keep you, but I’m scared of what it will be like if they remove you, scared of what it would be like to have something that has been a part of me for so long gone, just like that.
I know I have to figure you out though. To overcome all this crap that you’re throwing my way, I have to know every single detail about you, learn your weaknesses and your strengths, take away your power that you think you have over me. Otherwise if I don’t, I’m going to start to sink.
Sorry in advance dear thyroid, but I’m going to win.
(Bio) Ã¢â‚¬” At almost 17 years of age, Rebekah lives in Australia and has had more blood tests than days she has attended school. She hopes to one day wake up feeling like a normal teenager and you can read more of her writing, here.