Shoulda Coulda Thywooda
I owe you an apology. I am so sorry for not taking care of you. For many years, you forewarned me about needing my help. I would brush off those symptoms and ask you to work harder for me. You kept right on trying your best. You did your job. You kept up with the symptoms trying to warn me. You never gave up hope that maybe today would be the day that I would listen to you. You caused my arms to become too weak to carry grocery bags or my purse. You gave me panic attacks and heart palpitations. You even thought to remove my eyelashes because I would definitely notice that.
I did not know it was you that was speaking to me. No one knew what was wrong. Three doctors told me that if I got a partial hysterectomy it would help. Remember that?, It just made it worse, didn’t it?, I didn’t know any better. I kept seeking help, but could not find any. Even though we had the ultrasound done and a doctor saw a multi-nodular goiter they still didn’t help us. You were exhausted by then. Darn those stupid doctors for not listening or caring.
When you started to cause my other organs to slow down and my body to crash, I could hear you crying for help. Oh, how you suffered. You counted on me to listen to you. When my legs gave out on me and I became allergic to supplements, medicines and foods you were done crying for help and were just trying to survive. , I took us to 9 different doctors after that and finally someone heard you. They told me I had Hashimoto’s, which you already knew.
So guess what?, You remember when I first gave us the Armour thyroid medicine?, Wow!, You said, “Thank you, now I don’t have to work so hard”. I want you to know that from now on I am going to educate myself so that I can take care of you. I am going to give you what you need because I now realize how important you are to my entire body.
I do have one special request though. With my next Armour increase, would you please work on the past weight gain as the next priority? I’d really appreciate it!
I love you. You are getting better and stronger and healthier every day. We are going to have a happy, healthy long life together. We want to visit Alaska, Canada, beaches, Arizona, Boston, and the Rockies, remember?, We can do this!, Hang in there!, Be strong!
The One in Charge
(Bio) My name is, Gayle and I am determined to get my life back. I’m 40 and want another 50. , I loved writing my thyroid a letter. It really helped me, made me cry, but it was a good thing. I live in Georgia with my husband and cat, Smuckers.