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Tuesday January 22nd 2019


I Thyove You

Post Published: 13 October 2009
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid,

How are you doing today? I hope that all is well with you and your Endocrine family. I know that when I have support in my life, things seem better. So I hope that you are supported by your many glandular friends.

My days, Thyroid, are on the mend. I have been researching about your devious ways, and now I feel empowered, and ready to fight back. But, my goal is for us to be friends, and actually work together.

Twelve years ago, I allowed you to take the reins, and because of that, you lead me down a very dark and scary path. My health was not good, thanks to you, and you had many doctors puzzled. I have to give you credit though; you are very smart and persistent. But, by you trying to be the master, you pushed all of your supporters away. And that pushing is what caused me to be infertile. What have I done to upset you so much? You know that having a child is a dream of mine, and you come along, and crush it. You can try all you like to keep me on the sidelines, and keep me feeling bad, but I am here to tell you that your time is up. I am taking back my life, and you are going to comply.  

Please do not be upset with me. I have spoken to your supporters, and they all agree that you need to work with us in order to be happy. Thyroid, how can you be happy, when everything else around you is so miserable? I thought you were intelligent enough to notice others’ discomfort.

So I am writing to you today, begging you to talk with us. What can I do for you that will enable our happiness? Is there something that you need, or require of me? I am very sorry that you have decided to ignore me, now that I am feeling better.

I really do need you, Thyroid, and I love you. Always know that you will be a part of me, no matter where I am in life. I really want us to be friends. After all that we have been through together, I don’t think that is asking too much. Please give it some thought, and in the meantime, I will support you as long as you need.  

Thank you for listening to me. I am here for you if you need to talk as well. And don’t worry; those feelings of rage, depression, and frustration have not been around in awhile, so rest assured that you will not be ambushed by them. The only emotion available to you now is love.  

* Arms open wide, waiting for an embrace*



(Bio) My name is Courtney Hamm, and I am a thyroid survivor. I have suffered from Hashimoto’s for the past thirteen years. I have,  ridden the emotional roller coaster that we have all ridden, and it seemed,  as if there,  was no end in sight. I am 31 years old, and each day, was a challenge. But I refuse to allow this to consume me any longer. I am a figher, and I am going to beat this… just like the rest of you will.

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9 Responses to “I Thyove You”

  1. Robyn says:

    You go, girl! It’s amazing how similar our stories all are, and yet, we are no closer to quicker diagnosis and treatment as a whole. All the best, R.

  2. Bee says:

    how truly sorry I am for those of you who have suffered from so much at such a young age. If truth be told, I imagine many of us diagnosed in our middle yrs. were probably in process of becoming hyper or hypo long before diagnosis and just didn’t know it…it’s good then that you have the empowerment now to move positively forward on your journey….we are here to listen and be supportive…and I’m sure you all will teach us as much as we may teach you….and knowing that there’s a thyroid family ready to catch you when you stumble gives you strength.

  3. anita says:

    this is both heartbreaking and inspiring. i respect you and your determination to have a full and happy life. as a fellow hashi’s person, i know how hard the “roller coaster” aspect of this disease is. how it puts pressure on relationships when you dip or suddenly rise and the behaviour that accompanies those changes. so from one fighter to another: brava. you are a wonder and i salute you!!!

  4. Lolly says:

    Great Dear thyroid letter, I hope it hears you and sits up and takes note.

  5. Zari says:

    Courtney that was a beautiful letter filled with forgiveness and reconcilitation for the little butterfly. I hope it’s happy. Probably at least it’s feeling better-I do think that forgiving our bodies probably has some important signifigance somewhere in our physical wellbeing, not to mention our emotional and spiritual lives.



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