I Thyove You
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.