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Post Published: 30 October 2009
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Deb, thyroid disease patient, thyroid disease support, thyroid disease blog

Dear Thyroid;

You may only be a gland shaped like a delicate insect, tucked ever so neatly below the ‘voice box’, but oh what havoc you have reeked on the rest of your fellow body, mind and spirit parts!

This relationship has been more challenging than any I’ve ever incurred, including my marriage. I realize it wasn’t your fault, that family genes and “the kissing disease” most likely caused you to run amok, but why did you have to be so subtle in rearing your ugly head in so many ways, over so long a period??!!

What a fusspot about what foods I eat! Can’t you co-operate with your menopausal hormone buddies, or lack thereof, and get your act together!!? At least then I’d know which one to blame! I feel like “Sybil” some days. Who will I wake up as tomorrow??!!,   And what size pants will I buy today? Why can’t I get a suntan over the spot where you lie under? I look like I have a white butterfly stencil on my neck, just a reminder of your omnipotence I guess?

I get it already. I am trying my level best to give you all the attention you so desperately need. I’ve changed my dose and taken time for your substitute to kick in. I’m bumping up your hormone buddies, so get along now, won’t you?

I’ve given up more blood in your name. I try not to eat those foods you so easily let me know irritate the crap out of you, so reduce some poundage in kind, if that’s not too much to ask? Then maybe, just maybe we’ll be friends again; you and I, my little butterfly.

(Bio) Deb is,  58, married and has 2 grown sons and is retired after 31 years as a Respiratory Therapist in a large community hospital cardio-pulmonary testing unit. She also taught stress reduction and relaxation therapy for,  5 years in her beloved little village of Elora and uses many of these techniques on herself these days…tried and true! Drug of choice!? Synthroid for 26 years.

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10 Responses to “Thigh-roidrage”

  1. Deb – best sentence ever “I try not to eat those foods you so easily let me know irritate the crap out of you, so reduce some poundage in kind, if that’s not too much to ask?”

    great picture DT – Thyroid disease catch us with our pants down and make everyone else laugh! LOL 🙂

  2. Deb says:

    Haha! I love the pix too Jody! I wish my pants would fall down like that!I can only dream! I still stumble over the ‘wrong’ food choices..I think simply because I forget which ones do me in,they’re tooooo tempting or they’re not visibly labelled on packages .I should take the time to write them down..like everything else!!My home could be wall-papered in stickynotes somedays! Hope you’re doing well,this is a great website,my kind of humour,after all what else can you do?Gotta laugh at some of the stuff we do when we’re in “off-day”mode! cheers,Deb

  3. Kathy says:

    Ha! I wish my pants were cute enough to fall down like that! Your line about the butterfly stencil on your neck made me go hmmm.. I have the same thing! Every time we turn around, we learn something new that is a thyroidocity. I know the part about feeling like ‘Sybil’. Everything is so wonderful one minute and I’m another person, hiding in the bottom of the well, the next. Keep writing! We are all here, know what you’re going thru and will support you 24/7!

  4. Deb says:

    <3 <3 hug hug right back atcha!

  5. Bee says:

    “This relationship has been more challenging than any I’ve ever incurred, including my marriage.”—
    my fav sentence is above. After deliberating over it i realized that my marriage was probably the only tougher thing than this disease but i had the pleasure of divorcing that douchebag

  6. Lolly says:

    Deb great letter, great picture DR…best line “And what size pants will I buy today? whatever you do make sure there fire resistant.

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