Manda’s Thyroid, Please Give Me My Sister Back
Written by a family member of a Hashimoto’s Thyroid Patient
Dear Manda’s Thyroid,
I have come to the conclusion that you make her life hell and I want my sister back!
I went on a holiday to see her in September and I then came to realize that she is a completely different person, no energy, tired, the pain etc. this is not the sister I know.
I had a sister that would stay up all night talking and laughing, one that would be up early and ready to go shopping, one that could manage her life and problems as they arose, one that had energy!
I live so far away and feel helpless, I read her blogs and some of them make me cry, all I want to do is go over there and do the things she can’t for her on the days she needs help the most.
I now worry for myself, seems like the thyroids in my family are a bit dickey and am wondering if I have any hope.
My sister and I are very close and it’s like she has been possessed by this thing, which makes her think, feel and behave in a totally different way, I know there are parts of my sister in there somewhere. Still, I just wish it showed more and she didn’t have so many bad days.
I kept searching the house for her while I was over there, and would always find her lying on her bed, just needing to rest for a minute. I wish there was more that could be done to help her; it’s not fair that something like this can turn her life upside-down and turn it into a struggle. She couldn’t even make it to my wedding because she was so drained!
You are doing this to her, you are making her life shit. It’s unfair that she can’t do the things she wants to do anymore well not all of them anyway, I don’t appreciate what you have done to her and I think you should;FUCK OFF!!!!!
(Bio) I am Annie (Manda’s sister) I am a married mum of 3 and live in Tassie too far away from her. I am always there for my BIG sis n always listens and understands. I am hoping that, my thyroid stays my friend and we can live together in the same body forever, I do not want thyroid disease like my mother and sister; my sister is the 4th generation in our family to have a screwy thyroid, and they are gonna need someone to look after them ;right????
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