Slicing My Gland
Written by, Hungry for TSH, Thyroid Cancer patient
Dearly departed/excised Thyroid:
I am writing you from the caverns of my treatment…
For the some 17 years you served me *well*, you were a great friend– always there to boost my metabolism, keep me warm and sane, and as a boon when I ate too much soy. I don’t quite know the day you launched your offense at me, because it took a few years of funk and weight gain to realize that you had stabbed me (and my pituitary/hormones) in the back.
Ever since those fateful months of emotional suffering, I launched my war at you. Unfortunately, you had many many more people on your side, you dirty gland. My endocrinologist, surgeon, PCP, and family all believed your sick benign appearance. I had you figured out, though. At night, when my thyroid peroxidase antibodies fought you, they let me in on your secret: you planned to take over my body!
Those years you spent banking on the trusting doctors and developing further inside of me, I was fighting for your death.
I won, you’re dead now– although a few pieces of your metastasis may still be sitting in me, it is not you, my birth thyroid, my cancerous gland. Your hard work is being radiated.
I hope you enjoy life in slices at the pathology lab.
Much love and TSH,
Whether you have a thyroid disorder or not, all comments are welcomed, so please share your thoughts.
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