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Post Published: 09 February 2010
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Thyflections, Chris Prestano, Thyroid Cancer Patient

Written by Chris P – Thyroid Cancer Patient

Dear Thyroid,

How do I hate thee?,   Let me count the ways.

I hate thee to the flab and breadth and weight

My waistline has reached, and feeling not right,

For loosing hair,  losing,  sleep because I can’t count sheep.

I hate thee to the level of,  everydays

Synthroid,  and water day and night.

I hate thee freely, as I forget what I type.

I hate thee purely, as I am always in a fog.

In my doctor’s office, and in the laboratory

I hate thee with an increasing passion that

Grows with every needle that sticks — I hate thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life!,   –,  And, if the universe chooses,

I shall but hate thee better after your death.

Chris P.

(Bio) Chris P is a thyroid cancer patient and part of the Wings of Hope Team, raising funds for a cure for thyroid cancer.

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12 Responses to “Thyflections”

  1. Robyn says:

    If I close my eyes, I can hear Shakespeare…
    Nice poem, Chris!

  2. HD inOregon says:

    Thanks Chris for this very special anniversary present!

    Today, three years ago I heard that dreaded “C-word” diagnosis, (later, within 6 months, it became a chorus of “Cs” – throat cancer, then papillary thyroid cancer, then a merkel cell carcinoma). – But I am here (!), three years later, enjoying your thyflexions!

    Well done! Both of us!

    HD in Oregon
    http://www.hd-una.com/hd-cancer.html

  3. Dear Thyroid says:

    Niiiice Robyn! Are you a Shakespeare fan?

    I loved the honesty expressed in poem/sonnet about her symptoms.

    xo

  4. Dear Thyroid says:

    HD – WOW! Three years later to the date, what an incredible anniversary for you.

    I can’t believe you heard cancer thrice times. Here you are, a survivor continuing to fight and LIVE, really live!

    You’re very inspirational, HD.

    xo

  5. amy says:

    Thank you Chris. I have definitely been feeling hate towards my thyroid the last couple of weeks. I have been feeling what you wrote…

  6. Joanna says:

    Chris–
    LOVE the poem. Thank you giving some insight into how thyca has affected you.

    HD–
    What a fighter you are! You are truly an inspiration!

  7. @Robyn – thank you. Your kinds words made me blush.

    @HD – Happy anniversary! You are an inspiration to me for all that you have survived. I am flattered beyond words that you consider this an anniversary present.

    @ Amy – At least you know that you’re not alone in this. I’m glad I could be a “voice” for your emotions.

    @Joanna – thank you for taking the time to read it. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  8. @Robyn – thank you, sweetie. You certainly made me turn 10 shades of red.

    @HD – You are an inspiration to me for fighting three forms of cancer. I am moved beyond words that you would consider this an anniversary present. Thank you for sharing your story with me.

    @Amy – at least you know that you are not alone. Thank you for letting me be your “voice” in all of this mess.

    @Joanna – thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my work. I am very glad that you enjoyed it.

    @Dear Thyroid – girls, how did you know I used to be a redhead who only wore leopard print? You couldn’t have picked a better graphic!

  9. Robyn – Thank you. You certainly made me turn 10 shades of red with your compliments.

    HD – you are an inspiration for all that you have survived. Thank you for considering this an anniversary present, I am moved beyond words.

    Amy – At least you know that you are not alone. Thank you for letting me be your “voice” in all of this.

    Joanna – Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Dear Thyroid – how did you girls know that I used to be a redhead who only wore leopard print. You could not have picked a better graphic.

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  11. Lolly says:

    Great poem sonnet Chris.

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