We Are At The Beginning Of Change…
Sunday November 25th 2018

Archives

Thyflections

Post Published: 09 February 2010
Author:
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
This post currently has 12 responses. Leave a comment

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.

Be Sociable, Share!

Tags: , , , , ,

Follow Dear Thyroid on Twitter/@DearThyroid | See our Facebook Page | Become a Fan on Facebook | Join our Facebook Group

You Can Create a Dear Thyroid Profile and share with friends!

Reader Feedback

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.

  10. Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Facebook by Dear Thyroid Lovehateyou: What about today’s sonnet resonates the most with you? http://bit.ly/dBAQTK Let us know in comments @lejeal @katieschwartz…

  11. Lolly says:

    Great poem sonnet Chris.

Leave a Reply

Comments are moderated in an effort to control spam. If you have a previously approved Comment, this one should go right through. Thanks for your patience!

 

200 OK

OK

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.