Oh Joy, A New Endocrinologist! I’m So Excited, My Gland Is Jumping Outside Of My Neck
Written by Maddi, a teen with thyroid disease
Guess what?! No really guess!, Fine. Fine. I’ll tell, ya. We are going to the Endo-Lady!!!! I know right I’m, sooooo, exited!!! Wait what’s wrong? No don’t start, crying!!! This is going to be a great opportunity for the both of us. We are going to get you all in-balance and shrunken, it will be great, no, no cutting (not yet anyway). Don’t worry they won’t take you away, I know none of this is your fault or mine, it just happened.
Thy, you have always tried your hardest, but sometimes you need help, just a little boost. Thy this, is going to be a great year for us, starting college in the fall, maybe even becoming a real journalist. This all has to start with going to the Endo-Lady, without her we have no hope, all we have is a diagnosis with no treatment, what good is that.
We won’t see her for the next couple months, in March to be exact, and until then try to be your best. I really want this year for myself, I do want the prom dress, and the, knight, in shining armor, but you need to get us there. Giving me a warning, a sign, these next couple months are going to be hard, but hasn’t the past three years. I know our friendship has been a rocky one, but it’s a new year, a new decade, and don’t worry about the cutting, I know your sticking around.
(Bio): I am now 18 and lived with Hashi’s since the ripe age of 15. It has been a struggle, but I’m doing my best to someday be a great journalist/writer/dear thyroid author/person (like Katie and Liz). I will be graduating June 2010!!! I have written many letters for Dear Thyroid, and hope that they help everyone as much as everyone’s letters help me on those days.