Comment Of The Day: June 7, 2010
Sleeping Butterfly, an exquisite poem written by thyroid patient, Susan. In her words “The poem I wrote reflects the physical and emotional conflict I experienced in the early years of my thyroid disease. I endured a laundry list of medical problems for a full decade in the fight to regain health and balance.” If you haven’t read it, please do. It will knock your socks off.
Pattie Benger says:
Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. I am so glad that you have found release from your symptoms (at least some days). You are SO spot on. We are all as imperfect as our glands.
Chronic Snarkopolist: My Pooper Paparazzi, written by Melissa Travis was another irreverent, brutally honest, hilarious trip down rectal lane; something many patients with thyroid disorders, Crohn’s disease, and other autoimmune diseases deal with.
Here is an excerpt from Melissa’s column “I’m a trained sociologist- so I slump on my left side, wincing, and go into no judgment zoo watching mode. More women primp. They are all young enough to be of childbearing age. I’ve never seen this many women at the colorectal surgeons before – and I am an old hand at this. I’ve never noticed the doctor. He was a cast off for me three months ago because the woman surgeon was waitlisted Doc Mchotterson had an earlier opening.” You absolutely have to read it!
Shan Kelly says:
This is a great description of how awful I feel if I have to go to doc about anything below the waist.
Well done for making us laugh by sharing the pain and shame. Attagirl:) respect!