Torn Away from Me, I Still Bear your Scars
We broke up two years ago, and I still have the scars.
I didn’t believe you were bad for me, everyone said that you were. I kept you around for a while not wanting to buy into the truth: you made my heart race, you made it hard to sleep, I felt a lump in my throat every time I swallowed. You are part of me. I love you.
I didn’t want to hear my mom say you were bad for me. My doctors didn’t know what they were talking about. Then the day came. You were torn from my neck-thyroid, parathyroids, 12 lymph nodes and all. I cried. I didn’t know how I could live without you.
As it turns out, life is hard with out you. I’m horrible I can’t take my pills as I should; I can’t visit the doctor as I’m told. I don’t want to feel bad, and I feel worse now, but I’ll be okay. You were a part of me.
I love you
Bio: Rachel is 28 and reluctantly creeping into 29 next week. When the act of remembering to take her 175mcg of synthroid isn’t enough to stress her out, she is working toward a second turn in school getting a degree in microbiology and medical lab technology for good measure.
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