Comment Of The Day: July 16, 2010
Today, I noticed two women having a conversation. They must have been in their late 20s, early 30s. They were tall and slim, and healthy looking; smiling and laughing. As an outsider looking in, I couldn’t help but think “They look so uninterrupted, so unburdened and happy.” Of course, I was envious – for all of us, really.
What occurred to me, after I had a moment, was that despite how interrupted our lives have become, we are reinventing ourselves. We’re not waiting to do so, even when it feels like we are, in limbo. Whether we realize it or not, by sharing our stories on Dear Thyroid with each other, lending support and learning more about our each other and our respective struggles; we are changing the way we feel about ourselves. To what degree is very personal, unquestionably. But, it’s happening.
I see it in you. I see your change. I see you finding your way back to yourself. Sometimes it’s in the subtext, other times it’s outward and in your letters or comments. I SEE YOUR MAGNIFICENT PERSONALITIES SHINE and change. I am monumentally proud of you.
Karma’s a Bitch and I Am a Grudge Holder, Ah, to “Bee” unabashed, would be the tone of today’s Dear Thyroid Letter.
Excerpt: “When letter writing was all the rage back in my youth, before PCs, my mother taught me to end my letters with a sincere thought, so here it is: FUCK YOU!!!!”
Please read Bee’s AWESOME, brutally honest, hysterical and fantastic Dear Thyroid Letter.
You’re fucking hilarious; but you know, even through the laughter I see the turmoil, the daily struggle. Tell me about it; Karma is a bitch and you best still be holding that grudge. Get even. Not mad.
And I must end all my letters like that in future. I never really understood why we would want to write “Yours sincerely” or “Yours faithfully”. Fuck off seems a much better way to end a letter to a fucked up thyroid.
I hope that mother fooker gives you a break and lets you at least get through sometime without more symptoms.
You got to be tip top for when that little one comes along.
Love your letter and your humour, but most of all I love you gal. I needed a laugh to today and your provided it.
Fat Thigh-roid Woes: Quasi-healthy, another brilliant column by Nicole Wells. I think what separates this column from other columns, is that ‘Nixxy’, really let it all hang out today. Quite candidly, she expressed profound frustration regarding TED/Medical bills/Life, etc. If you haven’t read it, please do. She wants to hear from us and know about our stories; our feelings about our disease and how we manage it.
Excerpt: “My Graves eye disease had hit a peak before the RAI, and after I had the RAI they calmed down a lot thanks to my dietary changes (I think). However, this morning, it just seemed like my right eye was bulging more than my left.”
You are a really good writer Nixy and if it was like twenty yrs ago I would plunk down money daily just to read a column or something you might write in my daily paper, but since its 2010 and nobody really writes newspaper columns or do they? Well if they do Nixy, I would send this in and tell em to hire ya cause you got my attention and my attention is short being I am a thyrolicious short attention type babe myself with one eye that is starting to bulge, but for a few min to today it was lookin at ya. and likin what it saw, err or read…Good luck on the job hunt, and let me know when the bill bonfire is, cause I have lots of kindlin.
Butterfly Paragraph Submission, Written by Erica – Yes, baby, yes! Our first post for the butterfly paragraph competition went live. We kicked it off with Erica’s submission. What a stunning paragraph it was.
Please check it out and cast your vote. The butterflygraphs with the most votes will make it to the Top 5 and be chosen by Allyson.
Excerpt: “In that moment I felt like I could identify with the ‘stuck in the mud’ feeling. My struggle with thyroid problems often leaves me feeling stuck. Hopefully I can soon regain my freedom again and feel like a beautiful butterfly.”
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