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Butterfly Paragraph Submission, Written By Bee

Post Published: 20 July 2010
Category: Butterfly Paragraph Contest Submissions, dear thyroid contests
This post currently has 10 responses. Leave a comment

My Relationship with butterflies post-diagnosis :

You know, you can try to pin a bad rap on butterflies because they have the unfortunate similarity in shape to my f’d up thyroid gland.
But so can people with lupus. Isn’t a “sign” of lupus a butterfly facial rash? It is beyond my ken why one of nature’s most beautiful creatures, so delicate, so free, should have to carry the weight of thyroid sufferers’ problems on their teeny tiny little shoulders (do they have shoulders?). I just feel sorry for them.

Before my illness, I just accepted them for the beauty of their being. Now I feel like advocating for them. Hell, we thyroid patients end up advocating for ourselves because no one else is stepping up to do it for us. But who’s looking out for the butterfly? It’s just not fair, dammit.

While we’re marching for our cause or speaking out to make our diseases known, I think I’ll focus on the metamorphosis of the butterfly. Isn’t that what thyroid sufferers ultimately hope for; to change into a healthy body, to grow into wholeness? Never stop hoping for that chrysalis to encompass us. Never stop hoping to emerge from that sheltered state of growth. For once we emerge, we may find true joy in the fact that  we’ve been to hell and back, have survived to talk about it, are able to help others get through it, and end up finding true beauty and a joyful carefree spirit in ourselves.

The individual with the most votes will make it to the top 5! So, cast YOUR VOTE IN COMMENTS for this butterflygraph!

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10 Responses to “Butterfly Paragraph Submission, Written By Bee”

  1. Linny says:

    Dear Bee,
    I like your thoughts on the subject.
    Good luck on your entree….xxxxLinny

  2. Bee says:

    Thanks Linny

  3. Lolly says:

    Bee well written good luckxoxox

  4. Donna says:

    Love it Bee. It tells our story. Good luck honey!

  5. Bee says:

    thanks ladies- tell your friends to vote-this is the part where i’m supposed to beg for votes bcuz i want that painting so tell your friends, have your friends tell their friends and so on and so forth…I’ll take a pic of the painting with my tiara and sceptor and post it for all to see if i win, promise-and I look very queenly in my crown

  6. Dear Thyroid says:

    Bee, I am in love with your butterflygraph. The concept of butterflies getting a bad rap and wanting to advocate for them, is such a cool image. Love it.

    Good luck, Beelicious!


  7. Lori says:

    Love it, Bee♥ I feel the same way.

  8. Lolly says:

    Bee you get my butterfly voten now will those tickets be in the post?
    I love this one so far. Not sure if this is what we are suppose to do but just incase.

  9. Monica says:


    Your last paragraph convinced me to vote for your entry, and your pleading and begging didn’t hurt either

    ☮ ♥

  10. Lolly says:

    How many times can I vote? Bee to win America’s got Talent

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