The War is Raging, But Your Guns Are Pointed the Wrong Way
Why am I a casualty of your war—and what the hell does Hashimoto’s have against you, anyway?
My husband just retired from the Air Force. I know all too well about the realities of war. I know about friendly fire and about innocent bystanders. I thought I left those realities behind when he retired last year.
I am here minding my own business and you suck me into your war. You hijack my supply lines. You commandeer my hormones. Now I have jacked up PMS from hell. My metabolism was shot. You are poisoning my bloodstream with triglycerides. Depleted are my stores of natural moisture so my hair and skin are as dry and barren as the Sahara. You sucked up all of my vitamin D. I still don’t get that—if you aren’t using it, why take it?
Then you turned off the climate control, trying to freeze me out.
If that wasn’t enough, you brought the pain. How did you do that? I feel 90 and some days barely move. My doctor even claims it was you that snuck in the peripheral neuropathy. Nice, my feet and legs go numb and turn black. It’s quite annoying, you know. The slow wound healing is as hard on my mind as the bouts of depression—awesome psychological warfare tactic.
The brain fog was a nice touch as well. You should bottle that and mass produce it, we could make all our natural enemies just plain stupid.
I am now your POW.
I don’t think you are gonna beat Hashimoto’s. You haven’t done a thing to him, only me. I am the lone casualty of your war. War is hell.
Bio: My name is Anna Bryant. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s In March 2010 after a long time coming. I am currently a stay at home mom of four.
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