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The Silent Dance

Post Published: 02 August 2010
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid,

The music cries out and you must dance.   Every hour, every day, the music leads you through a frenzy of unknown steps, spinning and leaping.  You beg the music to stop, but the music, bold and courageous, summons the dance and you must submit to the power of the music.

It is you, the music chose so long ago, for you were the perfect partner, silent but vigilant, dancing a joyful dance.   You were a constant flow of energy filling the air for all to enjoy, happy and contagious in perfect harmony.   What did the music see in you?  Were you getting tired?  Were you feeling blue?  Whatever it was, dear thyroid, I no longer blame you.

You spin and you leap out of control, dancing the dance as the music takes hold.  The bass pounds rapid and the cymbals clang sharp, why oh why, must we dance this dance?  I beg the conductor to bring back the joy, but he does not hear the frantic, placid melody of this horrid noise.  Our muscles cry out, our heart says no more, but most of all our brain shouts, “STOP, I cannot think no more”!!   Trust me he says, the dance is just fine, you are just sad and depressed, you are such a whine.

I took the pills they advised me to, so sorry dear thyroid I did not know you.  They said it would help deplete the blues, darkness and emptiness soon pursued.  My muscles still ached, my brain said no way, you must go off or you will perish today!!  I cried out, let this dance go away, I cannot keep up, it is taking me away!  Conductor after conductor, I searched high and low, not a one could understand your rhythm and flow.

My feet ache with pain, my mood so sad, why dear thyroid must we feel so bad?  You dance and you dance never complaining a day…..you spin and you leap to please me each day.   I whine and I cry for just one to declare, I can end this dance, I really do care.  But year after year, the dance does rein, as we become sicker and sicker with each passing day.   I want it to end, as you do too, but what is the answer, what do we do?

We swing and we sway to the music each day, Hashimoto’s the dance, forever this way.  This unending music, a mystery it’s true, will one day be understood by a conductor or two.  The dance must go on, the music not through, dancing the dance we’ve always danced to.  I promise dear thyroid, loyal to thee, one day the music will set us both free!!

Kathy –

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7 Responses to “The Silent Dance”

  1. amy says:

    Kathy, what a clever way to describe Hashi’s. Sometimes a beautiful and graceful waltz. Other times a very hectic and crazy-out of control dance. It is unfortunate we have to dance to this tune… Right now my “dance” is pretty good and I am so thankful for that! I hope your is, too!

  2. Kathe says:

    Thank you! Very well said 🙂
    Best wishes for the best of care.
    Good Luck!

  3. HDinOregon says:

    This letter is indeed music in ones ear. Thank you Kathy for composing this sonnet.

    May the music calm down for you soon!


  4. Kathy, this is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you can find a “conductor” who can understands your music!

  5. Lolly says:

    Kathy amazing poem describes it to a Tee now the music plays on.

    Love it.


  6. Dear Thyroid says:

    I love, love, love this letter. It never occurred to me how akin to dance thyroid disease was until you spelled it out for me. Additionally, I have such a deeper sense of what Hashimoto’s is like for you — And, even though I don’t have Hashimoto’s, I can relate on so many levels.

    Thank you for sharing this. Absolutely beautiful.


  7. Amanda says:

    What a lovely way description for something that isn’t so lovely. I hope the music sets you free.


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