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Of Course My Thyroid Loves Me… Right?!

Post Published: 03 August 2010
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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To My Dear Host & Partner,

I thought I should write you. You are my one and only and I know I wouldn`t be here without you. I know you have been mad at me for many months. I realize I have let you down and for that I am really sorry. Please remember that for almost 50 years I worked flawlessly for you. In fact, I worked so well you didn`t even think about me or know I was here. Now that I am having problems and not working as well, you pay a lot more attention to me. For that I am grateful. Maybe now we will both appreciate each other more!

To be honest, I don`t know exactly why I was so overactive for so long. It was as if I was being attacked and couldn`t slow down. Something was telling me to keep going and going no matter what. I know that made you feel bad. I could tell by how fast and hard your heart was beating and how weak and exhausted you were. Then, something new happened. All of a sudden, something was hurting me, and badly. Part of me started to die off! I was so scared, but I hoped at least a small part of me would be spared. Then, it was over. I was so relieved. A part of me did survive and I could keep functioning.

So, I went along that way for a few months. I thought I was doing ok but then I noticed things were getting really slow. I didn`t seem to be able to provide enough of what you needed. You hardly did anything at all, you were so tired. You just slept alot. And forgive me for saying so, but I see you have gained a few pounds. I know that is my fault too, but I really am trying. I`m doing the best I can with what I have left!

I see you took on a helper so I could do my job better. I know it`s been rough finding the perfect candidate but we seem to be on the right track. I definitely think we understand each other better now. I know I need you, and you need me too. Let`s work together to make our time together as happy and healthy as possible. You seem to be feeling a little better, I am so glad. Stay in touch, I really like these little talks!


Your One And Only Thyroid

(Bio): I`m 50, married for 32 years. I was diagnosed with Graves Disease in Nov, 2009. Received RAI treatment in Jan 2010. Went Hypothyroid in April 2010. My Facebook page. (Written by Deb)

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7 Responses to “Of Course My Thyroid Loves Me… Right?!

  1. Linny says:

    Well said, I have wanted to tell “her” the same thing…..thanks , you couldn’t have said it better~!

  2. Sara Broers says:

    Nice letter, my friend!

  3. Donna says:

    I love this, it speaks to me. Thanks for writing it.

  4. I absolutely LOVE this perspective. Thanks so much, Deb, for sharing this with us!

  5. faith72 says:

    Thank you for your wonderful letter. My days feel like that too. I’m so grateful for this group and being able to interact with others.

  6. Amanda says:

    Very nice letter. The thyroid does work hard without us knowing it. We only are aware when it starts to have a hard time.

    Wishing you wellness.

  7. HDinOregon says:

    Great letter!

    And a great POV (Point of View). — I think it is good to think of an illness as a victim every once in a while (rather than the constant villain). Our bodies are not conspiring against us, they are fighting (within their sometimes limited means) with us.

    HD in Oregon

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