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Thyroid Cancer, Though New, You Are NOT In Charge Of Me, My Body Or My Wellbeing – I Am!

Post Published: 06 August 2010
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid;

A couple of months ago I didn’t even know who you were; then when we met, you were trying to kill me. Why what did I do to you? You and your friend Cancer thought you could bring me down, but you lost. Now, your gone; you and your friend are  no longer welcome here. I got a new friend who’s going to make sure you don’t come back. You are not missed, but not forgotten.

Written by, Bernadette

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7 Responses to “Thyroid Cancer, Though New, You Are NOT In Charge Of Me, My Body Or My Wellbeing – I Am!”

  1. Donna says:

    Hey Bernadette,

    Love your fighting spirit. I hope you are feeling well. I am a follicular thyroid cancer survivor, close to my four year mark. I too had your attitude in the beginning and I still do but eventually our friend the pill decided to mess with me too! I hope you get your levels checked often especially if you don’t feel like yourself. I made the mistake of attributing my not feeling well to everything but my thyroid replacement med and learned the hard way that hyper or hypo symptoms mirror so many other things.

    I’m not being negative by any means, I do believe as long as your dose is right for you you can feel great, mentally and physically. But, if things change please consider that it could be related to the thyroid med and not just a cold, etc. For me, things started to change when I hit peri-menopause I’m pretty sure. Everything is so intermingled at this point that I can’t pinpoint it! I would have saved myself a lot of misery if I would have questioned the thyroid piece much earlier.

    Good luck. Thanks for writing, it helps all of us. Take care.

  2. Keep up the fight! And always remember that you are never alone in this war.

  3. Amanda says:

    Great words Bernadette! No messing around and right to the point. I love the attitude, it really will help you to move on.


  4. Dear Thyroid says:

    Bernadette – Just a few months into thyroid cancer and LOOK AT WHAT AN INSPIRATION AND A FIGHTER YOU ARE. Bravo, thysistah. You are kickin’ thyroid cancers ass.

  5. HDinOregon says:

    Great letter Bernadette!

    Good luck with your treatment.
    Sending healing thoughts your way.

    Hang in there,
    you’re not alone (offering my virtual shoulder to lean on).


  6. You rock the house, Bernadette! Such a positive and passionate letter. 🙂

    Many blessings of health and happiness to you.


  7. Bernadette, great letter. I didn’t know my thyroid either, until it starting inviting cancer to the party. Beautiful, right? Its a hell of a thing to live with.

    Many healing thoughts being sent to you!


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