Goodnight, My Sweet Thyroid
I am trying to love what’s left of you. I am so sorry for how our relationship has gone in the past.
The family history made me think I knew everything I needed to know; grow a goiter -> have it removed -> take a pill every day -> problem solved!
Holy crap was I naïve, sadly misinformed, and seeing doctors who I now consider incompetent when it comes to endocrine and autoimmune diseases.
Maybe, if I’d known then what I know now I could have saved most of you from being cut out of my throat. But, would you still have grown the cancerous nodule? Maybe I would have needed to have you removed anyway.
Maybe the last 10 years of my life wouldn’t have been spent drowning in misery suffering from practically every hypo symptom possible because I trusted my endo when he said my blood work was “normal”. I still have a small part of you in me.
So here’s the deal; If you promise not to grow that little nodule any bigger, I promise to fix the rest of my hormonal mess (are you listening to this my lovely adrenals??!!) and live as healthy a lifestyle as I can, so that the little pill I take every day will do its job.
I’m still a work in progress but I feel better now and I have a fantastic nurse practitioner who listens to me and orders the right tests. So don’t worry, my broken butterfly. You just rest and sleep like a good little piece of thyroid and let me keep working on getting better.
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