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Jill’s Thyroid, I Love My Wife, And You Can’t Have Her

Post Published: 13 September 2010
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Category: Dear Thyroid Family Letters, Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid –

My husband wrote a letter to my thyroid that made me cry. I really wanted to share with you all. My husband is my rock, truly and I am thankful to have him and my three children through all this. I am also thankful that I asked him to write this letter because I was able to see a glimpse of what he has seen. Thank you for reading.

Jill – Diagnosed with Celiac Disease March 2010, Uncontrollable Hypoglycemia April 2010, Graves disease May 2010,  Hashimoto’s thyroidosis July 2010 (yes I produce both antibodies), Degenerative Disc Disease July 2010, PFO with Mitral Valve Prolapse, depression complicated with anxiety. This misdiagnosed led to a cardiac condition that was never tested for or discovered until recently because all of my cardiac symptoms were passed off as anxiety.

To Jill’s all mighty Thyroid,

I’m writing you today to express my extreme disgust for you and what you stand for. I have heard about you a lot over the last eleven years or so while working in the medical field. It seemed about every third person going to the hospital had some form of thyroid issue. Now let me be clear – I’m no doctor, but over the years I have learned a lot about all kinds of different medical issues and how they relate to other things. Yet, somehow, you have flown under the radar as to what you can do to people. The wide array of life altering effects you have on the body. How you are looked over, so often, due to your amazing ability to cloak yourself. You cause people to feel crazy, and better, yet appear crazy with incredible ease.  You have found a way to make

It near impossible to see what you’re doing in the blood screens that are supposed to help track your movements. To sum it up, you are very tricky and need to be watched much closer than you are.

With that said I have a few personal issues I would like to bring up. Let’s start with my beautiful wife and what you have done to her. With your ability to do what you do best, she was told she had Lupus more than ten years ago. She started treating everything as an effect of that. She did well for years. There were good days with the bad but more good than bad. Over the last five years the bad days have gotten more frequent. She started having more medical issues that were treated as they would be with a person having lupus. Only true evil would mess with someone in this way. I’m grateful that she was able to find someone who was able to see through your mask. But once again, you find a way to mess with her. Not only are you causing her to have Graves’s disease but let’s go ahead and throw some Hashimoto’s in there too. What does this mean for her? Well being sick at random times causing her to give up her years of hard work to work in a job she would be perfect in. Not to mention having to give up work in general. You can’t even start to know what that does to someone. You cause her to hurt daily, some days worse than others, but yet a life with constant pain. You rip the energy right out of her. You have caused her to want to avoid social events and she has to worry about who’s coming over and what illness they may have. I could fill pages of physical issues you’ve caused but there are other thing to address.

Let me talk to you about her kids. She was lucky enough to have 3 beautiful kids before you were really able to do your damage. Three kids that have the biggest heart and active souls. You have made it increasingly difficult for her to keep up with them. But because of the amazing woman she is she lifts both her middle fingers at you and creates the energy or at least pretends to create it to make sure her kids don’t go without. She never misses a ballgame, or a bowling match no matter what you try to do to her. You may win at the end of the day when she can hardly make it into bed, much less sleep due to the pain you cause. But I know her and you’ll never win over her kids. Despite your best effort she has still made her kids life as fun as possible. She’s made the trips to the beach, amusement parks, and everywhere in-between. I’m so grateful for the kids. They are her secret weapon in battling you. Once again, evil pure evil.

No wait there’s more. You can’t just leave well enough alone. You have made it near impossible to fix the damage you cause. You are such a vital part of the body that the medicine she takes to try and control you is the same medicine that causes her to get sick. She can’t just get rid of you because you’ve left your mark and it’s a mark that will never leave. You have found a way to take the strongest person I know and make her feel weak. You just dig away taking everything you can on the way. You cause emotional damage that is hard to grasp. But let me put you on notice, we are here for her. We love her and know she’s better then you. I plan to fight this with her and our kids are right there too. I’m not going to let you take control. She knows she can count on me for support and I know she’s stronger than the average person. You will go down and you will be controlled. Let me wrap this up with a simple reminder. You are evil and need more eyes put on you. We’ll get the upper hand and the world will become more aware, I promise. But for now we will fight and struggle through.

I love my wife

Thank you for your time –

Parker

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12 Responses to “Jill’s Thyroid, I Love My Wife, And You Can’t Have Her”

  1. Amanda says:

    Awesome. He is a keeper for sure. Jill is a scrapper and I now see that her hubby is too.

    Dang it, he made me cry.

    xxoo to both of you and your family
    Amanda

  2. GinnyInIN says:

    Wow. Okay. Don’t tell *MY* wonderful husband, but I’m in love with another man. Parker, you ROCK! Jill — you’re so lucky to have this man in your life. Most everything he wrote “speaks” to me. We’re all blessed having this “Thyroid Warrior” on our side. Thanks — Ginny ♥

    • jillautumn says:

      Ginny –

      Psst….I promise to keep it a secret! LMAO. I do know how lucky I am to have him, but I also know that there are a lot of people who aren’t so lucky. When I am at my lowest, that is what I remind myself of.

      -Jill

  3. michellegutie says:

    I love this letter your husband wrote! I hope I am as lucky as you to meet the perfect man. I would like to have someone there in my life to help me through these hard times!

    • jillautumn says:

      Thank you. Although no man is perfect he’s as close as it gets and i love him dearly. I treasure this letter. Having him there has helped tremendously.

      He’s out there, you will find him.

      -Jill

  4. Lolly says:

    Parker that name so reminds me of Lady Penelope’s butler in a TV show (puppets) You can come pull my strings any day, tickets are in the post from the UK. 🙂

    Jill it’s great to have your family around you supporting you and fighting your corner, having awareness and understanding of what thyroid disease can do to us. You got a good husband there and kids too, keep them all close to your heart and as they say “Don’t let the side down”, keep fighting the good fight.. easier when you got more on your side.

    Lollyxoxox

  5. jillautumn says:

    Thanks so much for all of the support everyone. I just felt I needed to add this for all the ladies out there:

    A Real Man
    A real man is a woman’s best friend.
    He will never stand her up and never let her down.
    He will reassure her when she feels insecure
    and comfort her after a bad day.

    He will inspire her to do things she never thought she could do;
    to live without fear and forget regret.
    He will enable her to express her deepest emotions and give in toher most intimate desires.
    He will make sure she always feels as though she’s the most beautiful woman in the room
    and will enable her to be the most confident, sexy,
    seductive, and invincible.

    No wait Sorry… I’m thinking of wine. It’s wine that does all that…
    Never mind.

    Love you all xoxox

    -Jill

  6. HDinOregon says:

    Hello Parker! (And Jill too!)

    Great letter! Manly letter too! Wonderfully written. I take my head off to you!

    You show that thyroid bitch who’s in charge here. You two go after that gland and make sure she stays in her place, and you, Parker, watch like a hawk over her. I am rooting for you guys.

    HD in Oregon

    P.S.: I know, I know, — I probably will get emails now that the wayward thyroid is actually a very male gland. Well, yours may be, mine was a bitch until I had her thrown out the door after she developed that cancer.

    Sending healing thoughts !!

  7. D Patterson says:

    Hi ..ad …unfortunately my marrige family been ruined .Sorry i tried my best in ignorance but comunication broke dowwn some nasty things happened which i was dumbfounded by Best thing for my sanuty was to move out ….tried to support my wife but cudnu/stand Thought if she took meds she b ok No way all neen nightmare never wanted this to happen ti us Thought everything else was cause now i know more or ledown to thyroid

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