Could My Thyroid Cancer Be Environmental?
I would like to apologize to you. I never paid much attention to you. Heck, I barely knew where you were; let alone what you did for a living. To add insult to injury (or rather, injury to insult), I constantly abused you. Sure, the abuse was unintentional but it was also unrelenting. What I ate and drank, how I handled stress (poorly), even the clothes I wear (toxic jeans! Ack!) And the air I breathe is important to you.
Your protest has been heard and I promise to take better care of you and all my other organs. I hope that someday you can forgive me. I know now how important you are in every aspect of my life and I would really like for us to be able to work together again.
(Bio) My name is Trish, I’m 45 years old and I was diagnosed a year ago through a routine blood test. I’ve been lucky to have a great doctor and understanding husband (maybe too understanding. If he had called me out for being a bitch, maybe something would have come out earlier – but probably not.)
I have three close friends who have all had thyroid cancer. We are not only socially close, but close in age and geographically. Hmmm.
I am Hypothyroid, likely with Hashimoto’s and doing well on my version of synthroid (most days).
I tweet as @PTriciaBee
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