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In Memory of my Thyroid

Post Published: 22 October 2010
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Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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I love butterflies, I know it looks like the shape of our thyroid and that reminds us of what we have and what we are. But consider this, the butterfly is beautiful, more beautiful than the caterpillar it started as. So here’s the thing, we are now “more” beautiful on the inside.


Remember the Skin Horse in the book The Velveteen Rabbit?  Do you remember what he said?


He said “By the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”


So to me butterflies remind me of this change, metamorphous , if you will. We can see this either as an illness or we can see this as a better understanding of love, life and what’s important.  It’s really more than what we look like.  It’s being who we are at the core. And knowing we are Real.
Linda Larson
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4 Responses to “In Memory of my Thyroid”

  1. Linny says:

    Thank you Katie for adding this in this weekend.
    As we are invisible to most, let this help remind us of our gifts that we still have intact.
    As we are distracted by what is NOT invisible to us….{note to self; stop feeling that I have to apologise to others for the things I feel “show” when out among “the others”, this is WHEN IT IS GOOD to remember it is an invisible illness that few see our changes that only WE can truely notice.}
    Remember when you look in the mirror, others do not see the reverse of our face, only we see that!
    My gentle care to all out there who feel so injuried as I do…..lovingly, Linny

  2. 5dogsmom says:

    Katie, I am reminded of something a very ill person said to me “…I’m crippled where crutches won’t help me” That has been my mantra for decades. I suspect my Thyroid recruited the Bipolar gene to join in the torture of my mind and body. This evil duo then brought forth Fibromyalgia, creating misery and despair so bad at times, I wished for death, yet begged my creator for healing. Sometimes I can not differentiate between the 3, as to which is in charge of my body on a particular day. It is when all 3 join forces to ravage and rape my brain and soul that I wonder how my body can possibly survive yet another attack from the war which rages inside and leaves no visible scars to the world; except for my eyes which I cover in sun and in rain. My eyes reflect the truth. My eyes can not lie. My eyes are the window of my soul, and my soul is sad, dark and damaged.

  3. Lou says:

    To the mother of 5 dogs,
    If you are to get better you must begin with providing a calmer place for your soul to rest.
    I would suggest that perhaps instead you experience manthravadham.
    Try a sleep study, if you are not sleeping deeply enough you would experience these thoughts as well.
    I also have beloved dogs. They are active like children. Do they keep you from sleeping well with all their needs.

    Wear a mask over your eyes, you might be sleeping with your eyes open. They will dry out and have dark circles. Make the room very dark and do not sleep with your dogs. Play soft music before you sleep and add some lavender scents. Hot bath before bed and do not watch any depressing news on TV before bed.
    You CAN WIN.
    With tough love you can have a better life.
    good sleeping, Lou

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