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Exactly who is the Grasshopper?

Post Published: 05 November 2010
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Catherine,

Your Thyroid here. This is a long overdue goodbye. I know you were probably wondering if you would ever hear from me again and I don’t have any excuse at all for being silent for so long. The only thing that I can say in my defense is that I just wasn’t prepared to be totally removed from your life. The last I heard they were planning on leaving half of me with you. I was as stunned as you were to find out that I had cancer and had to be totally removed from your body. It was quite a shock waking up in that cold steel pan in the hospital; and you don’t even want to know how it felt to get cut up “for research” and tossed out like an old shoe. Anyway, I do want to say sorry for leaving you like that, even though I had no control.

Enough about me! What about you?  Did getting rid of me cure your cancer? Is it hell living without a Thyroid? All modesty aside, I am a pretty damn important part of the body and nobody messes with me without consequences. How’s the aftermath? Seriously, I’m sorry I let you down, but I’m thankful that your GP has such good fingers and found those nodes. You didn’t have any symptoms and I was still working just fine. But it would have been just a matter of time before I would have started giving you a lot of trouble. So I hate to admit it, but all things considered you are better off without me. Well just because I’m gone, I won’t forget about you. Give me a shout if you get the chance. I’d like to hear how you’re getting along.


Your absent Thyroid

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3 Responses to “Exactly who is the Grasshopper?”

  1. Linny says:

    Catherine I love this letter! I think you really explained the whole process so well. I do hope you are doing well. I think it is wonderful that your Dr. checked this without you having to start with symptoms!
    Bravo to the Dr.! {rare form}
    Take care now, keep in touch, xo Linny

  2. Amanda says:

    Great letter. I love letters from our thyroids, makes us think just a little bit differently.

    Be well,

  3. HDinOregon says:

    Wonderful letter!


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