Dearly Departed Thyroid, We are Gathered Here Today
Dearly Departed Thyroid,
When I think about you, I feel bitter, angry, resentful, and grateful. In hindsight, I didn’t expect you to completely change my life. I wish I knew than what I know now. Things would have turned out differently. Reflecting back on the past two years, I feel conflicted about what I’ve lost and gained.
What’s changed is my entire world. Emotionally, my life has been radically spiraling out of control, especially since my nervous breakdown. Physically my life has changed thanks to all the weight gain and the multiple surgeries (ten and counting) to remove the mark you left behind. Financially, my life is in ruins. I was prepared for some of your side effects, but I wasn’t prepared for all the complications.
I guess what I most worry about is who I will become. Interestingly enough, this disease taught me to recognize my inner strength. I had not realized that would be a byproduct of cancer.
What scares me most about the future is my health – both mental and physical. I’m learning to take it one day and one symptom at a time. I believe that things will improve with continual self-improvement. I guess what I’m saying is that, my goals, dreams and hopes radically changed and re-prioritized.
In closing, I would like to add that you can still go fuck yourself, bitch.
Chris Kidwell Prestano
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