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To the Graves or Not?

Post Published: 31 March 2011
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear thyroid,

I am writing this letter to explain that I want you to cooperate with me and let me be a Mom. You started to make that very hard for me when I had my first daughter two years ago. You got all postpartum thyroiditis on me. I lost all my baby weight in a blink of an eye and everyone praised me for this, but I felt like hell. It wasn’t long before I gained some weight back, but I still felt off kilter.

It was not soon enough for you to fade away. I felt that I escaped your grip… But you decide to fight me again. This time after my second daughter was born you make me feel like you were killing me! You no longer tease me with PPT, you mean business as I suffer from hyperthyroidism.

We don’t even know if you are Graves yet.

My thyroid rips every ounce of energy, strength, and positive thinking from my being, I am constantly struggling with what you are doing to my body and my mind, and I really do not have the time to deal with you! I have two beautiful daughters and I just want to love them and give them a great life. Yet day in and day out, you stand in the way and you make me feel that I can’t.

Well, you are in my way!

You need to stop this!

And you are messing with the wrong person!

I will do whatever it takes. I know that you have not taken me down and I have been suffering for several months in your hyper grip.

I know you will haunt me throughout my life but it is now that you introduce yourself as the uncooperative thyroid, maybe someday we can once again work together, til then, my journey begins to get you fixed….

Written by: Kelli

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2 Responses to “To the Graves or Not?”

  1. Linny says:

    Dear Kelli~ I get you!
    (years ago unknowingly I had thyroid issues) I am glad you know your villian. You have what it takes to keep yourself out in front. I hope it is not Graves, but if it is you will conquer and win. I praise your determination and you are right, your girls need you. Find good Dr.s and keep on top of all you can. Question them and make them earn their pay. It may be a job to them but it is your life!
    I’m cheering for you, GO FIGHT WIN!

  2. Jenny says:

    wow Kelli that is well written-I feel like you climbed into my mind and wrote exactly how I am feeling, especially struggling with energy day to day and trying to keep up with my one year old son. What makes it even harder is that the people that we love in our life dont understand or have no compassion and think we just need to get over it. Good luck to you in your healing journey sister!

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