Dear Thyroid Depression, You Suck and I Hate You
Today a college friend posted on Facebook about being on antidepressants. I never knew that she had a malfunctioning brain that gave her bad moods, so I sent her a note saying “I hear you. I understand.” Anyway, hers started as a postpartum depression, whereas mine seems to have started at birth. I explained it was a problem for me up until about 2000, after which is has mostly gone away.
That’s when I realized “That’s also the time of onset of my thyroid disease…” Could it be? Dare I ask the question? Could it be that thyroid disease has made me too tired and cranky to be unhappy?
Chicken: **knocking at door** “It’s the Chicken of Despair calling!”
Me: “Aren’t you supposed to be the Bluebird of Happiness?”
Chicken: “No. He quit on your loser ass a long time ago.”
Me: “Go away! I don’t have the energy to feel sad right now…. or anything.”
Chicken: “But I have a regularly scheduled appointment!”
Me: “I said, GO AWA— … Aw fuckit, I don’t give a shit one way or another as long as I get my rest.” . . . . . .
Me: “Who are you again? What were we talking about? I’m hungry. Are you hungry? I’ve got a bucket of KFC in the fridge.”
Chicken: “Er….maybe… I should… come back later.”
Me: “Wait! It’s extra crispy!” **rummaging in fridge** “Ooh, mashed potatoes!!!”
So that’s how it is, huh, Mr. Thyroid? Well, in that case… I’ll just… uh… cut you some slack and pretend this conversation never happened.
(**whispering** Keep up the good work!)
Written by, Mike
(BIO) @mind_static Mike believes that if you can’t laugh at your misery, that’s just sad. (And currently an overmedicated insomniac writing witty letters to his internal organs.)
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