You Ain’t so Smart, Thyroid
Don’t even think for a second that you are going to get me – to bring me down. You won’t win. I’m stronger and no matter what it is that you think you can throw at me – cancer, hashimotos, graves, anxiety, weight gain, anemia – you can shove it.
In fact, I already have plans to get rid of you, but first I have to find out exactly how bad you think you might be . . . either way, you are out.
So kiss your ass goodbye.
I know (now) that you’ve been lurking around for years – nudging me with anxiety, miscarriages and weight ups and downs. Not until recently did you have the guts to show your face with not one, but five nodules.
You have given me no other choice – surgery. And while that will be completely unpleasant – it’s what I have to do and if you bring cancer, as you might, I will deal with that, too – and I will win.
Thyroid, you’re a bully! And you have scared me . . . but only for a moment. The more I learn, the more I am able to fight you – just like the countless thousands of others who also fight you every day.
I believe that you have come here for a reason . . . I am to learn something from this and I will be stronger because of you. You will not bring me down.
We are at war you and I . . . and we meet again on May 4th . . . funny how you choose my Dad’s birthday to let me know whether you are cancer or not. Touché!
Written by, Tara
Bio: My name is Tara Leitch and I am 34 years old. I live in Ontario, Canada with my best friend and partner. I work full-time for a place I don’t like – one day soon I hope to move on. I keep myself fulfilled by dreaming big, wishing on every star and writing on my blog. Life is for living and enjoying every moment possible – and this is even more clear to me after losing my Father in September 2011, and supporting my Mother as she battles a relapse of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Blog: http://tarashannon.blogspot.ca/
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