I Need a Thyroid Hostage Negotiator ASAP, Please
Kindly stop holding on to me. I know our relationship has been rocky-from the very start, and that pesky Hashimoto’s came between us causing trouble, but I believe that we should end it now before something awful happens.
I know that it may have been harsh of me to cut you out of my life, but those little carcinomas on you weren’t going to heal themselves and you were dragging my lymph nodes down with you, and you know how impressionable they can be.
Gosh, by the time I took the iodine they’d already started following your lead. You’re a trend setter, thyroid, and you know it. When you don’t work properly the rest of my body simply thinks it can slack off and that just won’t do. Do you know how many parties I’ve slept through or how many bottles of foundation I’ve gone through covering up the bags under my eyes because of you?
Yes, the medication helps, and I know you don’t truly hate me, but sometimes I think you do, thyroid. I felt it when I had you removed and you got in one last dig at my parathyroids, bruising them for weeks.
You see, thyroid, as an 18 year old girl, I like going out on the town with my friends. I like knowing that I can stay up all night to do an assignment and I won’t pay for it in the morning. When you get upset, though, I can’t do these things. I know you’re gone but I still feel you with me. Everything reminds me of you-from the pills I’ve taken since fourteen, to the scar that I rub silicone gel into every night to make it go away.
You and I both know about abusive relationships that go south-other types of cancer are not as nice as the one that came between us-but I hope that we can remain on amicable terms.
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