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I Need a Thyroid Hostage Negotiator ASAP, Please

Post Published: 30 April 2012
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Dear Thyroid,

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.

Yours truly,


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4 Responses to “I Need a Thyroid Hostage Negotiator ASAP, Please”

  1. Hypogirl says:


    I loved loved your letter. I could not imagine having a thyroid removed at such a young age. Sounds like you are winning though! What an awesome attitude!

    I wish you all the luck!

  2. Laura says:


    Don’t give up!!! I was 19 years old when i was diagnosed and I had a surgery 4 months later. It has been a struggle, but you can definitely have a normal life as long as you take care of your depression as well. I asked my doctor to send me to a psychiatrist because I was feeling very depressed. After some therapy and medication, I was able to overcome my depression and as long as you take your medication everyday, you should be able to live a “normal” life.

    I also had an orbital decompression surgery almost two years ago and that helped me a lot not to loose the vision on my right eye, plus it brought me back my auto esteem up because I used to feel unattractive, but you need to get to a point when you need to accept who you are and how you look.

    Don’t give up.

    If you need to talk to someone who has gone through this, please feel free to contact me.

  3. Sherry Smyth says:

    Loved your letter!
    Well written!

    TT- May 2012 for
    Pap Thycancer

  4. natasha322 says:

    I can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for me. About 2 year ago I my partner had misunderstanding, we had both made BIG mistakes in our relationship. He ended up moving away from me to pursue a new life. I knew in my heart that he would be the only one to make me happy. I was relieved when I found your email: voodoafricapower@yahoo.com on a site about what you have done. I requested 1 to 2 day casting of the reunite us love spell and within 3days frank company had relocated him back to our hometown where I still lived. We immediately reconnected and move in with each other I can’t really thank you enogh Dr Okoja.

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