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Today, Tomorrow and the Next Day

Post Published: 28 March 2013
Category: Dear Thyroid Letters
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Today, tomorrow and the next day

Dear Thyroid,

Yesterday I was sad. I sunk into depression and saw darkness.

Yesterday I gained weight. I had no energy to put effort into exercising and eating healthy.

Yesterday I froze. My joints ached from the coldness and my mind was numb.

Yesterday I created distance. I pushed my family and friends away.

Yesterday I finally cried out for help and my doctor, friends, and family answered.

Yesterday I went to sleep.

Today I woke up. I dragged myself up and out of bed this morning. I took my medication, got dressed for work, and headed out the door.

Today I went to work. I got to work on time, sat at my desk and did my job.

Today I stayed warm. I wore my coat all day and turned on a space heater under my desk.

Today I ate healthy. I had oats for breakfast and plenty of vegetables and fruit.

Today I socialized. I met up with my fiancé and his friend for dinner at a restaurant.

Today I stayed awake. I fought hard against my fatigue, but I did not give in to it.

Tonight I will rest. I will rest my tired eyes and my aching body.

Tomorrow I will wake up again.

Tomorrow I will work again.

Tomorrow I will stay warm, eat healthy and socialize.

Tomorrow I will stay awake and I might even exercise.

I will do this again because tomorrow I will fight. I will continue fighting for my health. I will continue fighting for my family and friends. I will continue fighting for me.


(BIO) My name is Rachel. I am 25 years old and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few years ago. My TSH levels keep fluctuating but I have confidence that I will soon get back to the way I was before hypothyroidism. I started my own blog about my experience with hypothyroidism: Not Crazy, Just Hypo

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4 Responses to “Today, Tomorrow and the Next Day”

  1. Lisa Budzinski says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Lovely letter. I love the format. I am so proud of you for fighting and knowing that tomorrow, down the road apiece, things will get better than they are today : )

    Thyroid cancer survivor, Grave’s Disease

  2. katie gray says:

    Is there ppl out there like me? Help, feel like emotional roller coaster is killing me!

  3. Jasna says:

    Hi Rachel!
    Definitely know what you’re going through! I am also 25 and with Hashis and have fluctuating levels of hormones so I know how exhausting this must be for you! I also write a blog but in my mother language. I will definitely check out your blog and I hope to find useful informations because we have a similar case of hypo.
    I hope you’ll get better soon! Bye!

  4. della kettlewell says:

    love this…it really does tell it how it is …we all feel like this….you are not alone….i was diagnosed when i was 22 i am now nearly 51 …..well done 🙂

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