Freshman Year in Thyroid College
It’s very frustrating dealing with the roller coaster ride you put me on. It’s frustrating that I had symptoms for 3 years, but no one noticed except for me, even though my blood work was negative. It’s because of you I lost abnormal weight and my family thought I was suffering an eating disorder or I had bad eating habits. It is YOU that caused me to suffer anxiety, brain fog, and my family thought I had depression, but really it was YOU tearing me apart. When I was finally diagnosed with you, it was too late. You reversed from hyper to hypo. It was my freshmen year of college. I could not enjoy a night on the town with my friends because YOU made me exhausted and sick. You caused me to gained so much weight and my doctors have told me I am a rare case. I was a marathon runner before you reversed and you crushed my dreams of running the Rock N Roll marathon, that I had trained so hard for. Why did I have to cancel it? Because YOU made me gain so much weight, YOU made my knees become weak, and I was mentally physically and emotional exhausted.
You caused my mom and I to argue many times because she thought I gained the freshman 15 and I was being lazy. Its you thyroid that would not make me feel better even after being on synthroid. Only you and I know thyroid,that no one listens when you still aren’t feeling well. 5 months ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and they have said it’s because of you. I am too young for this. The weight you caused me to gain,thyroid, has brought upon metabolic issues.
I am only 20 years old thyroid. I Hate you, but I am going to conquer you. I am ending this war you have entered with me. The weight is coming off and the metabolic issues are going to go away. I jogged/walked 3.38 miles today. You are not going to stop me now. I have my whole life ahead of me and YOU can’t bring me down thyroid. You have made me stronger and allowed to me overcome obstacles that I never thought I was going to endure. Through the trials and tribulations, I am coming out stronger than you are. I am sick of this roller coaster ride and it is time for me to get off. I hate all the times YOU made it seem that everything was getting better, but then I would hit a road bump and I would fall back down. No more thyroid. You can not do this to me any longer. I am going to start training for the Rock N Roll marathon soon. I understand you are not going to go away, but I AM going to stop the issues you cause.
I wish the best to all the other females and males going through this journey. Believe in yourself and know you are stronger then this. WE CAN ALL CONQUER THIS.
(Bio) Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I am 20 years old. I am a college student majoring in Radiography. I live in Georgia and have had hypothyroidism for 2 years. I would like to name this ” Hello , My name is Thyroid and I crush people’s drams.”