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abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development in children and adults. This was a word and definition I knew nothing of, now they mean waverthing.
Its was a Saturday afternoon. I had wrapped up my homework and was ready to bolt into the great outdoors and join my friends.
Just as i had put my hand on the door knob it seemed my dad called me over, looking grim almost.
Angelina,before you go outside and play I have something i need to talk to you about.
I sat down in order to receive the news because it seemed pretty serious.
As a child I knew what none of this meant for me. I wasn't sad I just carried about my day as nothing happened.
The doctors office called your mother and I. When they drew your blood they were testing you for hypothyroidism. The results came back positive.
As I grew up and into who I am today, i learned more and more about what was wrong with me. I had learned that it is what made me short and I persevered through getting growth hormone shots every night for 2 years, and i finally grew! to 5 feet, not tall but ill take what i can get.. I had learned that it was what caused some of my migraines so as soon as i started taking my daily medication, which i still take today and will for the rest of my life, they went away. It was what also made me gain weight. We had found the route of my problems.
Its something that I'm still working on accepting. I know it may seem childish like "grow up!" or, "You're gonna have it the rest of your life so just deal with it.", But its more than that. Its learning to accept that it's not going to go away, that it's something that's out of your control, it's learning to accept and love it and you, and that is what the daily battle is.
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