If not caught in time, it can kill.
A body trying killing itself,
does not only cause physical,
but emotional strain.
Even if you don't realize it,
but only a lump.
My lump wasn't only just swelling.
It was a war zone.
A war zone of by own body trying to end it's life.
All I knew was fatigue and the "need" to sleep,
every hour of the day.
I was at the age of eighteen to find a new doctor.
She examed me head-to-toe,
and spotted the lump on my neck.
My final diagnosis,
after what seemed to be, endless testing,
I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Treatment was just a simple pill,
BUT, the side effects were:
short term memory loss and extreme mood swings.
I jumped from emotionless,
to overly emotional.
I started to lose track of what to do each day.
I just simply felt insane, in a way.
After two months of daily treatment,
I tried to understand to control my emotions.
Although it's a tough battle,
I become stronger mentally from my own body trying to die.
Knowing this is going to be a lifelong condition,
with highs and lows,
I know that I will be ready for what's next to come.