It is five years since I was diagnosed and then had my thyroid removed. The time from suspicious cells being found through the fine needle biopsy to the complete thyroidectomy, was only 7 weeks. Not a particularly long period of time in the grand scheme of things, but by all accounts in the reading and … Continue reading It’s that time of year, again!
For some girls it certainly is about "the hair". Excessive amounts of time and money spent on cuts, color, perms, straightening, weaves, extensions...you name it! I've never been one to spend much time or money on my hair. I go to a local Supercuts or Hair Cuttery about 7 or 8 times a year. I … Continue reading It’s All About the Hair
I got my flu shot this week. There was a clinic at work as part of our quarterly all staff meeting. Some nice nurses who are affiliated in some way with our health insurance carriers, set up shop at one end of the auditorium and anyone interested could line up for their shot. No one … Continue reading Flu Shots, Not So Bad
I've battled my weight for years, or more to the point, it's battled with me. I've lost, gained, lost, gained, lost, gained, hundreds of pounds. I know that I'm not unlike thousands of women in the world. I've tried everything, again like most people, who've played the weight loss roulette. I have to admit though … Continue reading Weight Watchers Can be Fun!
Unless you live under a rock or are a hermit, you know that, over 25 years ago, the month of October was identified as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Pink ribbons, pink lights, walks to fund research, among other things, are plentiful for the 31 days of the month. For the longest time I didn't personally … Continue reading Color Me…Pink!
In 1999 I signed up for a weight loss study; a 2-year endeavor that involved calorie counting and mandatory exercise. The study was sponsored by a local university and was medically supervised. Study participants had to agree to eat a specified number of calories a day and exercise the compulsory number of minutes per week. There … Continue reading I Know HOW to Lose the Weight, Now to Do It (Again)
Back in 2007 I took the time to be trained as a life coach. In case you don't know what that is, I like to describe as someone who is a guidance counselor for grown-ups. It's a person who is not a therapist or a mentor or a boss, but someone who is able to … Continue reading The $64,000 Question
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I'd been going for acupuncture for more than a few years by the time I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. At my first visit I remember asking, "Does it work?" The response: "Well, can 3,000 years of successful practice be wrong?" I guess not! I went through a few years of treatment for infertility; acupuncture … Continue reading Does It Work?
It is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month! As promised, today's post too is about my thyroid cancer and the process I went through of diagnosis, surgery and recovery. Following my initial ultrasound in 2004, when the endocrinologist found that there were in fact, several nodules on either side of my thyroid, it was time for the biopsy … Continue reading The “C” Word