My Mom is in the hospital. She will be okay after a surgery that will reorganize her twisted stomach and diaphragm. If you've read any of the other posts about my family you know that I am one of eight children, so our mom is not lacking for company as she sits in her hospital … Continue reading The Cardiologist
No Man Is an Island
Dealing with the preparation of the before, during and after phases from any surgery is challenging. The recovery from a complete thyroidectomy would have taken so much longer for me were it not for my sisters and brothers, parents, and my Auntie Tina. Everyone was hugely helpful, dropping off meals, sending cards and flowers, making … Continue reading No Man Is an Island
Does It Work?
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?
Your Job is to Fire Me
The story continues for Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, whose tagline I've found out is "Check Your Neck". Clever. Eight short weeks after the diagnosis that the nodules in my thyroid had "suspicious" cells, I was scheduled for a thyroidectomy. The surgeon is the go-to guy in Rhode Island for this surgery. Each time I've heard … Continue reading Your Job is to Fire Me
The “C” Word
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