Nice Is As Nice Does, Indeed (or In Deed)


"If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all."  Yes, Mom, it's still ringing in my ears.  It's an expression emblazoned on the psyches of millions of kids who've heard it thousands of times from mothers, grandmothers, and teachers. Now as for doing something nice, that's also a value that is instilled at … Continue reading Nice Is As Nice Does, Indeed (or In Deed)

Happiness Is A Choice


I was trolling my Facebook news feed looking for some inspiration for today's post.  The past several days have seen an uptick in the number of posts to the Thyroid Cancer Survivors page; a page that I follow, being a survivor and all.  Holidays for so many people are more chore than cheer, and it … Continue reading Happiness Is A Choice

No Such Thing as “The Good Cancer”


It is thyroid cancer awareness month.  There are just a few more days left in September; a few more days to draw needed attention to "the good cancer". Of course there is no good cancer! The Merriam Webster Dictionary on-line defines cancer as: can•cer noun \ˈkan(t)-sər\: (1) a serious disease caused by cells that are … Continue reading No Such Thing as “The Good Cancer”

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

Strange Dissonance


Strange Dissonance. via Strange Dissonance. I really liked this blog post and thought other readers might, too.

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