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
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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
Cold Hands, Warm Heart
September in all its glory is, among other things, Thyroid Cancer Awareness month. I'm sure it's awareness month for many other things too but this is the one that affects me most. The next few of my posts will have to do with my very own bout with the disease. In May of 2011 I … Continue reading Cold Hands, Warm Heart