I've thanked my endocrinologist before, but feel the need to do it again! I meet with him every four months since my complete thyroidectomy in 2011, and will probably continue to see him with great regularity for the rest of my life. Typically, I've been a compliant patient, answering the doc's questions but never really … Continue reading What’s Up Doc?!
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
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