Wanted to share what is going on in my life. I got a real shock late last week when the doctor told me I had cancer. After I had a routine exam last month, my doctor had sent me back for a fine needle aspiration (biopsy) for a couple of nodules on my thyroid, just for "peace of mind". Well, that didn't work quite the way it was planned! My mind is more worried and nervous than at peace right now.
I didn't know anything about this cancer before, but I'm now reading everything I can find on it. Did you know that thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women in the US? It is also the most common endocrine cancer.
Fortunately, thyroid cancer is a slow-growing cancer, and is treatable when found early. That leads some people to say that it is the best cancer to have. I don't think any cancer is good. I don't want mine, that is for sure. I wouldn't want anyone else to have it either.
I'm getting some more tests done, and then my doctor will be sending me to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD for surgery and treatment. It's a hike from where we live and I'm not looking forward to what is required for treatment, but that's OK. You do what you have to do.
I take comfort in knowing that it can be treated, but it weighs heavy on my mind. I've got a family to raise and my life to live. It just stinks that thyroid cancer has to be a part of it.
|My thoughts exactly.|