It’s not over…it will never be over.

I know, it’s a depressing thought. But so many people have asked me, “you’re better now?” However, it’s not really a question, more of a statement. Like they are telling me I’m better now. Doctors are really good at this. Trying to tell me that I’m feeling better and everything is okay. Because that’s easier for other people. Because I had the cancerous organ removed, therefore … Continue reading It’s not over…it will never be over.

At least you didn’t lose your hair.

    Yes. At least I didn’t lose all my hair, only significant clumps every time I comb it. A side effect of thyroid issues and cancer. At least my cancer is invisible to you. At least you don’t have to see the devastating effects of having a type of cancer that doesn’t respond to chemotherapy. I don’t expect everyone to understand the ins and outs … Continue reading At least you didn’t lose your hair.

Is Empathy Extinct?

Sometimes I feel like empathy; real, true understanding of another human being, is becoming extinct. Not only is the understanding gone, the attempt to understand another person is a dying art as well. Because of my hormone imbalances and nutritional deficiencies due to cancer and the results of having it removed, I take a lot of supplements and vitamins. This idea of empathy becoming extinct got … Continue reading Is Empathy Extinct?

Should you be honest with your children?

The post today is thanks to the Daily Prompt: Childhood My thoughts about the prompt of “childhood” do not immediately go to my own, instead I instantly thought of my kids and their current situation in childhood. Every parent questions if they’re doing stuff “right,” if their kids will be well-adjusted, happy, and will contribute to the world. We all are just doing the best that … Continue reading Should you be honest with your children?

Follow-up Fears

I’m coming up on my first follow-up appointment post radiation ablation. I’ve been waiting 6 weeks for this appointment so I haven’t thought too much about it until the last few days. Trying not to worry and whatnot. I’m not sure what the doctor will tell me, probably not much of anything. They usually don’t. For some reason I thought having cancer would get me … Continue reading Follow-up Fears

Low I, B-Day

Two weeks never sounded so long. I have radioactive iodine treatment scheduled in a couple weeks therefore I am on a “low-iodine” or “low-I” diet. This means NO: processed foods, dairy, seafood, eggs, bread, anything with salt, chocolate, soy… so pretty much everything! I’ve made some very nice salads though. Also not making it any easier, it’s my birthday. Not that I care too much … Continue reading Low I, B-Day