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.
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.
I recently went to Sleeping Bear Dunes in northern Michigan with my husband and kids. While most of the trip was anything but picturesque, the hike up the dunes was a pure delight, but not in the way I expected. Most of the trip was spent swatting mosquitos, trying to dry out stuff that got wet from the rain, and keeping two young boys from annoying … Continue reading 2 feet in front
I went gluten free (or GF for short) last year in July, and it helped with my symptoms of autoimmune disorder, most likely Hashimoto’s, although I still haven’t gotten a definitive diagnosis on that. More on that at a later date. Going GF cleared up my stomach issues, “brain fog” and really helped the fatigue I was experiencing. But when I started going through surgery … Continue reading Gluten free, take 2
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?
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
At the moment I’m in the middle of radioactive iodine treatment. I started the process a couple weeks ago and did the larger “kill dose” a few days ago. I’ve had a lot of time lately to think about how stress is connected to cancer and really any illness. Everyone is always saying that stress worsens symptoms and can cause someone to be more sick. But how does that … Continue reading The stress connection
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
Anyone with little boys knows that nerf darts can be found anywhere and everywhere. And they’ll be found months after the original battle that lodged them in the smallest crevices of your home. I’ve spent so much time saying “pick up your darts,” “there’s more over here,” “found some more,” etc. etc. So after sleeping until 2pm today because I’m so physically and mentally drained, … Continue reading Nerf darts everywhere
…Well there isn’t one. But when I started to think about what to title this site and my first post, I decided on The Best Cancer and immediately imagined the different types of cancer fighting it out and moving up in their brackets March Madness style. I tend to personify inanimate objects so this was no surprise that I could visualize Thyroid Cancer battling to … Continue reading The best cancer is…