Archive | June, 2011

My Diagnosis

22 Jun

This morning I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. It is extremely early, and the tumor is only 9 mm. My only expected treatment is surgery, and there is no reason to believe that the cancer has spread anywhere. I’m okay now, and I am going to be okay.

My thyroidectomy surgery is scheduled for the first week of August, and I will be back up and running in 2-3 weeks.

Overall, I just want people to know:
– I am going to be fine
– I do not want anyone to freak out, because that will freak ME out
– The cure rate for this kind of cancer at my age is 99% at 20 years…if you have to get cancer, this is the kind you want to get
– I am only telling my girls about the surgery when that date gets closer. Please do not scare them unnecessarily by talking about this in front of them
– I will post news as I have it
– I really appreciate your prayers and good thoughts

I do feel compelled to document my journey, including how I got diagnosed, so that’s why I am starting this blog. Hopefully those of your who are interested will read it, and those of you who aren’t will continue to correspond about regular things on Facebook!

Life goes on, and so will I.

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