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I don't want to spend my life jaded, waiting to wake up one day to find
that I let all these years go by....wasted.

--Carrie Underwood

Yesterday was my first day back in the office after my radioactive iodine treatment. Although I worked from home Monday - Wednesday (my boss and employer have been very supportive/terrific during this time....), I had not drove to the office in over 10 days since my treatment. On the way in yesterday, I heard one of my favorites, Carrie Underwood, on the radio.

Not only do I love American Idol, but I certainly love my Checotah, Oklahoma girl Carrie Underwood!

This song, Wasted, is about a woman who makes a decision to leave a bad relationship and a man who is an alcoholic who both have this same sentiment, they are tired of wasting their lives on things/people that bring them down or aren't worth it. Neither of these scenes are my situation...I have a terrific husband and family, and I don't drink to excess. However, I just experienced two months of non-stop cancer. Yes, "it's only thyroid cancer" (one of my personal favorite comments about it) and no, it seems that I'm not going to die from it (a close second favorite in thyroid cancer comments). However, it will turn your life upside down, at best inconvenience you and your family, and make you think: What are my priorities? What really matters?

I'm going to endeavor not to sweat the small stuff as much as possible. I can't spend the next six months or year or 10 years wondering if it will come back. Because.....I don't want to spend my life jaded, waiting to wake up someday and find....that I let all these years go by....wasted.

Check out the video here:

And just for fun, while you are checking out the "Wasted" video, see the "All-American Girl" video too. It's a little more light hearted and fun!


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