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Back to the Doctor...and 10 Things I Hate About Thyroid Cancer

OK, look at the last time I added a blog post....yes, January. Ridiculous. It's been too long since I've written, and I apologize for that. Time marches on, for the good or bad, and it has slipped away from me.

One item on my thyroid cancer timeline I see not documented in my blog: I did get more bloodwork done in April. It was good news: no change in the thyroglobulin. Just gotta keep on top of it and make sure that it doesn't get above 2.0.

I'm going to see Dr. W on Friday to check in, let him tell me it's time to get it and the TSH checked again. And...OK, here's the thing: I feel something/am having strange twinges on the left side of my neck. Everything has been on the right side to date so maybe......what is it? I will listen to my gut and let Dr. W tell me it's nothing rather than assuming that. Because even though I can say "oh, it's nothing," the thinking about it and worrying will drive me crazy.

Also, I discovered yesterday an amaz…

Light at the end of the tunnel

It's been a long, hard road for me this third time around with thyroid cancer. My third diagnosis with papillary carcinoma, this time in my lymph nodes of my neck, came in March 2012. My third diagnosis of papillary carcinoma in four years.

I knew the drill, been through it before, but I was stunned that I had to do it all again. After my surgery, I pushed alot of people away, scared that this was it. That I would never be well again. That I was the 2% of people who die from papillary carcinoma.

Yesterday I completed follow up testing for my third round with thyroid cancer last year. My blood test needed to be under 2.0, and it was 0.5. Also, the radiologist who has done every ultrasound and needle biopsy on my thyroid/neck since 2008, said of yesterday's very thorough ultrasound: "Let's give you some good news for once. I see nothing. Nothing to watch or be concerned about."

THIS is terrific news. 

I may never have to fight this battle again. I might have to fi…