Archive | recurrent thyroid cancer

The Unexpected Journey of a Blogging Mommy

I’ve been so very thankful for the love and compassion  shown by my readers during the past year.  Your prayers and your comments have upheld me during a very hard time in my life. When I first started blogging,I intended to be a “mommy blogger”  and sharewhatever the Lord brought into my mommy moments.I envisioned […]

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My Life Has No Wordly Value

I was determined to clean out a junk drawer stuffed with paperwork. Stuff I’d put off for years. Really, years. I’m embarrassed to say there were  unsent wedding and graduation cards, lists I’d never accomplished, papers to be filed, and things procrastinated into irrelevance. Only one paper didn’t nag me about my inability to get stuff done. […]

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Six Month Cancer Check-Up

For new readers or readers who have forgotten the details of my thyroid cancer journey, (that’s OK, it’s been over 7 years, my own family has a hard time keeping track of the details) I’ll give a brief history. (according to Wikipedia, this is what papillary thyroid cancer looks like) Living with cancer isn’t quiet as pretty. June 2005 thyroid and lymph […]

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Cancer Update

I’ve been waiting weeks for the lab results concerning the thyroid cancer discovered in January 2010 – my third occurance in five years.  (I had a surgery June 05 to remove cancerous thyroid and lymph nodes and had my second surgery April 09 to remove two small cancerous tumors.) In February , after weeks of preparation,  my body rejected radio-active […]

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Not Scarred by My Cancer Scar

When fighting cancer you laugh  because you don’t want to cry. A few weeks before my second papillary thyroid cancer surgery, my 13-year-old son, Jon, was way more excited than me. “Yea, cool, mom, so are ya’ nervous? Like they’re going to go in there and slash you open and look for the cancer!” I bit my tongue for about […]

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Pampered by the Chefs

Jon was my personal baking chef during the 25 days of low iodine diet required before the thyroid uptake scan. He began by making a few delicious loaves of banana bread from the Low Iodine Cookbook compiled by the Thyroid Cancer Survivor’s Association.  His heart to serve me and make my time more pleasant was such an encouragement […]

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