One Year After Papillary Carcinoma Thyroid Cancer – I Am Cancer Free!
I had my one year thyroid cancer follow up today and I’m happy to report that my ultrasound and physical check were all clear! 🙌
I’m doing some labs today, and have to do another round of thyrogen injections soon … but I should never have to do it again after this time.
It’s crazy to think how much has changed in the last year. I feel better – mentally and physically – right now than I ever have in my adult life. A year ago I was damn near a mental breakdown, my entire body ached to the point of tears, I couldn’t sleep, my hair was falling out in large clumps, I had no eyebrows unless I drew them on, I would get violently ill if I got too hot, I was cold all the time …
When I say it was literally one of the lowest moments in my life, I mean it.
Since then, I’ve had a total thyroidectomy, I am taking two different mental health medications, I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I’ve been in therapy, and I have busted my butt to be selfish and focus on self care.
I’m proud of the woman you see here, grinning ear to ear under the stupid mask.
This year I am focusing even more on ME, and working with my bariatric surgeon so that my outside reflects my inside. I’m eagerly counting down to this summer, because I know the good things that are coming. 🙏
I have not always been a big THANK YOU GOD person. But, the last few months I cannot help but firmly believe that He has been there in my darkest moments, lifting me up and helping me float along. He brought people into my life (and took people out), so I could have the best support system imaginable. He has gently whispered His love in my ear, and I’ve learned to lean into those whispers.