Monday, April 12, 2010
I have never written a blog but might as well put some of my thoughts into words! I am now 3 1/2 months out of having radical neck surgery for cancer. I have faced a giant and am going for defeating it completely. My neck incision is still quite red and draws attention but quick looking away or no comment when people see it. What is nice, is that when I work at the hospital, people are not afraid to ask me about it. And it is actually a relief to have someone care enough to ask and let me talk about this life-changing event in my life. It makes me rethink about how I react to seeing people with scars or disfigurement, and what my response should be. I usually try to make eye contact and smile at them.
So... for 4 days until we got the biopsy back, I didn't know if this was the aggressive kind of thyroid cancer that would kill me even with treatment in a matter of months or a treatable kind. Thank you Lord, it was a treatable kind and I wasn't looking at the potential death sentence anymore! But it has made me reevaluate my goals in life and want to get this body in much better shape and take better care of what goes into it. I have been surrounded by wonderful friends and family through this process and am so sorry for those who have to walk this path with out such support.
I am excited to be a part of spark people and love seeing the results and support that are available here. Blessing to each of you as we journey toward better health!