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Cancer Survivor

Thursday, September 08, 2011

I am more fortunate than many as I did not know about the cancer until after it was already removed from my body. Tests on my removed thyroid found cancer. Not an aggressive form; from what they tell me it is one that generally stays in the thyroid. That is good news. I had my thyroid out so I am cancer free. I will have to take a radioactive pill to kill any bits of the thyroid they may have missed.

I will admit I am a bit nervous about the pill. I have heard I will have to avoid contact with other people and pets for a couple of days. Not completely, but no prolonged contact. I can avoid people, but my kitties are not going to like me hiding from them.

I believe when this is all finished there is really no chance of this cancer returning. That in itself is a blessing.
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SKAYT77 9/9/2011 11:08PM

    Vicki I didn't run 2 miles.. but I walked it.. only 18 minute miles, but I will be able to go farther & faster again someday. My thyroid was enlarged.. the size of a fist the surgeon said, and really needed to come out. The needle biopsy prior to surgery did not show cancer, but they were able to examine it completely after removal. I am going to just keep pushing myself along until I get where I want to be! Thanks for being there for me!

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PUTTITAT 9/9/2011 1:47AM

    WOW! Did they have any reason to think you might have cancer in your thyroid? I am so happy for you that it was all contained in the thyroid, which is now gone. You are now in the same boat as me--a cancer survivor! We are now partners of a different kind! They said that the moment you are diagnosed, you are a survivor, because you are working to survive--even when you didn't know you were! And you are healing up from the surgery so well--I saw you ran 2 miles--GREAT JOB for a cancer survivor!
Take care of yourself!
Vicki
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