It would be hard not to find someone who hasn't been affected by cancer. A family member...friend...any loved one who has gone through it in some way shape or form. This week we've been introduced to our own personal story.
Our family doctor sent me to an Endocrinologist some time back and they found that my thyroid evidently has a lot of cysts or nodules all around it. It was explained that that's not uncommon and how people often have "things" growing in them all the time. Many times they are harmless and usually even go
A "Thyroid scan" was scheduled just in case - and I went to the hospital to have it done.
They injected something into me with a needle that allowed them to do a test on my thyroid. The way it was explained to me was that they wanted the nodules to be "hot" instead of "cold" - whatever that means.
The results came back and sure enough...a good amount of the growth was what they wanted it to be, but some of it was not. The doctor called and said that they needed to go further
with the testing to rule out cancer.
I go tomorrow to get some lab work done, then Tuesday at 8:45 in the morning, I'm set up for an appointment to have needles pushed through my neck to actually pull out some
samples - checking to see if it's benign or malignant.
It's kind of hard to wrap my head around any of it so far and it seems like it's not really possible. I don't know how to do this. The "not knowing" is what's all but haunting. It's next to impossible to try to comprehend the words when a doctor actually says to you, "We need to rule out cancer".
Adam has been good about it saying over and over, "You're NOT going to have cancer and if there is a worst case...then we'll
fight like hell until it's gone."
I really don't know how it could be a possibility though. I feel completely fine and I just don't think there could be anything wrong.
I can't ignore it however - and I have to be proactive. I'll go through all of the tests and hopefully find out that it's
It's an ugly disease that affects too many. I'll hope and pray for the best - but until then, I'll make sure to hug my loved ones even tighter - and never want to let go.