Thursday, July 18, 2013

6 months ago

Six months ago today Art and I woke up before the chickens to head to the hospital. I was more nervous for Art and my family then for me. I knew I would be fine but the next 10 hours would drag on for my family. 

Here I am at 4am getting ready to leave for the hospital. 

I didn't realize how much my life was about to change. Things I had never had to think about would now become a burden. I remember walking into the hospital almost care free. I thought once recovery was over and after the radio active iodine I wouldn't have anymore cancer thoughts. 

 Updating my journal

The past 6 months I've learned more about Medullary Thyroid Cancer, ct scans, blood levels, spots on my insides and other various cancer terms than I thought I would ever have to know. I also have learned how I need to handle getting rough news. It's ok to cry, scream and get angry, BUT those things need to get out and then move on. I have to take everything in before I can share it with my family. Once I absorb it all then I can remind everyone of positive parts. 

There are lots of people who live years with Medullary Thyroid Cancer. The majority of the doctors will tell you something else will kill you before MTC. It's rare that MTC will be the thing to take you down as long as you are monitoring your health. This is why I need to understand MTC the best I can because I'm my best advocate. 

I walked into the hospital on January 18 a cancer patient and out a survivor! The 6 month mark is very sweet!!! 


Crazy Town ND said...

I know you don't like to share with your family and are always trying to share positive news...we know how serious this is for all of us!! Mom