I guess spending the entire day anxious and crouched over with stomach aches caused by worrying was all a waste of time. But if that’s what it takes to hear good news then I am all for it.
Yesterday was my follow up appointment with my specialist. This time I brought Chad with me in preparation.
A part of me really believed that everything was going to be OK but I was still reeling from the last time when I though everything was going to be OK and it was far from it. The whole day I was expecting something bad to happen.
A huge sigh of relief went over me when he said the word “No Cancer cells were found on the other side of your Thyroid”. Sweet Jesus Thank You! It was all I wanted to hear.
I will still have to go to the Cancer Clinic in the next month or two just to get everything checked out one last time. The lump that was on my Thyroid was also sitting on one of my muscles, and while this type of Cancer is very contained, there is a chance the muscle has some bad cells on it, so there is a 50% chance I will have to go back for Radioactive Iodine Therapy, but that doesn’t worry me. Whether I have to have it or not, the worst part is over. No more surgery.
Now its all about keeping an eye out. Yearly tests and a life time of mediciation. Simple things when you really think about it.
You don’t really appreciate the saying ‘Be thankful for your health’ until it is almost taken away from you.
Now I can relax a little.