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RA plus thyroid cancer equals stunned

Life changes instantly with a diagnosis of cancer.

I don’t feel invaded or betrayed by my body. I have always been happy with my body. No change there.

I am just plain scared. The more I read, the more I realize the possibilities. The more scared I am.

What will happen to me? Am I on the slippery slope? Is it all down hill from here?

Added to it all is the mention of possible lung involvement.

I visited my primary doc yesterday. He too brought up the lung issue. Scary.

My joints feel better than they had. That is a good thing.

Yesterday I went to PT also. I have decided to cancel the warm water pool that is on the other side of town. I cancelled the regular appointments, too. There was no charge for the appointment. Apparently,  my news had reached PT.

My therapist took me into a room to talk. C had just gotten back from leave. Her leave was to care for her mother who was dying of CA.  My situation must have been touch for her. We hugged. A hug will always make a person feel better.

We discussed the importance of exercise. We had a good talk. I decided to keep the PT appointments as long as I could. We rescheduled them. All the appointments had been changed to Christine, the head PT.

I am trying to figure out the no iodine diet, exercise to build me up, how to counteract the effects of having no thyroid and how my business can survive this.

I like my life just the way it is. I don’t want to lose what I have. I want things to stay the same. Just wish it would.

This entry was posted in: Cancer


Woman, friend, mother, RN, photographer, gardener, writer, researcher, observer, swimmer. Pretty much the same as everyone else with my own little twist to things. RA, and three cancers and counting. Life is good despite the obstacles. It's worth the ride just to see the infinite variations of the human spirit.

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