My son, who was trying to be helpful, said I needed to set the RA aside while I deal with the cancer. Sounded like a good idea to me. Wish it could be so.
I have been more fortunate that many with my RA. I am functioning. I do have energy most days. My pain varies but it manageable. I have a few small deformities. They are not big ones. I have an excellent rheumatologist. I have an excellent endocrinologist. Yes, it is amazing. I can even spell these big words without looking them up.
Added to my collection of experts is an excellent surgeon with a warm and friendly attitude. She is board certified with special training in endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic. She also has extensive experience with thyroid surgery. I will feel confident in my slumber under her knife. I expect to wake up, vital neck structures still intact. This is so very reassuring to me.
Today I had an ultrasound of my neck. Thursday I have my last PT with Christine. She has been very helpful in getting me into a good exercise routine. Friday I see my rheumatologist. In between I photograph my wonderful clients. That is the best part and the part I do not want to have to give up. It is so much of my life.