I am a 35 year old wife and mother. Diagnosed with stage thyroid cancer in June 2009. Other than my obvious health issues. I love life! Now more than ever. I’ve learned to appreciate the little things, and to not really care what people think of me. Love me or hate me, it matters not a single bit to me. The people who have been by my side every minute through the bad have proven their solid friendship, and those who faltered may still be in my life but they also have proven themselves, albeit, in a very different way. I’ll never hold grudges because quite frankly, those people are not worth the amount of time it would take to hold on to the hurt/upset feelings. So I move forward with my life choosing to surround myself with the good ones!
I’ve learned a lot because of my illness, and I am thankful everyday for those lessons. Sometimes it’s about the positive you derive from a bad situation. I remind myself everyday of the good I have in my life.
Oh, and in case you don’t figure it out while reading my blog. My kids, “Aussie” and “Roo” are the single most important thing in my universe. THEY are what has kept me going when it felt easier to give up. Them and some friends who are comfy with dishing out some tough love and honesty.
ABOUT THE BLOG
This blog was completely private in the beginning I used it to vent, mostly, but it was a safe way to pour my heart out without risk of those close to me knowing what was really going on in my head. I found it cathartic to write exactly what was on my mind without fear of people reading and criticizing, or feeling sorry/scared/worried for me. At the beginning of my life with cancer I looked for blogs of people like me. I NEEDED to read other peoples stories. I desperately needed to know I wasn’t alone. I found many blogs of people who’s situation or diagnosis was like mine in some ways, but nothing that talked about the emotional side of cancer. So after careful consideration I made the decision, and on Feb 3rd 2010 I decided to go public with this blog. It took me a long time to be able to open it up, but there aren’t many blogs out there that detail life with Thyroid Cancer so I figured I would just put it out there for others like me.
Because I wrote this to myself and had not originally intended to make it public, posts before this date may read “funny”, so just keep that in mind if you happen to find yourself here. It will also be a bit raw in places as I won’t go back and edit to pretty it up for readers.
Whatever your reason for being here, I hope you find something beneficial.