Jun 03, 2010 - 1:57 pm
Since finishing my RAI and getting a good report on my scan and my thyroglobulin test which was confirmed by both the radiation doctor and my endo I am trying to lead a normal life for a while. I had a blood test done last week, and I see my endo in a couple of weeks for a treatment plan for the next 6 - 12 months. I am back to work, helping out with the Girl Scouts, and attending church. Feeling wonderful and trying to have a good outlook on life. Since both doctors felt that the radiation should be successful I am tying to live my life as a cancer survivor. I'm looking at my life like I have beat this disease....I know that it is early, but I need this time to feel like myself again.
This diagnosis has been a great learning experience for me! I have learned how strong I am, how many wonderful friends I have in my life, and it has also improved my spiritual life as well. It has also taken a big toll on my family and I feel that by my trying to be normal I can help my family heal as well. My son missed an exam so his professor gave him an incomplete on an exam. He recently went back to the college. Took the exam. Got a B for the course and is now waiting to see if he will be readmitted to college or if he will still be suspended for poor grades. My husband has been stressed with his workload and my diagnosis and has been suffering panic attacks. He is on medication, and hopefully soon he can see a counselor (but he travels a lot with his job and scheduling is a problem), to help with the stess management. My daughter seems to be the only one who wasn't stressed out by my diagnosis. Her grades were excellent (all A's and 1 B....which was 0.3% from an A) and she seems to be back to normal. She's only 14, but I drew a lot of my strength from her and her ability to cope with this.
I just wanted to update you and let you know that I'm doing ok! I just don't stop here as often as just thinking about cancer coming back isn't something that I really want to do right now! I wish all of you the best in your cancer treatment.....and that we can all be survivors!!