There Was Nothing Sweet About Our Termination
I miss you. You did your job just fine. It’s a shame we had to part ways. It’s been just over a year.
Unfortunately, while you were doing your job, a cancerous tumor had been building for at least 8 years and hardening itself to my trachea. It invaded my neck muscle and many lymph nodes. It grew to be the size of an egg before the doctors found it. By then, it had compromised you, as well as your 4 parathyroid siblings. Had they waited just 2 more weeks to operate, I would have woken up with a trach tube and the cancer would have been terminal.
I could have happily done without the 25 radiation treatments that took my voice, made the skin fall off my neck front and back, the hair loss, and nausea. The burnt esophagus that stopped me from eating for 8 weeks was more pain than I can put into words, but the 54lbs lost wasn’t all bad.
I miss regular menstrual cycles. I also miss mornings without meds. I miss not having hot and cold spells, and I could do without the mood swings.
I miss you thyroid. You did nothing wrong. There is a fabulous scar where you used to be. It’s my battle scar that tells the world I’m kicking cancers ass.
Trina Wesley, Vancouver BC, 41 years young, Mother, grandmother and fiancÃƒ©e
Complete thyroidectomy March 28th, 2008
RAI treatment in June 2008 – unsucessful
25 external beam radiation treatments completed December 24th 2008
Currently waiting to see endo for body scan. Fingers always crossed
You can find out more about Trina and how she’s doing by following her updates on Twitter @ImACutieFace. And she is, my darlings, a Cutie Face.