Comment Of The Day: March 23, 2010
In today’s letter written by, Jennifer Bridge “Rip My Thyroid” she discussed her cancer story and fears of thyroid cancer recurring, among other things. Her letter sparked a wonderful conversation between thyroid cancer patients, survivors and patients with hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease. If you haven’t read it; you simply must.
Thank you to everyone for participating in today’s conversation and to;
Paula says: March 22, 2010 at 7:25 am
Hey, I am a CANCER SURVIVOR too! The Cut-throat Club! We kicked cancer in the throat!
When I went for my Fine Needle Aspiration, we convinced the doc to let my husband come in and take pictures documenting the whole procedure. I find many things about the procedure quite funny.
First;the room where the biopsy was done was shortened to “F-N-A”. Everybody kept telling me to head to the “F-N-A”. Maybe it’s a Canadian thing, but when somebody says “F-N-A” I hear “F***-n’ eh!!!! like we used to say in high school when something was really cool.
Second;the name. Fine needle? FINE needle? Fine needle, my eye! LOL!! That thing almost pinned me to the table!
I highly recommend bringing a friend along, or a husband with a camera. It lightened the tension, helped me see the funny things, and made the procedure a story to share instead of a creepy secret.
I’m glad you are a survivor, and thanks for sharing your story!!
Elaine Martinez, Graves’ disease (hyperthyroid) patient wrote a magnificent piece about “What Awareness means to her. In Elaine’s post, she covered a lot of territory regarding awareness for all thyroid diseases and cancers, as well as sharing her story. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, I encourage you to check it out.
Thank you to everyone for sharing your thoughts and stories. Thank you to;.
Lisa Watkins says: March 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm
My friends and relatives weren’t adversely affected by my Graves just worried about my health. I was working for an optometrist at the time I got diagnosed and told him about my condition. I didn’t know what my symptoms would be and my endo didn’t tell me anything. I realize in hindsight that I looked like I was on drugs. I eventually got laid off from that job and the one who stayed actually was on drugs!