Kicking Thyroid Cancer’s Ass
Hi my name is Dara,
I was diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid Cancer 2 years ago when I was 22. It was almost exactly a year after my youngest sister who was 14 at the time she was diagnosed with the exact same Cancer.
I had surgery right away to treat it and only had one month to comprehend everything.
I would like to tell my story because I was a 100 lb runner before I was diagnosed and my only symptom was weight gain. I gained 45lbs in 3-6 months and it was completely devastating. I struggled with my weight for the past two years until I was able to change my whole lifestyle.
Now I exercise and eat right and I have a whole new look on life. My mom thought that I should write to you because I am the best version of myself and it all changed because of my thyroid and within only 5 months of changing my lifestyle.
Are there any similarities in our stories? How does your story differ from mine? I’d love to hear from other thyroid cancer survivors and patients.