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Life Redefined: New Thoughts

Life Redefined: New Thoughts

It finally happened. I don’t really know how or when, just that it did. People used to tell me that a day would come when I wouldn’t dwell on cancer. I didn’t believe them. How [Read] | 4 responses.

Life Redefined: Worthy of Love

Life Redefined: Worthy of Love

This past August I had an ablation dose of RAI to try and destroy the remaining thyroid tissue in my thyroid bed. This was my third ablation, so I knew what to expect. Low iodine diet, [Read] | 12 responses.

Life Redefined: The Cause of Cancer

Life Redefined: The Cause of Cancer

How many times have you wondered what caused your cancer? How many hours have you spent wracking your brain, trying to figure out what you did wrong that caused cancer to grow in your [Read] | 2 responses.

Life Redefined: Conflicted

Life Redefined: Conflicted

A couple weeks ago I went to my offline cancer support group. This group meets once a month and is a treasure to me. I love the people in this group and I love the encouragement and [Read] | no responses.

Life Redefined: Scanxiety

Life Redefined: Scanxiety

This past month has been a month full of health stuff. I-131, scans, blood draws, ablation, more blood draws, more scans. Lather, rinse, repeat. I knew it was getting to be that time of [Read] | 3 responses.

Life Redefined: The Low Iodine Diet

Life Redefined: The Low Iodine Diet

  Yesterday was the first day of my annual low-iodine diet as I prepare for a whole body scan. I hate this diet. To be honest, the diet itself is not bad. The food is all [Read] | 5 responses.

Life Redefined: Dancing in the Rain

Life Redefined: Dancing in the Rain

Not long ago, a friend gave me a card with a message penned inside that really made me think. It said, “Don’t wait for the storm to pass; dance in the rain!” That’s probably a [Read] | 13 responses.

Life Redefined: Acceptance Speech

Life Redefined: Acceptance Speech

A couple of weeks ago I talked about finding a new normal after being diagnosed with cancer and how some of my old normal is still a part of the new normal. It took me a long time to [Read] | 3 responses.

Life Redefined: The Good and the Bad

Life Redefined: The Good and the Bad

Lately, I’ve been thinking and wondering, “Will I EVER be cancer-free?” I haven’t had a clean scan (yet), but my doctor is optimistic, not that optimism is the cure for cancer. I [Read] | 6 responses.

Life Redefined: Is “Weapons of Mass Destruction” an Overstatement?

Life Redefined: Is “Weapons of Mass Destruction” an Overstatement?

In my last article, Are We Becoming Weapons of Mass Destruction?, I wrote about my personal experience with radioactive iodine and my belief that we need stricter guidelines to protect [Read] | 9 responses.

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