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August 2nd, 2012

it's the c-word

As you all know, I had my right thyroid taken out a few weeks ago. Went for my follow-up appointment this morning and was hit by news I totally wasn't expecting. The pathology came back positive for papillary cancer. Cancer. HOLY SHIT I HAVE CANCER.

*deep breaths*

So the game plan is now this. Vacation is cancelled :( Go back for surgery in about 3 months to remove the left thyroid. Surgery will be either at TO General or Princess Margaret this time. After that, go on radioiodine treatment. Take thyroid meds forever starting now (my blood test before the surgery had me in hypothyroid territory so it's probably worse now).

Think I'm still a bit in shock.

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