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I’m sorry again that it has been so long since I’ve posted! Since my last post, I have had 2 more operations- both left sided revisions- although the last was mainly to remove the old scar tissue. I’ve had lots of ups and downs in the last few months and have wanted to post, but […]

I’ve been meaning to do this post since I got out of the hospital after my neck dissection in May- but haven’t managed to find a good time… well y’all, here it is! For those of you going in for a neck dissection I have a packing list of things you absolutely need to bring […]

Well, lots happened in the past few months!  Some good, some bad– but to recapture everything that’s happened in those months would be impossible and unbearable. ;-D  So I’ll fill you in as I go– in the following posts. I am in the middle of my semester (yay not pausing medical school!) and dealing with […]

It’s been another post-less month.  Although I often dream about my blog, and my readers, somehow my dreaming doesn’t become reality. I don’t really know what it is that I’ve been doing recently that eats up so much time.  For some reason I don’t have time to write good friends and answer emails and talk […]

Well hello all!  I’m sorry it’s been a while since my last post.  I am alive (which shocked me a bit when I woke up from the surgery, to be completely honest!). Surgery went “well”– 600g (1.32lb) were removed from my neck during the radically converted neck dissection.  I am now missing half of a […]

Big Things


I have some monumental things coming up– first off, a big operation.  Bilateral neck dissection with possible radical conversion– it even sounds big… MASSIVE.  And then with it, a rather large scar.  And with the whole thing, a huge new bundle of medical woes. I went to the doctor this Monday about the lump on […]

Lab Update


Just a brief lab update, as I finally received my most recent labs this afternoon!  They’re from the 7th of April, but still the newest I’ve got!  TSH is 0,0!!!!! Great!  Finally properly suppressed.  FT4 is 30, which is pretty high, but ok considering the TSH suppression and would also explain the higher frequency of […]

I can’t decide how to refer to the lump on my neck… I’m so tempted to use a humpty dumpty reference– lumpty dumpty or something… but yet so close to using a Big Fat Greek Wedding reference and calling it my twin, which I ate in the womb.  I think lumpty dumpty sounds a bit […]

Another month has past, and I have still very little to write.  No, that’s not true.  So much, but so little courage to do so! Well, a few things have drastically changed in my life: first off, I’ve become much more aware of my iodine intake- my goal for the next few months is to […]

Quick Update


Sorry I’ve been absent recently!  I actually made another vlog, but the sound didn’t work and I didn’t have the time to re-record the video. Things have been going alright, I have been home for a while, recovering.  This round of treatment has been giving me more trouble than the first.  I’ve had some extreme […]