Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category


Welcome to my humble abode– imagine it to be a plastic igloo nestled in the calm of a snow storm’s aftermath.  It is warm inside, and there are many shiny objects– things that are so breathtaking that one could stare at them for hours.  Once the igloo’s curtain is pulled it is insulated… stocked with […]

Well, got my labs and things back from the doctor– and we have a TSH of 0.2, FT4 of 29.0, FT3 of 6.1, and a detectable Tg… cute!  Somehow despite all of the good things with my TSH and T4, I still don’t feel great.  I’m still extremely tired and just feeling generally hypo.  Oh […]

I’ve been holding off on posting for a while, just until I could get my thoughts more centered– I’m not sure how centered they are now, but, ey, fuck it! So, here’s a little update on what’s been going on: I had an appointment with my german endocrinologist last Tuesday. (Just a little background, I […]

I wrote a letter to my thyroid and it was published by DearThyroid earlier today.  Take a look!

Happy New Year!  I hope this one will be soooooooooooo much better than last– for everyone. I hope that the new year will be a cancer-free one, spent with a good TSH range, and minimal health problems! This commencement of a decade rises in my mind, something that will happen within this decade, something momentous […]

 Thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers are fun, right? Unfortunately not; they deeply affect us as patients and our families, indelibly leaving an imprint on our minds, bodies and souls. None of it is easy. If we’re going to bring awareness to this disease, we have to come together as a family. Our collective voices […]



Today is funny… not funny good or funny bad– but just funny.  I went to bed a bit before 1am last night, and woke up around 4am in a really bad night sweat, only to realize that I had a fever and that it took all of the energy my recent sleep had collected, to […]

Also, I noticed that that little speck next to my scar, on the right hand side on the picture, is actually where the end of my stitches is… it’s where there was a wee thinger hanging out while the tape was on it… and probably the reason for my thyknife!  Anyway, just an observation!

Well hello there from Heidelberg! Sorry for the lack of recent updates– I’ve been trying to settle in, dealing with german bureaucracy, celebrating holidays, starting a new job, and adjusting to the time change. Here’s my thyroid cancer update: Here, just to fill you all in: I went to the ENT surgeon before I left […]