Posts Tagged ‘cherry pop’

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 […]


I can’t even begin to explain how furious I am with UPMC’s idiotic and disorganized endocrine group!  Last Thursday I called the office explaining that I needed to have labs done before the weekend and that I would like to do them at the hospital near me, and I asked if they would fax them […]


Well, there is some legitimate stress in my life right now, but I’m going to attribute the excruciating headaches, sensitivity to comments/situations, and dry skin to becoming hypothyroid… which I am not happy about at all.  I don’t mean to be harsh, but I feel like shit and I’m quite down.  I found myself breaking […]


Well, there’s not much new on my side… just been working a bit, preparing for my return to Heidelberg (yay!) on December 11th!  I am trying to collect pieces of Pittsburgh and of things that make me feel at home as well as things from my friends to bring back with me. I have a […]



Well, sorry I’ve abandoned the blog for a few days– last Thursday night after I came home I snuggled into my bed, pulled the laptop on to the covers and felt an excruciating pain in my jaw.  My right submandibular salivary gland was huge and painful and pressing both on my jaw and on the […]


Well, I’m now able to go off of my low iodine diet and eat the things I’ve been lusting after for weeks… Mineo’s Pizza, Dozen Cupcakes Cupcakes and other goodies. A friend dropped some new movies off for me– some great Israeli hits! In other news, I am still radioactive– still have a PICC.  Almost […]


Well I’ve got a PICC in and I am mildly radioactive.  I’ve had both of my Thyrogen shots– the first one, I found out today was done incorrectly, and was really not painful at all.  The second one hurt a lot, because it was done right- but part of that was my fault, as I […]


Well, yesterday marked the beginning of my cancer treatment.  I went in at 10:30am for lab work- my faaaaavorite.  Anyway, they needed to run the preliminary tests so, CBC, TSH, Free T, T4, Thyroglobulin, etc. and they wanted 10 or so vials out of me.  Mind the fact that I have been on the low […]


As per M.’s request, this entry will be about people reacting to my telling them that I have (thyroid) cancer and in turn, my reaction to theirs. I suppose I’ll start out in the beginning, when I first received the phone diagnosis I called a few of my friends- those I knew I’d end up […]