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8th day of natural hormones intake only

Eight days of natural hormones intake – an interim status. Day 1 till 5 went without any strange physical not mental side effects, except for the first morning when the system realised that something was all together different as usual. 316 more words


My unpopular opinion: young people don't get it.

National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week isn’t something I expected to care so much about. Sure, we all feel terrible about anyone who gets cancer, young or old – but to many of us another “awareness” week is just that: awareness that somebody else, not us, is out there suffering from something terrible that we can’t imagine. 1,348 more words

Crossing the Finish Line

Hi everyone!!

Yesterday was my half marathon! It was a beautiful crisp spring morning and the track ran along the Colchester/ Burlington bike path. The race had two waves of runners. 353 more words

Stick a fork in me! I am done!

My journey with cancer began last year and caught me completely off guard. I had initiated my own personal investigation on certain unexplainable symptoms I’d been experiencing and before you knew it, weird things started happening and the situation seemed to snowball. 656 more words

Gee Your Scar Doesn't Look Terrific

I had another follow-up appointment with my surgeon today. I was hoping this would be my last visit to him. He was running two hours behind. 186 more words

Thyroid Cancer

Using a Genetic Disorder to Combat Cancer

There is a rare genetic condition that goes by the name of Wilson’s disease. Those who inherit the disease have copper accumulation in their tissues (usually in the liver or the brain), which results from a mutation in the gene responsible for transporting copper. 619 more words


The Reveal - My Messy Beautiful

Though I wouldn’t really call it the big reveal because I haven’t been necessarily parading it around and showing it off, my scar saw the light of day for the first time in public. 1,031 more words

Surviving Thyroid Cancer