I just want to take a moment to thank everyone who reads our blog. Because you have shown such concern and interest in what we have to say, it inspires us to share our journey with you.
When I write, I feel like I am talking to a good friend, and that friend is really listening. So, in the middle of the night or wee hours of the morning, and without having to call and bother anyone in particular, I can talk about what's on my mind. It's done wonders for me, and I thank you for that.
I'm just an average mom with two average daughters, all stricken with thyroid cancer. Every day is tough. Some days are better than others. But I don't think a single day goes by that we don't find something to smile or laugh about.
Perhaps you are reading this because you are going through a similar struggle. Just like you, I am a real person behind the blog, so feel free to e-mail me if you'd like to chat -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like Daughter, Like Mother: Our Thyroid Cancer Journey
Behind the Blog
Adelina is a full-time wife, mother, practice manager, and medical transcriptionist. After receiving an ultrasound and countless biopsies, she was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer on December 11, 2009. She successfully underwent surgery on December 29, 2009, and had her first radioactive iodine treatment in February 2010. Following treatment, Adelina now sees her doctor once a year for follow-up. She has been doing well, and refuses to let cancer slow her down.
Dori is 26 years old. She was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer at the age of 17 on June 1, 2006, just three days prior to her high school graduation. Dori endured two radioactive iodine treatments and two surgeries to remove her complete thyroid and 39 total lymph nodes from her neck. She is now under close watch by her doctors, and only time will tell if the cancer stays at bay.