Warning: I'm about to go on a very brief, off-topic rant of revelation.
How in the world did I not think to explore Pandora before?! It is absolutely amazing! I typed in "Michael Buble" and I got all this amazing, blissful music that is totally mellowing me out right now. I am so stoked; I think this will be my new addiction for music. :-) Click the link above for instant spectacular-ness. (I am sure my brother will laugh at me and pull the "I told you so!" card as soon as he reads this.)
Okay, I'm done with that. ;-)
There really is not much to report at this point. All of the fun stuff has already come to pass, and by fun stuff I mean the most dramatic and tormenting stuff. So right now, there is not much to say about everything that has not already been said. I am accepting the whole situation with Janina, and beginning to understand that thyroid cancer may just be a genetic thing with our family. After a little bit of research, we found out that Cowden Syndrome does not apply to our family because we do not have the primary symptoms. So, odds are we have a gene that has been passed down through my mother's family (unsure of which grandparent it came from). That gene has not been found yet, so we really cannot be genetically tested just yet.
I will end with some lyrics with which Dean Martin is presently serenading me:
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.