Thursday, October 31, 2013

The "Good Cancer"

You may have heard thyroid cancer referred to as 'the good cancer". When I was first diagnosed, I hung on to those words. Repeated them to everyone who asked about my health. I believed it. And yes, while most people who have this disease can count on a long life (big plus!), I'm slowly figuring out that 'good' is a very poor description.

This 'good' cancer has zapped my energy to a low I couldn't believe possible. My metabolism has tanked, and I've gained a tremendous amount of weight in a relatively short period of time. I've had my throat surgically sliced open twice in less than three months, and am now sporting a lovely scar. I'm trying to adjust to synthetic hormones that affect almost everything my body does. I've paid a small fortune in hospital parking fees, had to drag my children to many appointments and blood tests, and my schedule is now ruled by pills and avoiding interactions. Now I'm waiting for radioactive iodine therapy, and to find out if there is still cancer elsewhere in my  body. I think I underappreciated all that my thyroid used to do for me!

What has been good is the amazing support of my friends, in person and online. In all the ways my wayward husband has let me down, my friends have picked me up and dusted me off when I needed them. My husband's stepmom has been my biggest support, flying across the country to help take care of my kids during my recoveries, and offering moral support and friendship daily. I am so grateful for these blessings.

The medical system in Canada offers free care, and while it isn't always the most efficient service, I am also grateful this condition won't bankrupt my family. Not everyone is so fortunate.

And that is all I'm going to say about cancer. I have it, but I am so much more. It won't beat me, it won't define me, and it certainly won't be grabbing anymore headlines on this blog! On that note, I still haven't been up to much of anything crafty lately, although I do have a baby carrier in the works, and the lure of Christmas crafts will surely get my spirits back up. Looking forward to getting back to the things I used to enjoy, and to reading about what the rest of the blogging world has been doing, too.

17 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. I'll keep you in my thoughts and hope that you can maintain a semblance of 'normal' whatever 'normal' may become.

    Best,

    Rose in SV

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  2. It's so nice to see you posting again Tanya.
    Thyroid cancer is rampant in our family. Many years ago I had my irradiated (killed completely), my daughter has had several surgeries, a cousin is about to start treatment. It is definitely in our genes. It takes some time for the meds to get ironed out, but don't despair, they will eventually. You are so lucky to have supportive friends and family.
    How is the baby doing?

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  3. Me and my boyfriend were seriously in love for six years and we were planning to get married but one day he came to my house and told me he was no longer interested in our relationship simply because he was dating another rich lady who promise to buy him a car and to sponsor their wedding. And i suffer heartbreak for seven months and i was not tired of loving him.so i take a bold step by contacting a spell caster who help me bring my ex boyfriend back. he is powerful and great his contact is Kumalovespell@gmail.com you can also contact him for help

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  5. Hello every one, I really want to share my testimony to the hearing of the general republic on this site, December 2013, I saw a post on a particular site shearing testimony on how the great spell caster brought back her ex who name is Nathaniel so I just see it common and i said let me see what will happen because my husband left me my three kids for another woman just like that, i and my husband was married for ten year living happily before i new what was going on, he left me and go for another woman so when i saw the post, i contacted the spell caster on his email and he told me i should not worry that my husband will come back to me in three days after once he finish casting the love spell and to my greatest surprise, i now have my husband back to me again and i want to use the medium to let every body know that this is real and if you are out here having this same problem please contact the great spell caster on his email now because he can do the unexpected. his email is drokoduwalovespelltemple@gmail.com I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK.

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  6. i am lisa ruby from canada,i want to give thanks to priestododosolutionhome@gmail.com to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my husband after three(3) years of marriage just because another woman had a spell on him and he left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this woman, have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a woman had a spell on my husband and he told me that he will help me and after 48hours that i will have my husband back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my husband. His email: priestododosolutionhome@gmail.com, you can still call him with his cell phone number +2348065061670

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  8. Thank you very much Priest Ajigar for i never thought any thing could make my husband come back to me as his wife again after he broke up with me and left to settle down with another woman who never Knew how we both suffered and share feelings together in USA but thank God today i was lucky to see this great spell caster on a site after seeing a lots of testimony and good work he have done in the lives of people helping them to get their ex,husbands and wife renewing their relationship i was convinced and i contacted him and just in 3 days after the spell was casted my beloved husband came looking for me and right now we are together again and he is taking care of me and the little kids as his responsibilities and family.I advice today if you are looking for a real and powerful spell caster just know that Priest Ajigar is a very powerful and a genuine spell caster and he don't do dark or black magic here is his email(priestajigarspells@live.com)

    Beatrix Harvey

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  9. Be careful here nobody can help you here or even suggest how you can get your ex or love back,any testimonies of most spell caster here must be ignore.because most of them are scam i mean real scam which i was a victim and i got ripped of thousands of dollars because i was so anxious to get my wife back after she left me for over 2 years with my 7 years old son jerry,i have applied to 7 different spell caster here and all to no avail they all ask for same thing send your name your ex name address and picture phone number etc which i did over and over again and most of them were from west Africa until i saw a post about mama Anita spell and i decided to gave her my last trail.she ask me four things my real name,my ex and my ex mother name and $180 and said my ex will come back in 24hours, i have paid over $3000 on spell casting and courier and nothing have work for me after 3 days i was thinking about how much i have lost so far so i said let me give her a try so i called her again and send my real name,my ex and my ex mother name and the $180 because i swear it was my last try so i was waiting as she told me to wait till next day and i could not sleep that night because i really love my wife and want her back at 9pm that day i saw my wife on line on face book and she said hi at first i was shock because she never talk with me for the past a year and 9 month now i did not reply again she said are you there? i quickly reply yes and she said can we see tomorrow i said yes and she went off-line i was confused i try to chat her again but she was no more on line i could not sleep that night as i was wondering what she is going to say, by 7.am the next morning she gave me a miss call i decided not to call back as i was still on shock again she call and i pick she said can we see after work today i said yes so she end the call immediately i got off work she call me and we meet and now we are back again i call mama anita the next day thanking her for what she has done in fact i still call her and thank her as my life was not complete without my wife please be careful here i have been scam thousands of dollars if you want a true love spell then contact mama Anita (mama.anitatruelovespell@gmail.com)

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  10. good day ladies and and gentle, men my name is CATHERINA MAXIMUMS am from Singapore. i want to share this great testimony to the general public and also use this means to advice every body looking for a spell to get his or her ex back there is a say which said that many are called but few are choosing, i was once married to this man called Luis .for 2 years we were living happily together for two year i was so happy with he because he is the kind of man every woman will like. he so caring but for the two years we never fight each other until this bad morning i woke up to prepared his breakfast for he . but to my best surprise just came up with one issue that happened last year on my birthday party, this issue has been forgoing for sometimes now and he said he can, t continue with the married anymore and he left i was so sad and confused cus i was having his 3 months old baby inside me i told he about it but he said i should go to hell for all he cares, i was so so confused then i went to tell this my friend Susan and she told me he is going to come back to me and i said is a lie she introduce me to this great man call Dr ADUGBU , of adugbuspiritualtemple@yahoo.com,) for me i never believed in spell in my life .but i have no other choice then i decided to give this man i try so i contacted he through his mail and he said i should not cry that if the man is truly my with his power him will surely come back to me, the spell DOC ADUGBU did this love for me and instruct me on how to go with is and i actually followed his instructions and after three days of which i do what he said i should do i got a message from Luis asking how is our baby, i was surprise and i said to he i thought you said you don't care he replied saying it was out of annoyance.so he used that trick to catch my attention and come back to me and today we are happy with our baby boy and also my husband Luis .if you are out there passing through similar situation you can still contact this man today on his e_mail (adugbuspiritualtemple@yahoo.com)

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  11. Hello I am Anita Rex ,I am here to spread this good news to the entire world how I got my ex husband back.I was going crazy when my husband left me and my two kids for another woman last month, But when i met a friend in Facebook that testify the good job of spell caster that called dr inegbedion that help her bring her boyfriend that left her over many years back, i also tell her my problem i have with my husband she told me to contact the spell caster that help her bring her boyfriend back, I am the type that never believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the spell caster, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before 7days, that my ex will return to me before 7days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, on the 7days of it around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email: drinegbedionspellhome@gmail.com you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything. you can contact him with this email drinegbedionspellhome@gmail.com

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  12. My Name is Tracy from USA, I am the happiest person on earth today because today My six years run away lover came back to me on his knees with tears on his eyes begging me to forgive him and accept him back, Doctor AGBAKOR a great Spell caster made this possible by helping me cast a spell. I saw his email on the internet where a girl made a post on how Doctor AGBAKOR helped her, so i decided to contact Doctor AGBAKOR and he told me that every thing will be fine IF ONLY I CAN PROVIDE THE ITEMS NEEDED TO CAST THE SPELL WHICH I DID and now I am happy because Doctor AGBAKOR is a man of his word because everything went well as he promised me. Are you having misunderstanding with your RELATIONSHIP or is your lover seeing someone else ? What is your problem that you which to solve? contact Doctor AGBAKOR today via his email and every thing will be just as it used to be, his email is :(agbakorspelltemple@gmail.com) or call +2348063345330
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  13. I am Mrs ANDERSON ANN from USA, i want to share a testimony of my life to every one. i was married to my husband Barry Morgan, i love him so much we have been married for 5 years now with two kids. when he went for a vacation to France he meant a lady called Clara who en charm him with his beauty, he told me that he is no longer interested in the marriage any more. i was so confuse and seeking for help, i don't know what to do until I met my friend Miss Rose and told her about my problem. she told me not to worry about it that she had a similar problem before and introduce me to a man called Dr Iyayi. who cast a spell on her ex and bring him back to her after 3days. Miss Rose ask me to contact Dr Iyayi. I contacted him to help me bring back my husband and he ask me not to worry about it that the gods of his fore-fathers will fight for me. He told me by three days he will re-unite me and my husband together. After three day my husband called and told me he is coming back to sought out things with me, I was surprise when I saw him and he started crying for forgiveness and that he never knew what came upon him that he will never leave me again or the kids.it was the spell that was casted on him that was working on him. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth for what this great spell caster did for me and my husband, you can contact Dr.Iyayi on any problem in this world, he is very nice, here is his contact driyayilovespellhome@gmail.com. or contact him through his website address: http://driyayilovespellhome.webs.com You can also contact him through his mobile: +2347032617285. He is the best spell caster.

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  14. I want to say a big thanks to DR.LOVESPELL for bringing back my husband that was under a spell for the past seven months and almost tried to divorce me for another lady.I have contacted other spell casters that always ask for money until i found out they where all scams.I meet this wonderful and real spell caster called DR.LOVESPELL through a friend he had helped,so i contacted DR.LOVESPELL who cast a love spell for me in just 48hours my husband was back in my arms like never before.Please i advise you to contact him now for your relationship problems before you fall victims of fake spell casters from AFRICA.Contact him on(lovespellpower@hotmail.com)tel.+2348104004707

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  15. I want to thank Dr Akim for helping me to get my love back.My boyfriend broke up with me 2 months ago and told me he is not interested in me anymore and i want him back so badly that i went to the net and in searching for help and i saw so many good talk about this spell caster and i contact him and explain my problems to him and he cast a spell for me which i use to get my boyfiend back.If you need his help email:UNIQUELOVESPELLCENTER@YAHOO.COM or call him on his mobile phone +2348159645271

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  16. who ever is reading this testimony today should please celebrate with me
    and my family because it all started like a joke to some people and others
    said it was impossible. my name is Michael i live in Chicago i am happily
    married with two kids and a lovely wife something terrible happen to my
    family along the line, i lost my job and my wife packed out of my house
    because i was unable to take care of her and my kids at that particular
    time. i manage all through five years, no wife to support me to take care
    of the children and there come a faithful day that i will never forget in
    my life i met an old friend who i explain all my difficulties to, and he
    took me to a spell caster and and the name of the temple is called, DR
    Okundonor, i was assure that everything will be fine and my wife will come
    back to me after the wonderful work of Dr Okundonorgreatspell, my wife
    came back to me and today i am one of the richest man in my country. i
    advice you if you have any problem email him with this email:
    dr.okundonorgreatspell@gmail.com and you will have the best result. take
    things for granted and it will be take from you. i wish you all the best.

    Contact: dr.okundonorgreatspell@gmail.com (or contact him through his mobile:+2348072099116

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