I think we’re done herePosted: August 3, 2012
See, when I started this blog and called it “Beating Thyroid Cancer,” I knew how it was going to end. And this is the end, essentially.
Last week was the big hurdle when I had my whole body scan it came back negative. There was one last little piece of business to take care of after that. I had a blood test on Monday to search for any last little indications of cancer. Yesterday morning I saw Dr. Q and he gave me the results.
Is there a nicer word in the English language?
This tells you just how successful my treatment has been. My appointment with Dr. Q was at 8:30. I was walking out of the office at 8:33. Seriously. I spent more time getting my blood pressure taken than I spent talking to him about my treatment. (That’s only a slight exaggeration.)
“Your blood test showed the cancer was undetectable. Come back for another blood test every six months. Have a nice day.”
Bingo bango bongo.
I’m so grateful to Dr. W and Dr. Q for the great job they did with me. And I’m thankful to my wife for all she did to help me out. It was overall a pretty easy and painless experience. I hope that someone who is just starting to go through this process finds this blog and takes encouragement from it. There is a lot of scary stuff out there on the Internet, mostly because it seems like people (in general) like to bitch. They like to write about their misfortune, to vent.
The other lesson you should take out of this is its important to have a good attitude. I never doubted for a moment that I would be fine. And guess what? I am. It may sound silly to think your attitude has any impact on cancer cells, but Dr. Q told me it really does.
Well, that’s all from here. I hope.