I think we’re done here

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.

3 Comments on “I think we’re done here”

  1. Kristi Sandberg says:

    Just found your blog. So thankful that you wrote it. Just had a 2 cm nodule and the right side of my thyroid removed on Valentines Day. Biopsy results: Papillary Carcinoma. Now its my turn to beat cancer. Not sure if I’ll have to go back in for another surgery … we’ll see but I’m so encouraged by your journey. Thank you!

  2. Sandra Fiorini says:

    Hi thank you for writing all that you have on what you have been through. I was just diagnoised with the same thing in feb.I have been trying to figure out what course of treatment I want to take. I am looking for a more natural treatment. I just don’t like the thought of taking radiation. I am a 48 year old mother of two boys, one is 20 and the other is 18. I would love to here about what anyone else out there is going through or their out come. God Bless.

  3. cathy ware says:

    This blog has been a tremendous help. I THANK YOU, I just finished surgery 8 days ago and begin radiation next week. It gives me such encouragement to read this step by step process. And not to mention the diet, oh how you helped me wih that one. I thank you again for this wonderful walk through

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