My Story

I created this site to help keep everyone updated about the progress of my cancer. It is so hard to let everyone know about every doctor appointment. I hope this site will become a healing process for me and help me get through the rough days and make the good ones even better.

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I noticed a lump in the front of my throat and two on the side of my neck when I was about five months pregnant. I didn't think anything of it because I had read that it is common for women during pregnancy to develop a cyst on their thyroid. It wasn't until I heard of my cousin's diagnosis of cancer that I decided I should get the lumps checked out. I went through ultrasounds, nuclear scans and a biopsy in a matter of a month and got sent to a surgeon in Lexington/>/>. My diagnosis from the biopsy was a Follicular Lesion that could either be a cyst, benign tumor, or cancer. So, we decided to take the left half of my thyroid out on February 5th. During the surgery a pathologist looked at half of my thyroid and determined it was cancer, they then took my entire thyroid out. When they removed the whole thyroid they noticed the cancer had spread to 2 of my lymph nodes as well. They proceeded to remove those during the surgery. I have papillary carcinoma that is an aggressive form of cancer. It is common for the type of cancer that I have to spread to my lungs and or breast. I start a special diet and go off of my thyroid hormones on March 8th and begin what I call "hell week" on March 23rd consumed by 2 full body scans and radioactive iodine therapy. I have been blessed with my doctor, Dr. Ain who is not currently taking new patients but I got to see him through a "loophole" he has set up to only get new patients. He is world renowned in what he does and has been amazing with me already in my journey with cancer. I feel so blessed to have him as my doctor. I want everyone to know that I appreciate all the cards, flowers, messages and prayer requests. I ask you all to please continue to keep me and my family in your prayers as we start on this journey. March will be a very rough month for me so especially keep me in your thoughts and prayers during that month!


Elizabeth Brock posted a new journal entry, "3 Years "Cancer Free"".

I know that I had said I would end my caringbridge site when my cancer "ended". But, the truth is, it still hasn't ended. I am healthy...tests, scans, etc. show ... Read more

Jill Van Tassel signed Elizabeth's Guestbook.

Beth, I didn't know you when you went through all the bad times with your cancer, but I'm certainly glad to have you as a new friend now!!  I am inspired by your ... Read more

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Sandra Parido signed Elizabeth's Guestbook.

Beth:  It was so good to have an update from you in your journal. I thank the Lord for the beautiful daughter you had and also thank him for you. May he continue to be ... Read more

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Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your summer! I had mentioned not too long ago that I would end my journal with the birth of our daughter. I have bittersweet ... Read more

Ruth Cowles signed Elizabeth's Guestbook.

I was just thinking of you the other night, so was so excited to receive this update today! We will continue to pray for your upcoming tests, etc. and are so happy to ... Read more

Elizabeth Brock posted a new journal entry.

Hello!! It has been a very long time since I have updated and I apologize for that. I would like to first of all to thank everyone again for your continued love, support ... Read more

Patty Bromagen signed Elizabeth's Guestbook.

You know you will always be in my prayers.  Congratulations on your results and your good news about the new little one! Your Mom and I have already talked about all ... Read more

Ruth Cowles signed Elizabeth's Guestbook.

Such wonderful news!  I am thanking the Lord tonight for answered prayer, and for this miracle growing within you.  What a blessed way to end this road of cancer, a baby ... Read more

Sandra Parido signed Elizabeth's Guestbook.

Beth:  Praise God for the great results you got and congradulation on expecting.  May the Lord continue to be with you and our prayers are still with you.  I am so ... Read more

Elizabeth Brock posted a new journal entry.

Hello again! I had my ultrasound and the results are completely negative for any cancer!! It was clean and looked great. More than likely it is scar tissue. This is a ... Read more

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