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!