Rachel Sauvola

First post: Jun 18, 2017 Latest post: Oct 6, 2017
Sometimes in life we're handed challenges that are meant to teach ourselves and others very valuable lessons. As a busy wife, mom, agriscience instructor, FFA advisor, and community leader, I have been put in a place to do just that. I have already learned that I am not invincible. I have already learned that people care. You don't ever want to think you're sick. You don't ever want to think that you have a disease that is affecting millions. You don't ever want to stop your fast paced life to go to the doctor because you don't think you're sick! And you certainly don't feel sick! 

My cancer was found accidentally. I was in for something else entirely and then we found these nodules...these nodules that were the size of walnuts. These thyroid nodules we needed to investigate further. These things I carried around that could be just something we'd watch and monitor after biopsying or that we would want to remove. I was given the statistic that 80% of nodules are just fine. Of course, mine were in the 20% that has now led me down this path. 

If you're visiting this site, you're part of my team! Perhaps you live right down the street or perhaps you're in another part of the state or across the country. Each of you plays an important role on my team as a prayer warrior, cheerleader, positive reinforcer and/or go to person who I can ask for help. Thank you for being here and for caring about my journey. 

Here's to kicking cancer's butt as a team! I am using this site to keep family and friends updated in one place because I am old and I forget who I called, texted or chatted with because this is a new whirlwind. I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.  Thank you for keeping Dean, Abby, Iris and me in your thoughts and prayers. 

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