I have thyroid cancer. It has spread to my lungs. Of course I'm concerned about myself, but mostly I'm worried about my kids.
It has been rough lately. I was given "early retirement" last October. The director said it was an "opportunity to get well." The work I was doing was moved to Mexico. While I knew for quite a while putting my work in Mexico was a real threat, I didn't think they'd do it when I was sick. At the very least I thought they'd talk to me about it.
Then in November I started getting intermittent, painful swelling of the salivary glands. One exam led to another and in February a lung nodule was accidentally discovered. And then more.