Conquering Thyroid Cancer!

So, I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer 3 years ago this spring. I always thought that once you received treatment for cancer, and were declared cancer free you moved on. But not so. With thyroid cancer they remove the entire thyroid! The motor of the body so to speak. You cannot live without the hormone your thyroid produces. So I take a synthetic hormone, synthroid, every day. Of course, this synthetic hormone does not work as well as your natural thyroid hormone would. It doesn't fluctuate based on your needs, it is always the same. And I suffer with many of the symptoms that other thyroid cancer survivors do. Fatigue, weight gain, joint pain, forgetfulness, irritability, depression and anxiety. It is hard! And I seriously feel that I have a lower quality of life.

I was thinking today, I do NOT want to be another victim! I don't want to be a casualty of thyroid cancer. I had it, and I cannot change that! I will be reminded of that every night when I take my thyroid medication, and every time I look in the mirror and see my scar, and every year on my birthday when I have my yearly scans and blood work to make sure it hasn't come back. But I don't have to let it ruin the rest of my life! I have been living like a victim! Accepting that this is me now, tired, anxious, forgetful etc. I want to have a life that thrives! I want to CONQUER THYROID CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, I am going to come up with a plan. A set series of actions to take to improve my health and live a full vibrant life!


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