4.14.2010

Quote of the Day

Found in the wonderful 3 Day for a Cure message boards:

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”

Finding a cure is more important that fearing what could be.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Christina,
    I was just wondering, you had some chest pain after your RAI right? And did they ever determine for sure if it was lung mets or not? I have a little bit of chest pain although I did start my synthroid two days ago, and of course I am freaking out now about metastases. My follow-up WBS is this Friday, so I guess by then I will know for sure.

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  2. Hey Kate - yes I had chest pain and I couldn't breathe... or at least thats what it felt like. I've been told yes AND no to the lung mets... and I was told don't worry about it because the RAI dosage would have killed off anything anyway. My last appt w/ my Endo they said yes to mets but we are in the watch and wait mode. Its a bit frustrating but at least good to know there are no big tumors in my lungs for sure.

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  3. Thanks Christina. This is what just drives me CRAZY with cancer...all the not knowing part. At least with the non-Hodgkin's I don't lose sleep over it anymore because at this point almost 13 years later it's only a remote possibility to be a problem. The whole thyroid cancer for life thing is really getting me down lately (the pills and continual scanning, high chance of recurrence...).

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  4. Sometimes its overwhelming to think about for sure, knowing you have to be followed for life with thyca... It sucks and it affects so many things! I found it helpful to find a local thyroid cancer support group (mine is at Gilda's Club) because other thyca patients just get it. Also, things don't seem so overwhelmingly bad when you aren't hypo anymore :) It took me over a month to start feeling semi-normal after going hypo for my RAI and even longer before what I call my hypo-depression turned around! I definitely still have bad days but find that friends and family have a wonderful way of picking you back up when you start getting in that mood

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