Thursday, February 17, 2011

Carpe Diem

Are you one of those people who reads the last page of a book first?

Well, I here is the ending. I have cancer. 

Thyroid cancer...papillary carcinoma to be exact. 

Another surgery and a round of radiation within the next 6 weeks.  Needless to say I was upset.  I do not want another surgery or to have to miss more work to deal with this.  I did promise many people that I would take time off this round to rest and recoup properly.  I will be the first to say that I needed more rest before I came back from the first surgery.  Awaiting a neck ultrasound to check my lymph nodes and then surgery will be booked :(

I really wasn't that surprised when Dr. Nichols read me the pathology report.  Call it woman's intuition or call it the "C" factor. 

My entire life has been defined by the letter C.

Growing up - cookies, crafts, chocolate, crayons, cousins
Teen years - crushes, curling, corsages, camp, and culture (France)
20s - colitis, college, Calumet, Corona, cottaging, corporate Canada, crosswords
30s - camera, Creative Memories, children, cinema, casseroles, cats, coffee
40s - Crohns disease, casino, calories, climbing (rock), cooking, Chicago marathon

So you see, this just fits into the "C" factor my life seems to define itself by. 

I wonder what the future holds? 

Cruise?  Cycling?  China? Caribbean? Chanel :)? celebrations? cellulite, comedy? compassion? Creme Brulee? cashmere? Cancer free!!!!