Tuesday, 2 April 2013


I was expecting to know a lot more after today's appointment with the endocrinologist. I was expecting a black or white answer but right now I'm left with more grey.

The good news is that one of the scarier types of thyroid cancer has been ruled out.

The bad news is that I have to have the left lobe of my thyroid and the nodule surgically removed.

I don't know a lot right now. I'm meeting the surgeon tomorrow afternoon so hopefully he can tell me more. I am trying to have a positive attitude but I just feel deflated.

Thank you so much for all the well wishes and love you guys have been sending. The emails and text messages and tweets and just general loveliness have really helped to put a smile on my face. You all rock, dudes.


  1. (Ignore my instagram question) I'm so sorry. I wanted it to be carefree for you from here on out. I'm glad it's not the scary option but still, surgery comes with its own fears. Sending you love & strength my friend.

  2. Dammit all...but very relieved to hear the scarier type has been ruled out. Once you have the stuff removed, will that be "it" and you'll be okay? I hope you catch a break soon, Hills--will be thinking of you a lot. Xoxo

  3. Ugh, I'm so sorry. My mom actually had her entire thyroid removed a few years ago because, if not, she would have had to deal with thyroid cancer later in life.

    I'm very glad to hear the scarier option has been ruled out, but it sucks when you don't get the straight answer you were looking for.

    Thinking of you!

  4. I hate grey too. Hoping for things heading fast and firm into white.

  5. I'm sorry you didn't get a straight answer but I am glad that the very scary cancer is ruled out.

    I'm still thinking and sending good thoughts to you lady. And virtual hugs.

  6. Oh lady. I'm glad that one level of scary is gone, but I'm sending you all my good thoughts for the other scary shit.

  7. That sucks! I would have punched my doctor in the face at this point. You have to have more surgery? It sounds all kinds of awful. I'm so sorry.

  8. Ah, man. Big hugs from four hours away. xo