Negative for malignancy

Beep's face when I told her I don't have cancer.

I have some amazing news to share – the biopsy (see post from yesterday) came back negative for malignancy – which means I don’t have cancer! via GIPHY I don’t have many answers as to what is happening right now, but I’m going to try to focus on the fact that no matter what – at […]

“There’s a chance you have cancer but I don’t want to speculate until we know more.”

Photo: LauraLeeMarx

via GIPHY “But don’t worry. Even if it is cancer, you’ve probably had it for months or years – waiting a few weeks for a biopsy isn’t a big deal. This cancer grows slowly.” via GIPHY Let’s back up. I started noticing some difficulty swallowing in late spring. I felt like I had a lump […]

Weigh In Wednesday: Life is good edition

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Sometimes God completely surprises you Just a month ago, we found out my Aunt/Godmother had been upgraded to active on the donor registry. Because there are so many people across the country needing a liver, we expected to wait a long time (2-3 years) for her to get a cadaver liver. We wondered how far […]

Checking up, slowing down and a wardrobe malfunction

On Friday, I had a checkup with Dr. H. regarding my myriad of health issues. First, I talked with Nurse Debbie. I was bursting to tell her I lost almost 11 pounds. She was SOOO excited for me! She asked what I was doing and I said I was exercising and eating less. I made […]

Putting on a brave face but crying on the inside

Right now I feel like jumping off the bridge anyway. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannyman/ / CC BY-NC 2.0 But I won’t. Well not this weekend anyway. I digress. Tonight was the #fitmke Weight Loss Challenge kickoff and official weigh-in. And BOY did I weigh in. LIKE WEEEEEIIIIIIGHHH in. Before I post the numbers, I would like to […]

Learning to live with hypothyroidism

It’s been about two weeks since I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. My TSH level was a 10.2. The normal range is 0.4-5.0. In a nutshell, the higher this count is, the less your thyroid is doing. From what I’ve read, there are many people with hypothyroidism who don’t have an elevated TSH… but this is […]