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    Celebration (Living Life): Even through five years. I rejoice that I can ride my bike and to most people I do seem healthy, Well I know that things could go south but for not I just want to gain my life back and possibly get the man I love to marry me. It has been hard on him since he lost his wife to cancer it has been a challenge. So I do celebrate the life that God has given me get my life back to living

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    Decision Point (Just tired of it all): For five years I have had to deal with thyroid cancer for 26 of those months on a oral chemo that I did not need to be taking because they did not rule out the three other things that my PET scan results said could of been. Well I turn out to be the first my doctors have had with cancer and sarcoidosis. Some can be over cancer in just a few months but me it's been five years and they really do not know what is going or how to treat me. I feel the radiation I just had was a waist of thousands of dollars but they did it to protect their necks.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Removal of cancer in thyroid bed the three lymph nodes. Two nodes on my left side which were suspected of being cancer were clear or cancer and any sign of sarcoidosis. Lymph node on the right top of bed turned out to be black on cancer. Very glad they got that. There was still cancer left in the outer areas of thyroid bed. Guess they could cut my neck off then I could get rid of the cancer.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): 2015 April they took my spleen to biopsy. It was not needed they were about to get a good biopsy of a spot on my liver but took my spleen so they could see what was going on. Well they found out what they thought was cancer was not it was sarcoidosis, it mimics cancer. Oh I still have cancer but it had not matastised like they had thought

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    Radiation (Radio Iodine): Two weeks of a low iodine diet. Everything has iodine in it by the way. Getting tired of it all. Two days of going in for a shot then scans. Scan does not show anything but they decide still to give me a low dose of radio iodine. Then more blood work and tomorrow go in for the post radiation scan.
    Yes, just tired of it all.

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    5 year with Papillary Thyroid Cancer....ya can relate to the time to say NO MORE....just let me live my life as best as my life can be and as long as God has me here. Time to Live again