That sound you hear is me exhaling after holding my breath for 5 days.
Got the call from my endocrinologist today letting me know that the tumor on my thyroid is non-cancerous. This means yearly monitoring to see what’s going on in my neck, but that beats the heck out of the alternatives. Still wondering why I have this little critter growing inside me, but in following the theme of the blog I’m choosing to believe I’m rapidly evolving. No doubt this mutation will soon reveal some sort of X-Men superpower which I’ll put to use to fight crime and rid the world of villany. I’ve already got the running tights, so it’s all finally coming together.
I am humbled and deeply moved by the comments I received when posting about this last week. The fact that so many people who I know mainly through exchanges of blog posts, comments, and the occasional email would express such concern and reassurance is truly remarkable. I started this blog mostly as a way to figure out how to stop falling apart from running, but it has become so much more meaningful than that in terms of what I put into it, and more importantly, what I get out of it. I thank you all for your support, and it won’t be forgotten when Thyroid Man is protecting you all from the evils of the world. Ok …. maybe the superhero name still needs a little work.