This month marks 4 years of being cancer free for me! It’s a time that I like to reflect and be especially grateful for all the I have been given and to remember to appreciate the time and the gifts that I have.
Last year I shared about my journey with thyroid cancer. It is rapidly becoming one of the highest diagnosed cancers and nobody knows what causes it. There is one type of thyroid cancer that is hereditary but that is not the one that I am referring to, most people diagnosed like me have no family history of thyroid cancer.
I was very blessed because mine was accidentally found by a doctor who just happened to know about thyroid cancer. I’ve heard some horror stories of people trying to find out what was wrong with them but getting the run around by doctors who didn’t know anything about it.
If you’re interested in learning more about the thyroid and thyroid cancer then please click the link above to read the post that I wrote last year. I went into that information in detail.
I am extremely grateful for all that I have. I was worried about my oldest son who was only a year old at the time, I didn’t want him to grow up without his mom and I definitely wanted to be there while he grew up. Cancer doesn’t care what your life situation is and unfortunately for a friend of mine that’s what happened, her young kids must grow up without her. I also know of someone who lost a family member to cancer just last week.
I am so grateful for every day that I have with my kids and grateful to have my youngest who I had after my ordeal with cancer. They are both such a joy to me and my most treasured gifts. I’m so grateful for another year with them!
I’m also grateful for the time that I have to spend with treasured friends and family. There is so much to be grateful for and though we all know that it is all too easy to get caught up in the busyness and stresses of life this is a time each year that reminds me of all that I have to be grateful for!
Take some time and be grateful for everything that you’ve been given. We have been given so many things that we often take for granted. Most of us reading this post have a home to live in, fresh food to eat daily, clothes to wear, running water, electricity, and so very much more.
If you would like more information on thyroid cancer you can visit the post that I wrote last year on my journey and you can also visit Thyca.org. That is the site that my doctors recommended that I go to as I went through my ordeal.